This title is applicable to many things for me today. This morning when my alarm went off, my first thought was “NO”. Usually I’m pretty good about getting out of bed. Same time pretty much everyday and off to the gym. I like my morning workout and once I’m out of bed, I’m good to go. Not today. It rained all day yesterday. HARD! We got 14 inches in some areas and even got a shout out from Sam Champion, GMA weatherman, for the extreme conditions. Back at ya Sam! I was able to snap this pic since I was chillin on the couch in my PJs with coffee rather than knocking it out on the treadmill as I caught up on my morning news.
The rain continued all night (and will for most of today) and I was so cozy. Also about 4am there was a cat attack on our cat door. It was my cat, who has been banished to the outdoors due to some urination incidents. He has been out there permanently for about 6 weeks, but due to the great flood and the fact that his favorite hiding spot is a storm drain, we allowed him a reprieve for the duration of the rain. He had gone out his door (we only have it locked coming into the house) and into the garage where his food is for a late night nosh (or since he’s nocturnal, I guess it’s lunch) and got stuck. He was incensed and began throwing himself against the cat door. I got up to let him in and had just settled back in bed when our blue heeler, Tucker, decided to throw up. Seriously?! You see where this is going. Dream on is what I wanted this morning and what I did. I’ll be doing my workout this afternoon instead.
Dream on number two: Today’s 30 Days of Insight. Today’s topic is PERFECTION. Tina did a great job writing about it and how our constant quest for it actually makes things less so. Constantly reaching for a perfect body makes the wonderful one you have seem even less perfect than if you just loved yourself flaws and all. If you are always wishing for a perfect life your focus will be on what you don’t have and want and not on all the enjoyable things you do have. If you are searching for perfection, I say DREAM ON. It’s not going to happen. There is no such thing. That may seem discouraging, but it’s actually freeing. There is no such thing as perfect. Say it with me. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT. It is not attainable and would be boring anyway. If everyone had perfect lives, perfect bodies, perfect personalities, there would be no uniqueness. No color. Remember Pleasantville? Perfection (or perceived perfection) was life in black and white. Once they became individuals with individual actions and ideas, straying from the “norm, the world brightened.
I find myself much happier when I appreciate what I have and who I am and not what I want. I have hopes and goals and I reach for them, but I don’t compare my life to someone else’s more “perfect” one. I don’t think we need to just settle in and be content and not change things that we want changed either, but it is about your best life, not a perfect one.
Finally, I didn’t watch Glee when it was on last season, but with all the buzz I have been catching up this summer in reruns. LOVE IT! Lastnight they sang Dream On by Aerosmith and I realized it may be my favorite song. I have always loved it. Not sure why. It doesn’t speak to me or contain any words of wisdom, but I like it. I just simply like it. Introducing Mr. Will Schuester, hottie, nerdy teacher and Brian Ryan (or is it Bryan Ryan) former Glee club star singing Aerosmith . Glee somehow makes it all work.
I am planning to do a new type of interval workout today. This one is incline based instead of speed, so I’ll let ya know later how it goes. I like interval workouts. I was always a distance person before, but now I find the variation a challenge and it makes the workout go by so fast.