Thursday, November 3, 2011

When panic attacks strike, breathe deeply and drink wine

My little boy is vacuuming, the girls are coloring. I'm sitting here to quell my panic attack and ease my anxiety. A cold glass of white wine is my nearest companion and I'm taking slow, deep breaths.

Not me, but close enough.
Photo by swan-t via Flickr
Following your dreams is a wonderful, amazing and liberating move. But, when the bills come and there's no money to pay them, it's far more frightening then any Halloween horror film. Our store is awesome. It's different, unique. People are starting to discover us and everyone has given us wonderful feedback, so it's only a matter of time. Start-ups require time and money. We're running quite low on the second requirement. No banks will lend us money, but fortunately we can borrow wine from ourselves.

The 42-page application for State aid that I was half-way through was lost and I need to begin again. My work laptop was attacked by a trojan virus and 360 tracking cookies. Now it sits idle. I do not, however. In the midst of all of this, I am grateful I still have the laptop I'm using now. So what that it has to lean against a wall because some part is broken and it can't stay up on its own. It works. It is virus-free.

I sit. Breathing deeply. Inhaling the subtle fruit scents in my Pinot Grigio. It's hard to identify any individual scent. Perhaps because of my cold. But it still tastes good. And it helps to breathe.


  1. Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  2. Good luck with your store and dream ")

    Come follow me back!

  3. That's how life is, but I know you are a strong woman.

    By the way, I'm your newest follower via GFC from the Friday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and hope you follow me back. Thanks!

  4. That is awesome that your following your dream and a wine store *thumbs up*. Pinot Grigio always makes me feel better. New follower from the hop hope you can come over and say hello.

  5. hi, there, domestic goddess! :) i love meeting other mommy bloggers, and nice to meet you! you have an awesome blog, and enjoyd reading some of your posts. i am following via google, and hope to visit again. hope we can stay connected!


Go on, tell me what you think!