With any luck when this post is published I should be on a plane to Phoenix Arizona and I'm going to be so happy to be on my way.
First – a little backstory. I had originally planned to leave Green Bay early Monday morning and go to Vermont for Big Snow Tiny Conf where I'd be talking with business owners and doing a little skiing on the side…
Incomes the polar vortex and all flights out of Green Bay & Chicago were cancelled and I wont be able to make it to the conference. As much as I'm disappointed I know that I'll soon be going to Arizona to warm up and I'll hit Big Snow next year. A short two hours before my flight is supposed to leave on Thursday I get an email saying that the flight was cancelled. No reason other than it's cancelled. I've been booked for Friday (today) and if all goes according to plan I should be headed to that warm weather only a day late.
That's the happy bright side of me talking. Before I was in this happy side I was frustrated.
Frustration Has No Value
The unfortunate part of being frustrated is that it's a totally worthless emotion. What does it do? Where does it get you? The most the usually comes out of frustration is an angry tweet (guilty).
I've decided I'm going to make an Escape From Green Bay movie.
— Patrick Rauland (@BFTrick) January 9, 2014
I thought about writing an angry blog post about how awful the travel situation is – and maybe that post should be written, but not by me, not right now. What good does an angry post do? I'm doing the only thing I can do and that is accepting that I'm frustrated.
Rather than moping I've decided to have dinner with friends. Will I be talking about my frustration with my friends? Probably a sentence or two – just the facts. There's no point in living it anew.
I'm done. I'm past it. There's no value there. I'm going to wait patiently & have a good time with friends while I do so. I hope when you get frustrated as you will with everything in life that you can take a breath. Breathe. Accept. And move on.