Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Settled And I Don't Like It

I started thinking about a few aspects of my life and have come to the (duh..how did I not see it...more like I've been ignoring the truth) conclusion that I have really settled.  Not everywhere.  But there are several areas that I guess I sort of gave up or accepted mediocre as my standard.

I don't like it.  I mean, what's to like about mediocre (though I do have a theory on this tid bit...coming soon to a preppy blog near you)?  It's so flippin' blah.  Ew.

This is a result of several things.  First, just pure laziness.  Second, fear.  And third, the notion that something is better than nothing.

So I am left with a lazy, fearful life filled with so many nothings that they barely equal a something.

Or sort of.  I don't mean that I have settled in all facets of my being.  That's not true at all actually.  When I set a standard, I am a stubborn ole ox. 

But it's time to recognize my mistakes, turn them into lessons and get this show I call life on the road.  I'm tired of just OK.  It's doesn't fancy me, my friends.  Time to cut the fat and find my bliss!

Today I have a lot of work to do.  But this evening, I promise to fit in a little workout (to try to cut a little of the literal fat) and a come-to-Jesus-this-is-my-life-now-what-do-I-really-want-it-to-look-like planning session.

12 comments:

Barb said...

you're awesome, and you certainly deserve better than mediocre!
<3

laxsupermom said...

I had one of those moments not too long ago. I'm back working out(and boy do my muscles feel it,) because I refuse to just settle for being a typical soccer mom. Thanks for sharing.

Prep In the Midwest said...

You go girl! Nothing like a fresh start to kick your butt into gear! ROCK ON!

Lisalulu said...

you go girl~!!! I'm sure any change will be hard, but make you feel better and as if you are having a new beginning. I know I had to do that when jerkface X left us.(at age 49..my beauty faded) ha ha I sucked it up... and here I am 54 and felling better about life! Love your blog... we're all behind ya!

MCW said...

Settling stinks. Have you ever listened to Sugarland's song with the same name??? Love it. Perfect for the gym.

Tammy B said...

I made the same decision a few months ago. Slowly but surely, I'm changing what needs to be changed. I'm not settling for just okay. I'm going for the gold!

Shera "The Expatriate" said...

So great! I have those moments too - saying I'm going to grab life by the horns is the first step to moving forward - you will do great on whatever you choose to do!

CRICKET said...

It is so easy to get in a slump...I am so with you and I am on a reinvention journey too. Sending positive encouragement your way.

Savannah said...

I have those moments often. Keep your head up and just follow your dreams from this point out!!

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Katiellirb said...

That is amazing! I love that you evaluated your life and aren't settling. You go girl! Can't wait to see what changes are in your future :)

KJ said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog via AGDBloggers page, and this was my introductory post. Wow - couldn't have said it better myself. Congrats on such an amazing realization! So inspiring - cheers to bravery and a new outlook!

madras 'n pearls said...

I hear ya! There's nothing good about mediocre and you are not the only one to find yourself faced with it. I, too, am dealing with that challenge in more ways than one. You will overcome it and soar!

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