Saturday, September 25, 2010

Feeling lazy

When it was boiling hot I could blame it on the weather. But the last few days have been suddenly beautiful and cooler. Fall won't truly set in around Tokyo until mid-October or even later, but it sure feels like its on its way. So why is it that I'm feeling so lazy!?

I used to be - and still am to a great extent - a high-strung person. When I first came to Japan over 18 years ago, my first job was at a small language school in a rural prefecture about 2 hours west of Tokyo. I became good friends with one of my co-workers, Steve. One of our favorite things to do was to watch movies together on our day off and just chat. He's funny and interesting and believe it or not we are still good friends. He only lives a few stations down the line from me with his wife and little girl. But with the rigors of daily life we don't get to visit in person much.

We used to love watching When Harry met Sally. He is such a Harry and I am closer to be a Sally than I care to admit. We still call each other by these names of endearment. At one point in the movie Harry tells Sally that she is the most difficult kind of woman, "You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance. " Unfortunately, I have to say that I believe myself to fall into this category as well.

There is a fun new challenge on The Digichick's blog. "What have you mastered?" is the topic to be scrapped. Over the past year or so I have made the conscious decision to try and let go of the little things. I don't worry so much about things, instead I try to control them in order to get my desired outcome. All these years of that have made me tired. So I'm trying to relax a bit. I'm far from mastering it, but I am working hard on chilling out. Perhaps because I'm not running around with my hair on fire constantly, there is more time for feeling lazy.

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1 comment:

Lulutoo said...

Those are really beautiful layouts, Holly. I used to be a Type A myself and honestly, I think it's healthier to be a B. That serenity prayer where you ask God to help you change what you can and recognize what you can't didn't apply to me. LOL No such thing as something out of my control in my mind. But since there really is, that created a lot of stress for me (and the poor people around me.) MUCH happier now that I can go with the flow better. :) So I think it's the Type A in you that's calling you lazy, but don't listen to it. ;) Balance, grasshopper.