Sometimes it’s better just to go with the flow. Unfortunately, this is not always a skill set readily available in my life combat arsenal.
You see, I can be as laid back and easy going as a strung-out hippie on a three-day ganja high…so long as life’s happy interruptions do not interfere with my self-defined, mission critical objectives.
Yeah, I know. You’re thinking, “And, that happens how often?”
Yep. Almost never. Which is why I spend way too many of my days beating my head against a never-ending stream of slamming doors, digging my
claws nails in deep, and fighting like hell to keep things on plan.
I’d love to spin things and say I eventually let go and either let life have its way or, at least, try to “work with” life by modifying my plan. The truth of the matter is, any readjustment is a mercenary tactic with a mindset of, “You might have won the battle, but the war’s still on.”
Seriously. Tenacity must have been on sale ten-for-one when the Big Guy put together my pre-birth shopping cart.
All of the above said, I am please to report that I, Rhenna Morgan—certified
nutcase expert in the ways of indefatigability—went with the flow last week.
I have to tell you guys…It felt un-freaking-tabulous!
After my Monday meltdown, I let myself fall off of the regular routine in pretty much every area. I hopped on Facebook when I felt like it, worked out only twice (and without a death wish) and met friends for happy hour.
Now, you might think with such easy-going frivolity, I’d have bupkis to show for my time. But, as you can see from my bright and shiny new website, I was actually quite productive. *Pats self on back and saunters around*
So, my lesson for the past week, should I choose to learn it: Discipline is good because it gets us where we want/need to be in the long term. But periodic detours feed our souls with unexpected gifts to brighten the overall journey.
What about you? Do you have any stories where you allowed yourself some wiggle room and came up with a delightful surprise? Do you have a hard time balancing the art of discipline and a free-form lifestyle?