My best friend from college texted me when we were on the way home from our weekend away last Saturday. Text just said "Do you have ur phone on u?" I texted back but got no reply.
Yesterday after blogging about friends I remembered she still hadn't replied so sent a quick text saying I was checking up on her and was she OK? The immediate response was that she had more relationship drama, just the night before. I called her straight away. (I very, very rarely call anyone. I have a phone aversion. I don't know why!) Anyhow, she was on her way home from work and said she'd call later. She did and it was so nice to chat and listen to her voice, a voice I've know for over 20 years. She's finally (hopefully) ditched the man that's been toying with and disappointing her for the past two years. And while a lot of people don't understand why she kept going back, I do.
I totally get it.
It's all about head versus heart.
There are so many things in life that you know you should or shouldn't be doing yet you continue to do or not do them. But I'm beginning to wonder is it just me (and my college friend)? Is it just certain personality types that constantly struggle with knowing what to do but not doing it? Or is there always 'something' for everyone?
Have I confused you?
Let me give you some examples -
Do you tell yourself you will...
- not overeat, but do it anyway
- not drink so much, but do it anyway
- exercise regularly, but don't
- do more study to better your job prospects, but don't
- start a business, but don't
- be more organized, but you're not
- keep in touch with old friends, but don't
- get regular medical check-ups, but don't
Got the idea yet? These aren't all mine...thank goodness or I would be a really big mess!
Is it just part of the human condition that we are always striving and never actually get there?
Or are there some people that really do have it all together and are living a well balanced life and are doing all the 'shoulds'?
And if they do exist are they just waiting for something to come along and mess it all up again?
Is there always something??
This is my third pensive post in a row. Sorry about that.
Next one will be fun and frivolous, I promise!
P.S. During the chat with my friend we discussed our next girls' overnighter. We're going to the mountains in Winter for 2 nights. I can't wait!!!