I ordered a Peloton bike shortly before Christmas. When trying to decide if we wanted to make that large purchase, I chatted with a customer service rep to get more information. I was told that the bike would arrive in eight to ten weeks. Then, imagine my surprise and excitement when I received a text saying it was to be delivered January 11. Happy dance! On the evening of January 10, I received a call. Thinking I was going to be given the delivery time for the next day, I was disappointed to learn that there was no inventory of bikes and that my new delivery date was February 3.
I got a call February 2 and yet again, there is no inventory of the bikes so my new delivery date is February 24. Then, I had another surprise the morning of February 3. I got a call from the delivery driver stating he was on his way to deliver my Peloton and would be here in 20-30 minutes. I was so excited! Then nobody came. Hours went by. I called and texted the number the delivery man had called me from and got no response, so I finally called the delivery company. I was told the man called in error and there was no inventory of bikes. My delivery date will be February 24. I cried and moped all afternoon and evening. The roller coaster of emotions of that day was a wild ride, ultimately leaving me incredibly disappointed.
I did not feel like making dinner after that, so I went to pick up food at Panera. The Thai chopped chicken salad is our favorite salad there and I was told that they no longer carry it. Disappointed again! I felt sad, let down, discouraged, and a bit bitter. I know, first world problems. There are things that are much worse happening in the world and in my community of family and friends, so I should just get over it already, but I need to pout and sit with my disappointment for a while. I felt similar when the pandemic started and I was upset about how much and how quickly things had changed. I needed the time to mope then too.
I am usually one to encourage others to look for joy or blessings in their situation (shout out to Jill for starting this mindset in me!) and I will eventually do that, but I need to work through my disappointment first. We cannot and should not move on after a loss, struggle or trial without first taking the time to feel all of the feelings and process it all. As verses 1 and 4 in Ecclesiastes 3 say: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:….a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” I know this too shall pass and these things are not a big deal, but for now I will take time to be a little sad and disappointed. I am certain after a short while of reflection, I will find joy in the morning.