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.
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.
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?