Be careful you fall in! As little kids, we were all probably familiar with some form of the saying, “You can’t always get what you want or what you wish for.” It’s a saying that doesn’t leave much room for negotiation. Also well known is the saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” It’s a saying not easily heeded but easily regretted. This past week was one of those times for me and I’m going to share it with you all because I’m sure you’ve been there or will be there at some point.
The majority of us have some sort of routine in our lives. Even those hungry for adventure and spontaneity may have some sort of cycle or threshold where they begin to get anxious. As creatures of imagination and innovation (some of us more than others), it is very easy to get bored with the routine and wish for something more. That was me two weeks ago.
Life was sailing smooth. Day job was under control, I started a new manuscript, home life was great and I was of course, bored. In hindsight I look at it as being a bit ungrateful but that’s why they say hindsight is always 20/20, right? It’s not to say life is always easy, because it isn’t. But sometimes we wish for more and for me, it was one of those moments.
Needless to say, one week later my life was in complete chaos. I was ready to throw in the towel with the day job (a stupid move in our current economy), I was having issues with a manuscript I was rewriting and home life grew tense because I was getting sick and acting irrationally under the stress. I am happy to say I made it through the week. And after a weekend of rest, I am ready to dive into the next one. I will also admit that I will not be wishing for any change any time soon. I got what I wished for and I most definitely regretted it… at least this time.
Moral of the story: of course be careful with what you wish for AND enjoy life’s routine in addition to its spontaneity.
Thanks for joining me and have a great week of writing!