‘It could be worse,’ someone says to comfort themselves. Is this really a consolation? That it could be worse? In a bad situation, how often do you find yourself thinking that it is awful but luckily it is not the worst that could happen? If it could be worse, could it also GET worse? It might sound like optimist talking, but the ‘could be worse’ person might actually be a pessimist. That person knows that things can take the wrong turn anytime, suck the life out of you. But what if you would think instead that it could be better. It sounds like the more optimistic look of life. Things could improve, you could get out of this.
It could be better but I might as well be happy with what I have right now. It doesn’t mean that I have given up pushing on, chasing my ambitions. No. But I also try and cherish the present moment, but I do wait for certain good things (husband arriving etc.) happen. The present day is beautiful too.
1. Own and live in a house.
Might say that I practised living in a house, taking care of something bigger than our 1-bedroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom apartment.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Wrote the first draft of my creative assignment. Will type it in tomorrow and edit. I do love to write the first drafts by hand. For this purpose, I bought a sketcbook. It is less restraining to write without any lines given, frees the mind better!
In other news, completed the first book of Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising sequence. Well, it wasn’t as scary as I anticipated, quite realistic even. It was realistic through and through to be honest, except for some little oddities. And it was rather slow-paced, bot what you would expect a fantasy book to be, what with Harry Potter and so on.
3. Win a major race.
Longer speedwork, longer run. 17Km total. Realised that I am actually tired and might need a few easy weeks. Or maybe it will be better next week as my husband-physiotherapist arrives and we shall hopefully resume with our massage sessions?
Photo of the Day
Hah, isn’t it funny? Mitzi truly knows how to live in the moment.