I couldn’t help myself the other day. I detest when others play the victim-card on social media (particularly when it’s undeserving… or so says me) and I knew it was such a ‘first world problem’ but I shared this nonetheless.
Amazingly I had a lot of people comment on the fact they could very much relate.
Before the “me too” Instagram comments I’d planned to write something about our pathetic generation… you didn’t see our mothers or grandmothers going on about work / life balance and pondering on their fulfilment. Or lack of it.
Nope. No sirree… they were out there walking miles in the snow to fetch water every day. Working hard to feed their 14 children. Getting shit done.
In my navel-gazing, over-thinking ponderous manner I sat down and made a video of sorts. I looked at it after and realised: 1. I really needed to wash my hair; 2. I should plan what I’m going to say and do before I do it; 3. I need to lift my laptop higher so there’s no constant double-chin; and 4. I need to learn how edit videos. (Or at least add filters so I look less blotchy.)
Yesterday and today however, I’ve sat down to write an upbeat blog post for the Lovin Life Linky but this stuff is still on my mind. So I feel kinda stymied. And – in reality – I’ve kinda said (in the video) what it is I’d probably say. So, I’m pulling up my big girl panties and posting it cos hopefully you’ll overlook my weird lisp, eyerolls and scary hair.
I like to think that I have at least recognised this.
I have so much.
I’m very fortunate. My life is (mostly) great. And I shouldn’t even add the ‘mostly’. I’ve decided it’s okay to want more. But… the trick is to be able to do that without losing sight of what we already have.
Are you able to share whether you feel fulfilled in your life? Or do you think it seems overindulgent?
Do you think it’s okay to want ‘more’ IF we are able to appreciate and recognise what we already have?
I’ve joined Leanne from Deep Fried Fruit and some other bloggers to help promote “ageing positively” and the Lovin’ Life mindset across the interwebz. You can link up via any one of us!