There is a gal I know who shows up occasionally in my life. Well, in actuality she’s always present but I only occasionally notice she’s there. She’s very adaptable and quickly finds things to be “normal.”
I first met her, I think, some time after I moved to South America. She found life living in a tiny room, sharing a twin bed, no running water, rare electricity, no internet or phone as normal. And she thrived despite the adversity she faced.
This week I moved and discovered her again. A year of rare self-flushing toilets and bucket showers was her normal. Only when I realized I had a toilet that flushed and water pressure did I realize she was there again.
Yet despite the lack of conveniences I find a way to thrive. I find a way to adapt. (Yes, that gal is me.) Or, in the case of our washing machine, I get creative and eat pudding!