Okay. I tried. But the frozen food from Trader Joe’s is pretty underwhelming so time to pivot. There are a few winners and I will be sharing those with you over the next few months rather than trying new things.
I don’t like trying new things. I don’t like going out of my comfort zone. I like my comfort zone. I once called it my comfort cabana, which makes sense since I have been carefully constructing it for the past 46 years.
Over the past 8 years most of my life has altered so completely I still can’t believe I’ve lived within a 10 mile radius the entire time. It seems as if I should be living on a different planet. Okay, at least a different county.
I don’t like trying new things and moving to a new place is all kinds of trying new things. New supermarkets, unfamiliar libraries, figuring out the backstreets that go through when traffic gets backed up…I get that old choking feeling just thinking about it. Most of the changes happened without any input from moi. People generally don’t check in with me before they die or cheat on me.
Where am I going with this? I have no idea. I am going to help Older Son move this weekend. I have a new bookcase being delivered soon. I will own 4 bookcases. I like old, odd bookcases (except for the new one I had to buy to hold my very own 20 volume OED, nerd brag).
I am trying to right my ship but probably won’t know to what degree I have succeeded until I have to jump ship and swim to a new one.
That’s what all this has felt like! I’ve been jumping from burning ship to burning ship and sometimes I fall in the water but luckily the fires have kept the sharks at bay long enough for me to get myself and the kids onto a new ship.
Here’s hoping I become radically less dramatic in the next few months. And that I stop using business jargon terms like pivot when talking about trader joe’s frozen food.