Hotel Reservation Nightmare

23 May

I’ve had one hell of a series of bad incidents with La Quinta and I haven’t even stayed there yet. First they put me in the system for the wrong dates and charged me a no-show. I managed to get them to refund me that money and get the right dates, but then they charged my debit card $800 (for a $309 stay). When I asked them about that, they said it was an accident and they’d return my money (because they aren’t supposed to charge me until I get there, and only $309), but after several days, I ended up only getting back $400. So then when I tried to contact their manager, she wouldn’t return my calls. I ended up having to get a hold of someone at corporate to get my remaining money back, and everything was fine until yesterday when they sent me an e-mail that they cancelled my reservation. I just called corporate reservations to find out why, and they said that yes it’s cancelled and they don’t know why. Upon asking me if I want to reinstate my reservation, I said no, because I fear what else could go wrong on their end. So I’m taking this as a sign from God that I need to find a new hotel. So now I’m staying at Econolodge and I ended up paying $80 less than I was going to pay for La Quinta. (I also think it’s a little bit closer, by a few minutes at least.)

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Projects and events upcoming:

8 May

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Projects and events upcoming:
 
Got my final School of Lay Ministry retreat next weekend.
 
Writing an article for the Gazette.
 
Heading down to South Carolina for my son’s graduation in the beginning of June.
 
Then I have my own Lay Ministry Graduation the weekend after.
 
Back surgery sometime in June.
 
Continuing to add to the Television Crossover Universe website.
 
Almost done with Television Crossover Universe: Worlds and Mythology Volume II.
 
Got several short stories in progress for Wild Hunt Press anthologies.
 
Still working on Cartoon Multiverse.

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8 May

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Projects and events upcoming:

8 May
Projects and events upcoming:
 
Got my final School of Lay Ministry retreat next weekend.
 
Writing an article for the Gazette.
 
Heading down to South Carolina for my son’s graduation in the beginning of June.
 
Then I have my own Lay Ministry Graduation the weekend after.
 
Back surgery sometime in June.
 
Continuing to add to the Television Crossover Universe website.
 
Almost done with Television Crossover Universe: Worlds and Mythology Volume II.
 
Got several short stories in progress for Wild Hunt Press anthologies.
 
Still working on Cartoon Multiverse.

Fear

17 Apr

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

My fear is that no matter how much I think I’m changing, that the “new me” is only a facade and that I am always the person I was, who was powerless over addictive behavior and who couldn’t manage their own life.

This fear causes me to become insecure in situations where others become dependent upon me to be responsible and “grown-up”.  It caused me to doubt myself whenever I make mistakes or am less than my own expectations.  It causes me to become depressed and isolate when I feel I am not worthy of the expectations of others.

My old ways are safe.  Never trying means never failing.  Avoiding people means never raising expectations which will lead to disappointment.

The cost of a life of loneliness and not feeling the satisfaction of living to my potential.

One of the things I’ve chosen to do is believe people.  All the…

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17 Apr

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17 Apr

My fear is that no matter how much I think I’m changing, that the “new me” is only a facade and that I am always the person I was, who was powerless over addictive behavior and who couldn’t manage their own life.

This fear causes me to become insecure in situations where others become dependent upon me to be responsible and “grown-up”.  It caused me to doubt myself whenever I make mistakes or am less than my own expectations.  It causes me to become depressed and isolate when I feel I am not worthy of the expectations of others.

My old ways are safe.  Never trying means never failing.  Avoiding people means never raising expectations which will lead to disappointment.

The cost of a life of loneliness and not feeling the satisfaction of living to my potential.

One of the things I’ve chosen to do is believe people.  All the time people tell me that they see great things in me.  I often don’t believe them.  I’ve decided that if people I trust believe in me, I should trust their judgement.

I have been working on creating a network of support, which has been challenging since I am an introvert with trust issues.  But I’m getting better at making these connections and asking for support.

Tomorrow I’m attending a meeting of clinicians and social workers and such and I will be the only non-professional there, representing peer recovery.  [This was written about a year ago originally.]  Every single time I attend one of these things I am terrified that they will think I’m a fraud and question my credentials for being at the same table with them.  But the reality is that I was invited and in fact the host knows exactly who I am and what my experience is, and that’s exactly why I am invited.  I will go because I know my voice is important to helping others, and my perspective has value.  And so I will go despite the anxiety that I will carry throughout the day.