So yesterday, The Partner, The Shut-In and I were shopping at the Dollar Tree. We noticed that they had a huge selection of kites to purchase. Knowing that it is impossible to pass a wall of kites without looking through them, we ended up buying some and went kite flying. It was so much fun. I had forgotten how much I love flying a kite.
It got me to thinking how you never really see adults flying kites. I wonder why that is? It's a perfect escape from the real world. It's cheap, it's fun, and it can even double as exercise.
I think it's because as adults people get in this mindset that it's all work all the time. I refuse to be that way. I have people who think I don't work hard or that my job isn't hard just because I can have fun and work at the same time. I've had people tell me I'm naive or inexperienced just because I know how to have fun and do my job at the same time. It's always been the case with me. Apparently I don't freak out enough at my jobs for people to consider them hard work.
I can't help it that other people feel the need to stress and freak out. I feel bad for them. My only wish is that they could find balance and have peace while living an adult life. It's really sad to me. Having a melt down every time something comes up, doesn't get it done any faster.
A world where I wake up grumpy, become hesitate of every step I take, and am unable to have fun is not one I would want to identify with. At the end of the day, none of those things will make you happier so why do them?
I have this philosophy on things I stress out about. It sounds like mind-washing, but I really do ask myself if whatever I'm stressed out about will matter in a year. If it would, would it matter in five years?
In a year do I picture myself setting down telling someone that I had to wait for 10 minutes on the phone? Do I picture myself in five years telling someone that my life was ruined because that one report was turned in 30 minutes late? The answer is no. None of those things matter. So, do your job, do your house work, enjoy your life, and have fun in the process. Not having fun isn't going to get it done any faster.