555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 20.
Time Awake: 10:30 a.m., dragged all the way to roughly 12:30.
Adapting is a key to Life.
It snowed! A whole lot. I have no idea how much, but when I stepped outside, my entire foot sank into the untouched snow. On the way to work, I adapted and walked in the street. Better traction and made great time. I also adapted and left the house early, just in case. Arrived to work early.
Snow like this was the norm when I was a child. From Thanksgiving to February, snow occurred regularly, and in amounts that resembled today. There was constantly snow on the ground. We adapted. We went to school. We went to work. We did our lives.
People panic nowadays about the snow. School closings and shutting work offices is prudent, but the panic associated is not. It’s all about adapting. No school? Adapt to the day. Work from home? Adapt. When snow is falling, adapt to its existence and the associated possibilities. Buying tons of food because of a little snow is senseless and potentially wasteful. If you can’t get out of the house, you adapt. If you can’t eat the meals your regularly do, then you adapt by eating something else.
This is not me just sitting back telling everyone else to adapt. I’ve adopted regular adaptation recently. Parting with books and other possessions in the interest of minimizing clutter is adapting to Life without certain items, while adapting to a more open living area and headspace.
Other Life changes that are not prudent to specify right now are happening, and it’s all about adapting to said changes, all the positive and negatives and being strong.
Embrace adaption. Or, I suppose, just get stuck. But doing that sounds silly.