This is advice my husband gave me years ago when, in the middle of a midweek meltdown, I decided everything in my life needed to be revamped, overhauled, discarded, burnt down, "agent orange"d, turned into a nuclear wasteland, etc. you know, so I could rebuild.
There was a time in my life when I regularly acted on those ultimately self-destructive instincts and the end result was almost never good. In fact, in golf parlance, I often waned a mulligan. Sadly, nothing works that way and damage is done.
What I have learned is that there are times one should not make major decisions. Here are a few examples of inadvisable life planning moments, and feel free to help me add more. I'd like to avoid denuding my life and will accept any and all help in this regard.
- During a fire or any sort of natural disaster
- In the middle of childbirth, natural or otherwise.
- Right after you open an IRS audit letter
- When you find out your child has had their tongue pierced.
- When your wife's best friend decides to give you a lap dance
- After two martinis and after one, it's still not an ideal time.
- If you suspect mother nature is adjusting your hormone levels.
There is a solid argument to be made for the menses hut aka the "moon lodge" Who wouldn't want a week alone with the girls where men weren't allowed and you didn't have to cook? I think I'm going to build a moon lodge out back. I'd be shocked if my husband objected.
Any of these would work.