Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 264 – Disappointment to Hope


“Carve a tunnel of hope through a dark mountain of dissapointment.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

You’re really directing that one at me, aren’t you, Spidey?

Because, Peeps, if you didn’t pop over yesterday, you wouldn’t know that I had excitedly posted about my appearance on a proper radio station, TalkRadio. I had been invited last month, to talk about my book.

I was even more excited as I would have met one of my favourite authors, Amanda Prowse, who was to be on the show as well, and Hubby Dearest and I were making plan to stay in London the night too.

Then this coronavirus came around. The weekend away got cancelled, but I was told we could still do the interview via phone, and that everything was going to be dome by phone, for the safety of everyone.

I waited, stomach churning, for 8.45pm when they were calling me. Shortly before, I got a message. Could we make it a little later at 21.20? The discussions in play were running a little late.

Okay, fine, no worries.

I tried to notify everyone that knew.

Then about five minutes before, my phone rang.

“I’m so sorry, Ritu, I really didn’t want to do this, but we are going to have to postpone your appearance. The discussion regarding CoronaVirus has just exploded, and the phonelines are going crazy. I really wanted a balanced show where there was talk about something current and serious, then you, bringing in the lightness to the show.”


This bloody CoronaVirus has a lot to answer for!

He’s calling on Monday to arrange a rescheduled date.

But what about my nerves? My excitement? My disappointment?

I was down at first.

But then I thought, am I really that shallow?

Yes, it would be great to get my voice heard, today, so people knew more about my book. But am I really bigger than what is happening around us?

Surely there is more sense in an expert answering questions about a very serious situation, than them cutting the questions off, so they can talk about a book, which might get resented instead.

A different, less corona-led day would be better, definitely.

I can still promote my book, myself until then.

It’s what I have been doing.

And a different day gives me more time to prepare, and hopefully a better chance to talk!

There, hope from dissapointment!

Apparently my name was already mentioned online… who knows? Someone may look up my book out of interest!

So… tell me, have you had to get over a big disappointment before?

Have a peaceful Sunday, Peeps.  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Mar 28, 2020 @ 11:35:04

    I’m so sorry, Ritu. 💔



  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 17:43:58

    I am sorry for this, Sis! Sorry, again for the late revisit, here. Dont worry, your voice will not get lost. HAPPY MOTHERSDAY! 🙂 Its a day to celebrate, and you can use home delivery, too. 😉 Think on all the singles. They are now singularized, and cant date anyone. 😉 Best wishes, and please stay all save. Michael

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  3. johnrieber
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 17:20:21

    You nailed it Ritu! Even with that disappointment, you got mentioned and you will go back with fresh ears listening!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Rae Reads
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 16:18:41

    Just ordered your book, Hon. My other order didn’t go through. I can’t wait to read it.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. syl65
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 14:08:50

    With the world up in arms this was a divine plan for your voice not to be lost in the midst of the chaos. A better and more appropriate time is waiting for you.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Aimer Boyz
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 13:08:00

    You’re definitely allowed to be disappointed, Ritu. This virus has a lot to answer for 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. potatosandwich
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 11:39:55

    Shame about the radio interview but there will be another opportunity.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Erika
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 10:50:35

    I am sorry, sis! I know how much it means to you. This is one of many disappointments people are facing these days due to the crisis. At least it is only postponed and not canceled. Your time will come and then all eyes are only on you and your interview won’t be overshadowed by a stupid virus💖

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  9. jenanita01
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 10:20:59

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie ~ Authors.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Midnightlion
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 09:07:20

    Thank you Ritu, big disappointments are always popping out in life but from them there is always hope, it’s good to see that you never give up Ritu! ❤️Thanks for a well said post!

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 08:02:36

    I can imagine your disappointment, Ritu, but I bthink your self assessment is correct. Yesterday probably wasn’t the right time to do your show. People are to hyped up about this virus right now to think about anything else.

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  12. IreneDesign2011
    Mar 22, 2020 @ 06:16:40

    You and your book will be promoted in another time Ritu and until then you do the job by yourself 😀
    I’m sure, that mostly of us have had that kind of disappointments too, in one or another way.

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