Wednesday, 18 September 2019

What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?


What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life? 

A link to a blog post from 2016 that pops up on my Facebook page regularly has this title.  Every time it appears I read through it again.  I can't express enough how much this resonates with me.  I really can't say it any more perfectly than Krista has.



Sue xx


11 comments:

  1. Wow - that massively resonates with me!

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  2. Such an interesting post Sue and a lot of food for thought. I have always striven for 'best' as I see it - it is the way I was brought up and after eighty six years I think I have left it too late to change. I could no more go to bed at night without leaving the house spruce and tidy than I could fly. Things like this make a difference to how one lives and it would sometimes be good to ease up on myself a bit.

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  3. That is all so true, Sue. I used to be 'head on' in everything, bags of energy, career, outwardly very successful, then my husband and I decided our marriage was just too painful to continue. Our beautiful house was sold and I bought a tiny place that was mine, all mine. Then I had to give up work because of a disability - not in the plan at all! I found the stuffing had just been knocked out of me and had to learn to just sit back, and be. Me, my cat and my garden. It was five years before I remarried, but I've taken care to continue to live more quietly, lighter on the earth as they say. A quiet life suits me just fine.

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  4. I seek to achieve something each day - we are still working in that I have a small business which takes up time and energy, but is immensely enjoyable and we have made such good friends "on the circuit". I like to be creative and learn new skills and love learning more about history and the areas we live in and travel through/to. It keeps my mind active and enquiring. That said, I don't get enough "days off" and would love to just curl up with a book today (a zero energy day) but there are Things to be Done as we have a viewing tomorrow!

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  5. Thank you for the link to this article. It came at a good time! By now I am wary of the word "passion", or following one's passion. It rubs the wrong way with my desire to lead a quiet life. I am here, I am me, I am enough - never mind that I'm not a world famous author, a mother, a meticulous homemaker, a wife! I still am enough. I'll be 60 next year, whatever god(ess) or fate willing, so there aren't that many years left for me on this Earth - I can't keep running after the latest trend (never really have, to be honest), I just need to keep my quiet, lovely place in the world. And if I manage to retire with very few possessions but a rich inner life (still working on that, but not passionately, rather quietly obstinate) I did the right thing. I am enough.

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  6. What a beautiful post, I totally get it.
    I am who I am, take me or leave me, I have never seeked success or attention, I am happy being a fairly quiet person, who likes the simple things, boring to some, but who cares, thats me, I am happy with my lot xx

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  7. Thank you for sharing that post from Krista with us.

    God bless.

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  8. Thanks for the link Sue. It certainly makes you think how we all too often compare ourselves to outside influences. I've always been happy doing relatively simple stuff.

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  9. I love that! Thanks for sharing. It really hit me.

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  10. I have checked out her blog from time to time and read that post when it first came out - and yes - it has resonated more and more in the past few years. More and more I find hat I want that quiet, simpler life - and if that means mediocre - then that's fine with me.

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  11. Love this link! I always declined going for more promotion, when I was working, as I was happy where I was, even though managers wanted me to go further. When we had a bit more income than we previously had, someone said , why don't you buy a bigger house?' I've always been happy with my lot, I don't feel the need to have or be the best :)

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