Feb. 5th, 2012 10:13 pm
[personal profile] calvinl
Yesterday I was thinking that I should be updating more, but lately I have had an extreme case of writer's block.

Today I did end up going to the gym. It seems like Sunday mornings are the ideal time for going to the gym, because either people are in church or sleeping in. Though I negated my workout by eating four slices of pizza, two bread sticks, and ten honey chipotle barbecue wings. However, I imagine I probably would have eaten the same amount if I did not go to the gym, so something is better than nothing.

The other thing I realized is that there is beauty in chaos. Maybe the Joker is right. I used to be a little bit of a control freak, in the sense that I never listened to any music that I didn't pick out myself, and would upset when things did not go my way. To a certain extent, I am still the same way, just to a lesser degree. Lately I have been less of a planner in attempts to appear more spontaneous.

Expectations do lead to disappointment though, as my high school English teacher would say. I believe happiness involves some kind of equilibrium and balance, where even if you plan something and not everything goes the way that you anticipate it, the mixture of the unexpected makes life more interesting. It's almost like when you are listening to your music and you put it on shuffle, and you end up enjoying songs more than you thought you would.

Date: 2012-02-07 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, as in everything else, balance is key. I'm still struggling with it myself.

Date: 2012-02-09 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Unfortunately for most people, this balance is not a steady-state equilibrium :-( We have to keep working at it just to maintain it.

Date: 2012-02-09 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Regarding expectations, I can see it as both positive and negative. High expectations was the reason I was able to land my current job and compensation demands. But those same expectations have me working hard given the pressure that I do not want to disappoint.

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life. :) Can't believe that popped in my head just now. Tootie was my favorite...

Date: 2012-02-09 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can see that. High expectations is probably a sign of a health self-esteem :D



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