Tuesday, February 8, 2011
It has been a long time since I have written a blog post. Too long really, but you know how it is...sometimes I just don't think I have anything interesting to say. And on the rare occasion when I think I am totally awesome and all of my opinions will change the world, I get distracted by my greatness and don't even remember that I have this little blog at all. *Ahem* Good thing those moments are few and far between.
I'm not really sure what got me thinking about writing this today, but here I am typing out my thoughts as they fly through my over-rattled brain. This oughtta be interesting...
One thing that keeps coming up for me is perspective and the perspective of hind-sight. Why can't we have hind-sight before something happens, right?! I mean, so many things in my life would have been much simpler if only I could have seen what was going to happen after the fact.
Hind-sight allows you to look back and see how you came to the place you are. Often (at least for me) hind-sight helps it all make sense. You know what I mean, right? Like, "Oh, I didn't understand how buying a pink tutu and having chili for lunch would coincide with the neighbor mowing the lawn and my athlete's foot, but now it all makes sense!" (I don't really have athlete's foot, in case you were worried.)
Hind-sight is like, well, fucking awesome.
I have noticed lately my desire to get to the end of something without going through the process of getting there. I guess it is part of our instant gratification culture. I want what I want now and I don't want to bother with the process. But all of a sudden I really appreciate the process. I really see the value of going through the steps to get where I want to go. Not only are the steps there for a reason, but taking those steps will help me be better/stronger at whatever it is I am trying to accomplish.
This new found perspective is, in a word, awesome (did I mention that already?). I am enjoying it. Maybe this is part of getting older? I don't know, but I am happy with the shift and intrigued to see what other things will shift for me.