One of the things that keeps coming up for me is making myself, a priority. It is very hard to make myself a priority, when I have people talking in both ears while I am in the middle of making other things come through that needed to be done yesterday (or so someone said so).
I canceled plans to do my regular rental car. This was done so that I could pay a little less for using someone’s car for a few days rather than just twenty four hours. When that did not come through I had to reschedule an appointment.
Immediately, I did become the priority. I am not waiting for anyone to make me a priority. For anyone to say I am paying too much on a rental is crazy to listen to. It’s not like I am renting an SUV or sports car, just a simple sedan that beats paying the price of a cab. Just to get it all done is key.
So I am not listening to empty promises or others that say they only have my best interest at heart when I have to miss an appointment over it. I have transportation for the appointment I rescheduled and I won’t rent a car this time because for this time I was able to arrange an agency to pick me up.
I am working on long range transportation so maybe I can cut in half renting a car. I cannot own a car at this point because I cannot afford to register it, maintenance, and what if the engine or transmission falls out going down the road. Financially that would be irresponsible. It’s much easier to have someone else worry about that and all I do is pay insurance for the days I have a car which they provide.
Some days I think it’s a lot like going out on your own for the first time. You make plans while you live pretty cushy in your parents’ home and then reality hits when you get out on your own; no one else is paying the power bill or picking up the gallon of milk you forgot. Even if they said they would.
You might think this sounds angry. It is not intended with bitterness or anger. It’s just a fact that you to have to think about you and make yourself a priority. No one will do that for you. It is not selfish to make yourself a priority. What’s selfish and futile, is waiting for someone else to do it.