Yesterday I looked up at my clock and realized I had 5 minutes to get to orchestra rehearsal. Yikes!!! My zip speed took over and I immediately grabbed everything I needed and headed out the door. I knew I am going to be cutting it close… but I was pretty confident I would be able get there in time.
About a mile down the road I had this sinking feeling that I didn’t have everything I needed. Where was my music notebook? Did I pick it up? I tried to go over swiftly in my head what I had picked up before walking out the door. I was pretty sure it was in the car, but I didn’t see it anywhere! Within a few seconds, I decided that I needed to be positive that I had it before going any further. Dang it! I didn’t see it anywhere.
I turned around and headed for home…perhaps at a greater speed than I had been going before. Hurriedly I went into the house and there it was…right where I left it. I scooped it up and rushed out the door once again. With a quick glance, I noticed it was now almost 6:00. I was going to be late!! Do I bother to go? I was panicking as I backed out of the driveway and almost decided to just forget it. But then…the responsible side of me knew that I had to show up at our last rehearsal before we played on Sunday.
I continued to hurry (trying so hard not to speed too much!) I finally got there about 7 minutes late.
They never ever start on time!! But yet there they were (everyone) playing. Once again I wanted to turn around and go home… but I decided to plow through my embarrassment and go sit and start playing…hoping no one would notice. It was a short practice and we were done at 6:15! Was it worth it? Yip!