Exceedingly Ordinary and Exceptionally Grateful

Exceedingly Ordinary and Exceptionally Grateful

The two things I have been feeling recently. Exceedingly ordinary. Exceptionally grateful.


Exceedingly ordinary is coming off the back of stresses about contract changes (which finally went through) and a lack of spring hay fever but a lot of horrible sinus pains. Let alone getting my first eCourse launched, wondering how I can do NaNo with just an iPhone and deciding if I want to do anything for my 30th birthday in a few weeks.


Some of those things are obviously more stressful than others.


Exceedingly Ordinary and Exceptionally Grateful


Exceptionally grateful; for so many things. For people who think of me and message me during a bad day. For many things.


But mostly for realising that while I may not be 100% where I want to be, I have it damn good.


Exceedingly Ordinary and Exceptionally Grateful


I was talking to someone about GPS units in cars and how I don’t have one, despite learning to drive over six years ago now. I was saying that if I really ever need it, I can use Google maps or Apple maps on my phone, so it doesn’t matter if I don’t have a “real” GPS. Someone said that theirs is a bit dodgy and sometimes sends you in the wrong place. I said that it’s all kind of irrelevant because getting lost is half the fun anyway. They said not if you have to be somewhere on time.


I don’t.


You know what, I really don’t. And I live a fairly ordinary life. I wake up, I commute, I sit at a desk, I go home. That’s more than 50% of my days in a week.


I don’t have to be anywhere at a specific time. The only exception I can think of is one or the other of us is booked in to see a GP. And, lets face it, when was the last time they ran on time?


Literally, I don’t have anything in a regular week that I have to be somewhere at a specific time for. Not even work. I don’t have a set start time. I have a span of hours  I can start in. And, given needing to do something else, I can just start later and make up that time elsewhere. (Though obviously that’s not something I abuse, and I only use it if I really need to.)


And I love it. I can’t imagine wanting a life where I am ruled by the clock. I am exceptionally grateful that I don’t have to clock watch. I never want to do that. It’s nice to realise I have achieved something that is a great lifestyle.


What are you exceptionally grateful for in your life?


7 Replies to “Exceedingly Ordinary and Exceptionally Grateful”

  1. I am so grateful for life, all of it. My children, my home, my business, our clients, my friends and my family. Every bit of my life, the good the bad and the not so nice, I am grateful for it all. It’s lovely to read of your gratitude. 🙂

    1. I was going to type my own reply and then I realised that Nicole just nailed it for me!

    2. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Wonderful gratitude.

  2. I feel ruled by clock watching sometimes and it’s not so much fun, you are very lucky to have a life like that. I am grateful for so much in my life, my family first and foremost and our health and happiness boost me every single day.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I wasn’t really aware of it before this – it’s something I’m certainly going to aim to keep. So much of what we’re told has to be important, isn’t. I couldn’t stand to clock watch for things I don’t think are genuinely important.

  3. Life sounds pretty good for you, ordinary or not. That sinus can go buggar off though. I’m grateful for my patient and understanding husband and my little girls. WIthout them I’d be lost. #teamIBOT

  4. Sounds like a great life. Life is what you make of it and what may seem boring to one person may not be to another. That’s the beautiful of living our lives the way we want to live them. I’m grateful to be alive and living a great life with my children, husband and as an Aussie expat in Belgium enjoying learning and knowing this country and travelling to other countries in Europe would have been difficult to visit if I was back home living so far away from here. Grateful for having good health and my husbands steady income that keeps the family happy and enjoying lots of things. I could go on forever but I won’t bore you 🙂 x

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