More, Please

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  1. Hahaha… My cats (8 of them) do the same thing, look at me like I’m nuts even with a full bowl in front of them.

    Time… I’d love an extra hour in the day.

    Money… I have more than I ever imagined possible, it’s still not enough for me to feel secure in the wake of infidelity.

    Stuff… The more stuff you own the more it owns you. I spend so much of that ” time I need” taking care of my stuff, stuff I did not need. My therapist has actually told me to not bring anything in without taking something out. Hard to do when I’m all messed up from infidelity, stuff (shopping) brings me a temporary relief. It’s not until I get it all unloaded that I realize it was a bad idea to acquire more shit.

    Followers/likes/comments….. I did my blog for me, not for others. Comments and follows are cool and it’s fun to connect with others going through similar things, but the blog is mine, it’s my therapy it does not matter if even a single other person ever reads it. What matters is that I got what’s in me that needed to be purged out.

    BTW… I enjoy reading your blog!

  2. Aaron says:

    I think that it’s important to realize WHY you’re blogging. If you’re doing it for the numbers, sure, you’re going to get irritated when those numbers aren’t high enough. If you’re doing it for yourself then the followers are a secondary concern.

    Of course, it’s nice to know that people read what you write, comment and give perspective you might not have. It’s just a difficult thing to force.

    • …and that’s the difficult part for me. I can have an influence, but I cannot control. With things that are entirely out of my control, I have no trouble letting go. I struggle with the things that I can only partially control. For example, I love roller coasters but I struggle to ride a bike down a hill:)

      • Aaron says:

        Lean forward over the handlebars and make sure that you’re pointed straight, go into a “racing crouch” if you have a road bike. Don’t pedal if the hill is steep enough, just concentrate on going straight. Slow down safely afterward.

  3. I love your points here, and the one about time hit a nerve. My friend “Annie” spends all her free time with her boyfriend, so much so that she has actually had to take time off from work to get other things done. She is tired all the time and complains that she “just can’t get everything done.” Only very recently has she started to acknowledge that the stress is a result of her priorities, rather than some externally-imposed injustice. Playing is fun, but if the work of life doesn’t get done, the resulting stress make the playing less fun… 🙂

  4. Melanie says:

    I noticed you didn’t include “not enough love”. With enough love, everything else will come.

  5. waynemali says:

    I’m so with you on this, I know I have to be more resourceful with my time. But the worst is I spent so long worrying about not having enough work and money, that my drinking habit consumed me and I lost one of the things I loved most, my partner. I’m trying to be more focus now I’m sober, but it’s easy to fall back to old ways.

    yes our dog and cats do the very same thing, but thank goodness they don’t do this at some unwanted hours, like when we are sleeping. I would just go crazy if they did. I know what you mean when you say there is never enough money and toys, because I find that I always want just one more thing too. But I guess your right about learning to appreciate what you do have. That stops you from letting things get out of control in your life, thanks for this wonderful post.

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