A jury notice arrived in the mail a few months ago, and I put the dates on my calendar. The notice said that I should call the night before my first scheduled day to appear to see if they would need me. I had the feeling they wouldn’t. I’ve been called for jury duty several times in the past, and I never seem to make the cut. With the dates on my calendar, I went about my normal life, scheduling appointments throughout my two-week period of service.
I think I was in a bit of denial. Yes, it was probable that I wouldn’t be called. But there still existed a possibility that I would. If so, all those appointments would need to be rescheduled—or canceled. Last week, the denial cleared, and I started letting folks know that I had been called for jury duty. I began rearranging appointments and setting up contingency plans.
It’s hard to look forward to something on the calendar when you aren’t sure if it will happen. Despite the uncertainty of my workdays, I am anticipating these things this week:
Hopefully I will get a little bit of work done in there as well—if they don’t call me to serve on a jury.
Crystal Moore began her wellness quest in 2003 after being diagnosed with lupus. Her quest has led her to embrace yoga, faith, exercise, healthy eating, and relationships. Share her journey.