It’s about Perspective, Polly…
September 20, 2011 § 3 Comments
Well, I feel like I have had a giant ‘Life Lesson’ smashed into my big head these last few weeks. Struggling to admit it’s taken me thirty-three years to get it, too.
I was getting overwhelmed. Simultaneously, I had got annoyed with my tendency toward self-absorption. It involved a mini-identity crisis prompted by the addition of ‘Law Student’ to the myriad other identities I find myself with: Polly, Anna, Polly M., Pol, Budget Analyst, writer, collector of cute-smiley (and preferably squashy) cuddly toys…. No doubt this frustration with the ‘me me me’ partly explains my lack of blog-post updates (it is a self-focused blog, Polly, self-absorption is par for the course). Regardless, I realized that until now, I have had too much time in my own head. That leads to problems.
Since Law School, however, I have had to pick and choose my thought-streams. I just have no time, no time to obsess. That has to be for the best, me thinks.
Consider context, Polly. Indeed.
Globally-speaking, since I last wrote, we have seen hurricanes and earthquakes; the anniversary of nine-eleven; ongoing global financial drama; wars; and so much more. On the home front: health concerns (family/friends); six weeks of Law School (I love it, in case you were wondering); a Polly birthday (yippee!); a lot of oatmeal-eating; and plenty of the normal-yet-lovely day-to-day stuff.
With all these elements floating around; I undertook a big shift in my daily machinations. I don’t have time to consider everything at once. Stuff goes on out there in the world (beautiful and ugly); stuff goes on closer to home too. The world turns, as they say. So, on a small level, I have figured out some stuff (principally: be silly as much of the time as possible); and on a bigger level, I shall remember my placement on the planet in context (e.g. one human, among billions more, existing in our natural world with all the other bugs, creatures, plants, weather patterns, planets, etc..).
It’s about perspective, Polly.
Right oh: Planet, Family, Friends, Cuddly Toys, (not necessarily in that order). Got it. That’s neat….. I’m focusing….