I feel like this kid. I feel like this kid ALL the time. I even make that face when I see birds. Anyway…
I had grand plans for this week. Boyfriend gone. House to myself. Ample time to check off some resolutions. See some people I hadn’t seen in a while. Maybe get a couple of workouts in. Oh yes. This week was going to be great.
But I didn’t do any of those things.
And, originally I was going to complain about this. “My week didn’t go according to plan, boo hoo, still behind on everything, feeling fat, blah blah.” But when I started to list out the things that DID happen this week…
- Had feelings expressed to me (love, like, whatever you’ll call it) from someone I didn’t know had them
- Rode on a Harley
- Watched the sunrise two mornings in a row
- Ate some killer sushi over philosophical conversation
- Helped out a friend in need
- Got covered in chigger bites
Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a bummer, but for the rest of them, I’d sound like a real bitch if I said anything other than “This week was actually EXACTLY what I was looking for.” Adventurous. Full of love and good people. New perspectives and new experiences. The whole reason I started this darn blog, right? And, I got all of the above, without doing anything that I planned to do.
I’m just so used to having a list and checking things off of it, that suddenly when I was having adventures off the list, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything at all.
I’ve written in the past about living in the present, but it never ceases to amazing me how genuinely difficult it is to do sometimes. I can’t believe, in retrospect, that I was watching the sunrise thinking “I can’t believe how much I didn’t do today.” …It’s a sunrise Ami, enjoy it. Or that after riding on that motorcycle my second thought after “I’m alive!” was “That could have been a really bad idea.” It wasn’t, (I even wore a helmet) and it was awesome, nothing bad-idea about it.
So what did we learn this week?
That to-do lists are all fine and good, but make sure you set aside time to deliberately disobey your responsibilities for a while.
In other news, I successfully accessorized an outfit today, and also…bought my first pair of leather pants! In Texas, no less.
We’ll see how much use I’ll get out of them, but for tonight I plan on sporting them in the darkness of a movie theatre to watch Prometheus.