February’s blog circle is here again and this month I have come to the conclusion that my superficial happiness can be measured in some part by the following… in no particular order 😉
- The weather.
- A clean house.
- Whether I have a ‘To Do’ list.
- Having this list displayed prominently.
- Whether the current ‘to do’ list is in the early or latter stages of completion… (Signified by a ‘satisfied’ tick )
Despite in my head thinking I am a carefree soul this has made me realise I am actually quite a task orientated person and need structure to to feel that I have accomplished anything.
Additionally my ‘To Do’ list cannot be a hastily scrawled note stuffed in the bottom of my bag… It has to be on a clean crisp piece of paper, in fact a notebook is preferred. Attention has to be given to the pen which is used, (blotchy ink would not do) and it has to be prominently displayed, (in my case on the fridge), so it focuses the mind on the tasks ahead.
Now if I actually thought about this I might deduce that an individual that feels the need to make lists, to validate what they do on a day to day basis in the form of a written script might be a tad controlling, or overly organised, or perhaps rebelling against the uncertainty of life in general.. Maybe… However I am certainly not that individual. I am often late, although thankfully this is mainly in a social environment, (apologies to all my friends who have spent far too long waiting for me!) and as my friends will concur probably not the person who comes to mind when the word meticulous is used. I could also speculate that perhaps it is just because it sometimes is all just a bit much and maybe that breaking it down into manageable chunks sustains the illusion that we are on top, in control.
However, if my list isn’t completed in the time frame I anticipated, I find solace in the fact that this is a reminder that there are still many, many things to do, that life hasn’t quite ground to a halt yet and in that, I find my own small piece of happiness.
Next in our blog circle is my friend Linda, all the way over the pond in NYC. Please visit Linda’s page to see some truly amazing unique photography.