Thursday, January 26, 2006

Liver or Counter?

People always saw "Live each day like its your last." Only lately I have noticed I live life to get through each day. It is like I have put myself on cruise control and just work through the motions, not really feeling anything. It is like my life has turned into one big countdown. I have a calendar at work on my desk that I cross each day off. I have a calendar at home where I cross each day off and even at school I cross of each class on my syllabus. Or when I say I only have 33 more weeks of school left until I graduate...yes I am counting, but what in the world am I counting the days down to? I mean this is it, you only get one life, why am I counting my days away, what in the world am I waiting for? I wish I knew, but each day passes and all it gets is a cross, or a squiggly line if I am in the mood, but nothing changes. I mean today I was made to truly ponder what I want in life, when an Intern for one of our clients was talking to me about DePauw University, where she is currently a senior and of course where I graduated from four years ago. Well, here I am college grad with half a master's getting lunch for an intern...kind of makes you think, "is this all I want out of my life?" or "What in the world are you doing with your life?" While, I don't have an anwer at the moment, I hope that one day I am able to stop being a counter and start being a liver. So the question I ask of you is...are you a liver or a counter?

Friday, January 13, 2006

Another Day Another Year Older

Well today I am on the verge of being old, or as my co-worker says I have now entered my early mid twenties, you see I turned 26 today. My sister informed me that I am old, she is 15, yet I feel no different than I did yesterday. Yes, time seems to go by much faster, much to my displeasure in realizing that my parents were right when they used to say, watch out times flies the older you get. As a child I used to laugh at them, thinking they were crazy, yet as I sit here today, I feel like I just turned 25 and I cannot comprehend that I am 4 years away from 30, I mean then this all we have to look forward to, watching years fly by faster than we can imagine, or is it time to actually start living life? My goal for the next year is to not dwell as much on the small stuff or let it upset me as much as it does now...I am sure I will still complain, I mean how can I not, I wouldn't be a drama queen if things were perfect all the time. But hopefully I will be able to spend more time with friends and family enjoying the everyday fun things about life instead of being upset about going out in the rain to get lunch. Hopefully a year from today I will be able to look back at the past year and remember all the good times, instead of wondering where the year actually went. So check back later to see if I am doing so, or if I am stuck in a rut!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

One Stop Shop?

Last night Tom and I went to Menards to grab an end piece for a shelf we need to install. Well, little did we know, but we were about to be faced with a sad, but hilarious situation. Upon walking into mendards, we see the typical, lights, fans and piping. We keep walking only to see carseats for sale,yes car seats, we think this is a little odd, but whatever. Then we spot household cleaners, candles, greeting cards, cat litter and even golf balls. At this point I am laughing almost uncontrollably, wondering why in the world is a place like Menards selling all of this stuff, when I thought it was a do it your self center. Apparently those big burly construction workers need to be able to purchase golf balls and an anniversary card for their wives when picking up wood and nails. Haha I can't even imagine my father-in-law going in there and walking out with some dog food and some fiddle faddle, but I guess whatever sells, sells.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

When Life Hands You Lemons, What Do You Do With It?

Well, I haven' written in a while, but I guess that is because there hasn't been much to write about. However, today I am having one of those days where I just want to scream at the world, if I were a young child I would throw my body on the ground and just start kicking and screaming, but seeing as how I turn 26 years old in two days that probably would not be deemed acceptable at work. Instead, I sit here and ponder what life would be like if you never had a bad day, if you never had to do things you didn't want to do, if everything was just as you imagined in your own little world. I for one know I would like this, but what would I have to complain about? Would I really be any happier, or would the things I love eventually make me mad enough enough to complain about them? Maybe I just don't handle the everyday stress well or something, but I do know this:
1. All humans should either have to attend finishing school or learn at some point in there lives to pick up after themselves. It is not okay to leave trash on the counter or dishes laying around, when there is a dishwasher 3 feet away.
2. Respect your co-workers and others, you don't have to like them, but if you are doing something that would make you upset if it happened to you, DON'T DO IT!
3. Everyone has a bad day, let them have it, eventually they will come to their senses and realizes they were being a butt.
4. Finally, if life hands you lemons, either put it in a squirt gun and squirt someone's eye, as my sister would say, or make your best to live each day to the fullest, because you never know what lies ahead.