May 3, 2016

Lists are the Pits

Lately, I’ve been feeling like there is always some sort of list being made. I make a list of things I have to do. I make a list of things we need from the grocery. I even make lists of things I want, and try to categorize that list into subcategories! It seems a little redundant, and even more tiring.

I think it would suit me better to just quit it with making these damn lists. I want to stop living the “tomorrow” kind of life, where "tomorrow" I will workout. The tomorrow where magically, I will clean my house, and it will stay that way for the entire day. The tomorrow where the laundry never piles up sounds like a dream. 

I guess that is the “magic” of tomorrow. It’s perfect because I haven’t lived it yet. I can fantasize that everything will go right, but it won’t. Why? Well, tomorrow won’t ever be as great as I say because life doesn’t go exactly as I plan. #whompwhomp #FirstWorldProblems

My question, though, is what good does living with these lists and these "tomorrows" do? Ultimately, it just leaves today feeling like a failure, or some incomplete and unlocked mystery level for which there are no cheat codes. 

As the world’s fastest generation yet, maybe our problem is that we are moving so fast we just aren’t living. With the Internet, everything is at the tip of our fingers. Just one click, and bam there is an Amazon Prime box on our door. I didn’t even have the time to think about needing the thing I ordered before it was at my house! What even is that? We are living in a world where we don’t have time to think.

Life isn’t a video game. It’s not perfect. There isn’t a cheat code. We can’t hit the speed up, pause, or slow down buttons. Instead, we have to live each moment the best we can.

My plan is to stop living in the "tomorrow" and with all my lists, and start living in my actual life. You know, the one that might not be so perfect, but is pretty damn full of love. #I’llTakeIt

1 comment:

  1. This is very well written and definitely something to think about! Thanks for sharing :)


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