At this time of year, and at my time of life, THAT is the question! I paid the price yesterday, having ignored the weatherman's hint about the cold and leaving my jacket at home. It was windy and cold and thank goodness I didn't really have to be outside much. This morning, when my alarm went off, I heard the tail end of the weather and a forecast for 4-8 inches of snow! I didn't really hear where or when, but I was not going to get caught again! Determined to keep the chill off, I put on a turtleneck and Williamsro -- probably the warmest sweater I own (with St. Brigid a very close second) -- AND put on my jacket. I gathered all my stuff, kissed DH goodbye, and was breaking a sweat -- peeling off my jacket -- by the time I got to the car! It wasn't cold outside at all!! I took off my jacket and threw it in the car (lesson learned: it's best to be prepared) and, even though I was a wee bit tardy already, dashed upstairs and put on a v-neck and a much lighter zip-up hoodie -- and grabbed my Hundertwasser Argosy Scarf (again: prepared).
I finally sucked it up yesterday and quit something that I've been thinking about quitting and putting off and almost agonizing over for months -- maybe close to a year. Worry about disappointing people was my main reason for holding on so long. Ultimately, I was disappointing MYSELF by continuing to do something that I didn't enjoy anymore. Maybe the ringing in my ears really IS ringing my bell! If the ringing is something I can't do anything about, something that I'm going to have to live with, FINE. It sucks, but fine. There are plenty of OTHER things in my life that suck, that I CAN do something about, so (as they say): Just do it.
And thank you for the terrific comments, support, advice, and links in regard to tinnitus! I'm glad I made the appointment, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow.