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When It’s Taking Too Long

When It's Taking Too Long | Sheela Writes

All in good time?

Save the best for last?


What about, “All good things come to those who wait“?  Could we insert a scream right here?  Seriously, are you as sick and tired of hearing these as I am, well-meant as they may be?  Don’t misunderstand.  I love the good intentions behind each and every single phrase but truly, I sometimes often feel that nature (or God, depending on how you view things) is taking just a widdle bit too long.

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Leaving things to chance is something that’s insanely difficult for me.  Closer to impossible, I’d say, because while life usually does serve up what I’ve been hunting for, it’s typically later rather than earlier.  And I’ve always been an impatient woman.

Of late, I’ve been asking myself why that is.

Is there a method to all this madness?

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That I must endure a period of challenge in order to bring about change and growth?  Yes, I understand that we spend a huge portion of our lives waiting because change is indeed a process.  And I also know that most of us seek change but could really do without the waiting process.  But, wait for it, here’s the harsh truth – waiting is a given, we are going to wait.  The question is, are we going to wait with patience?  Or are we going to wait with frustration?

Such words coming from someone for whom patience is not a virtue.

Ironic, much.

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Which is it going to be for me?

I suppose if I wait with patience, with a sense of calm, I might actually enjoy the wait (it’s a long shot but who knows?).  View it as more of an evolution, less of a torture.  Here’s another nugget of brutal honesty.  Patience, like all its other sister virtues, appears only to surface when shit hits the fan and we feel as though our world has fallen apart.  So, my friend, don’t imagine it’s going to be a walk in the park.  But, there’s something to be said about the power of endurance.  Of steadfastness and determination in the face of trying times.

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The trick challenge now is to actually follow my own advice.  And that’s something I’ve never been very good at so this will be interesting.  Would you listen to you?

Love, Sheela

p/s  photos by Sofia Touassa

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  1. robjodiefilogomo says

    Or as my husband always says, “this too shall pass”—and thus the waiting begins for either it to start or be done!
    I am impatient in some aspects, but otherwise can have the patience of Job! Because it’s kinda like worrying—does it get you anywhere?
    Love the sunglasses in particular!!
    ps…nice booty shot—been doing squats?

  2. vanityandmeblog says

    Love the video at the end ! Maybe I should brave it and give this a try. Looking fabulous Sheela x

  3. shelbeeontheedge1 says

    Another fabulous and thought provoking post, Sheela! I think I have grown more patient since having children (except when trying to get them into and out of the car…then I really lose my patience!). When it comes to my own shit though, my patience has grown. Weird. I used to be very impatient and so I just got shit done! Now, I tend to wait and plan a little more. Fear? Perhaps. Caution? Maybe. Not enough time to follow through once I launch? Probably! But if you have drive and determination, I suppose you get it done…just in your own time.

    You look amazing as usual and those shoes are fantastic!

    Come check out my new link up tomorrow! On the Edge of the Week…every Friday!


  4. Patience has never been one of my virtues, but as I have gotten older, it is easier. What I keep telling myself is God has the bigger plan and knows what He is doing.

  5. Sheela you’ve totally nailed it again!! I feel the same way as patience is not one of my virtues. I will probably drive myself crazy if I just sit there patiently and wait, typically I just distract myself with other things, projects so that I don’t have to focus on the frustration. I just made an announcement on my blog for a new segment coming soon and hope you can check it out. 🙂

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  6. Waiting for it is so much easier when you can clearly define what “it” is. Heh. Great piece, again.

  7. I have a great friend who is about 10 years older and much wiser than me. I remember her telling me that the older you get, the easier it is to have patience, This was about 10 years ago. And guess what? She’s right! I’m much more able to wait now than I used to be. However, I reckon in your case it may take about 20 years as your such a youngster x Love these shoes, they’re totally wicked!

    • Hahaha!! You and I, Anna, we’re just about 10 years apart so I love you even more now that you’ve called me a youngster xoxo

  8. Patience is hard. I try to remember to enjoy the journey and not focus so much on the destination. But, yes, it’s hard, and I always have to remind myself of this… 🙂

    I like the colors in your outfit – so pretty together! And great video!

  9. I love the blue and purple and those shoes are funkiness to the enth degree 🙂 fun! I am not a very patient person, I admit. Many areas, I have to wait. Healthcare dealing with my disease, no cure etc. I have to have patience.(no control over the situation) Always being ready before my husband to go somewhere , little patience. I suppose it depends on circumstance.
    Enjoyed your video!
    jess xx

  10. I hate waiting. My husband often said I am very pushy. 😉 I just need to get moving and get things done. 🙂 Love those bold colors!

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