Thursday, February 17, 2011

Living without contingencies

con·tin·gen·cy  (kn-tnjn-s)
n. pl. con·tin·gen·cies
a. An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility.
b. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
2. The condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty.
3. Something incidental to something else.

For the last year I have been living life with contingencies.

"I plan to do X, but I might not be able to because I'll be knocked up by then".
"I would like to do X, but I probably shouldn't because it might interfere with getting knocked up."
"I better do X right away, because I might not have the chance later when we have a baby."

Living like this is exhausting, inconvenient and ultimately disappointing. Enough is enough. Henceforth, I will not make contingent plans, but rather do as I like and when it pleases me. If pregnancy enters the equation (by the grace of ceiling cat), we'll deal with it then. My first act under this new policy will be to get back into a consistent workout routine. I signed up for a bootcamp at work which begins March 1. In the meantime, I will  start dragging my ass out to yoga and do some running on the weekends. Huzzah!


  1. That's a great plan!!! I only recently came to the same realization (after 4 years of TTC).

    I've been going to bootcamp classes before my IVF in December and LOVED it. Have fun!!!

  2. Yeah, those contingency plans just aren't worth it. More stress that is only going to make things worse!

    (btw, totally dig the "ceiling cat")

  3. Hahaha, I wasn't sure if the ceiling cat remark was going to make sense to non-lol'ers - thank you for appreciating it =)