To my delight, I drove through a town called Cookietown yesterday as I took a short jaunt on my way to “CrazyVille.” I bet you have been there too…both of these locations.
CrazyVille is the town in my head where I get caught up in the details, in the “What if’s”, the “Why Me’s”, and the “I’ll show them’s.” It does me no good, and I have traveled there before. I think about things too much, take things too personally, freak out, act like a raving, junior-high lunatic and think that my world has caved in completely. I most likely resemble a combination of the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz as she is melting and the frantic Glenn Close on the Fatal Attraction movie.
It is not a pretty sight. And yes, I am a Christian, God-loving woman. I took this little Sunday drive in my car, as I was going knee-deep into CrazyVille, thinking of going on a DRIVE towards a snow and ice storm. It was not one of my brightest moments. Thankfully for good friends, voice text messages, and the Kmart shoe section, I came home unscathed and less crazy. I had no idea that I was passing through a town called Cookieville until I looked on my Facebook.
Too bad they don’t have a drive-through cookie stand in Cookieville on the highway,’cause I would have been a great customer.
What is the lesson learned in this….eat more cookies? No. The lesson is that we all have places, people and events that bring out our fears and our anger. Don’t be afraid of going there, but also know that you need a safety route and a friend to guide you back home.
As a Christian Woman and Entrepreneur, I am strong. I am a leader. I am wise. But I still need support, encouragement, love, and a few cookies now and then.
Be Brave, my friends!