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Getting a little grey here… August 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Noelle Bickle / Abby Brooks @ 1:10 PM
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The wait just about kills you. It doesn’t really matter what you’re waiting for. Unless you’re some kind of robot then waiting = intense anxiety and mental anguish.

“Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.” ~ Ambrose Bierce


Nine months for a baby seems like nine years when you feel like a ginormous whale that has to pee all the time. Waiting to hear back about that job, those test results, the acceptance letter, the airplane to land, the holiday to begin – all torturous. Waiting for a call from that man you had a date with last Saturday – the one you think might really be the one – that’s a special kind of anguish in terms of waiting. Remembering how that particular wait feels is what keeps me tolerant of any of my marital issues and ensures our marriage counsellor will have me and my hubby as lifetime clients.


And though I’d never claim to be patient, I’d like to think at forty-three years old I would’ve mastered it somewhat. But I haven’t. At least not when it comes to waiting for responses from agents holding onto bits of my novel, Life as a Teenage Mutant. I am getting grey hair waiting. I am literally going bonkers – and I can say literally and mean literally in this case.

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~St. Augustine

“All good things come to he who waits” ~ Proverb


Bah.  Patience is over-rated.

“Yes, very impatient. Get out of my way.” ~ George Steinbrenner


4 Responses to “Getting a little grey here…”

  1. Lisa Llamrei Says:

    Me too!! On the calendar next to my computer, I’ve marked three months from the date of submission so I can send a follow-up e-mail. September 23. Following-up won’t make anything happen faster, but at least it’ll give me the momentary illusion that I have some control. I’ll call the looney bin and have them reserve two spaces.

  2. Dale Long Says:

    Bah, what is this patience thing? Never had it, don’t want it. Ok, maybe a little.

    Waiting sucks. It gets in the way. It stops everything else and it seems to take forever BUT the end result is worth it right? RIGHT??

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