Hello SOTGC community,
As a girl, I vividly remember that when it was time for my sisters and me to go places with our mother, we would all race to the car because it was our desire to sit in the front seat with her. It was as if the front seat was some kind of magic carpet ride, where we would have her all to ourselves, not caring about the fact that the other two siblings were just in the back seat. On our trips to the super market, there was yet another race. A race to see whose turn it was to push the shopping cart.
Clearly, our mother had to have some kind of system in determining who would ride in the front sit, and, then, who would be responsible for pushing the shopping cart. Unfortunately, in my eyes, it never seemed to be my turn to do either. This theme would continue not only in my own household but also in other aspects of my life. It was never my turn to do the things I deemed important and/or exciting.
This notion really began to bother me personally, so much so that I began questioning when I did things. As I was convinced that my timing was all wrong! After making certain adjustments to when I did things … I was completely shocked and alarmed that nothing changed.
It wasn’t until I embraced the possibility that timing wasn’t my issue. All too often we find ourselves in particular places for unknown reasons. And just because it’s your time, that doesn’t mean it’s your turn!
Life offers us many lessons to learn, and waiting for your turn is definitely one of them. Because, when we go out of turn, things aren’t given the proper time to develop. Thus, we circumvent not only our timing but when it’s actually our turn! So, instead of concentrating on when it will be your turn, rather enjoy the fact that it’s your time!
Have you ever felt your timing was off and you missed your turn? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.