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Regina’s Life Lesson #22: Over prepare, then go with the flow

Between now and October 13, our employees, volunteers and clients will share some of their thoughts and reflections on Regina Brett’s life lessons. Today, outreach coordinator, Linda Bewley, shares her thoughts on Life Lesson #22: Over prepare, then go with the flow.

Laura and Linda Bewley

“With the wedding of my only daughter coming up in less than 2 months, we are all in preparation mode! Invitations, flowers, music, ceremony, photography, reception……and on it goes.

Often I wake up in the middle of the night thinking of little things that just have to be taken care of. If I had a pen and paper by my bed to write it down, that would be great, but I don’t, so in the morning I fret about that “thing” I thought of at 2 am that I can no longer remember.

I know I will be over-prepared for all but one thing — my 2 ½ year old granddaughter will be in the wedding and like all 2 year olds, she has a mind of her own. I’ve told the bride to be prepared for whatever she does, and she assures me she will be. Now, if I can only follow my own advice, and go with the flow, whatever that may be, I will have a wonderful day.”

~ Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator