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It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish.

Anything, really, but in this case? It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish…the day.

I felt the need to post a second time today because although my day started with the annoyance over the textbook situation, overall my day was really good and I can’t stand seeing an icky negative post on top of my little old’ blog here.

So much happened today, and I can’t write about any of it in detail. Or at all.

What I CAN do is be very vague and philosophical about life. You’re welcome.

The thing is, life is full of changes…but I despise change. I always have.

Like, I can’t even tell you how much I despise change. Also, I am watering down my feelings about it for you by using the word “despise”: usually I use the “H” word.

Schedules? Lists? Reminders? Appointments? Routine? Oatmeal for breakfast every single day?
YES. All of it. YES YES YES.

I am a creature of habit. Although I have the ability to turn on a dime (and can make it look really good and in fact much like “yes I am totally FINE with doing X differently!”), deep down I don’t like to switch it up. Feeling good about being unscheduled and impulsive is a rare occurrence for me, even though I know that in certain situations, leaping before I look is a good thing. (Ahem, not always.) I have some great friends who have taught me by example over the past couple of years that I don’t need to get the shakes if everything doesn’t always go according to plan. Tightly-wound isn’t necessarily the best way to live life. Who knew?

I’m learning to look at change as something exciting and full of possibility. I’m smiling, even.

Happy Friday!

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  • Liz August 24, 2012, 8:06 pm

    You have SUCH a gorgeous smile, too. Good for you, and us, my friend!

    • Melisa August 24, 2012, 10:02 pm

      You are very, very sweet. xo

  • Momo Fali August 24, 2012, 8:22 pm

    What? Tightly-wound, what?!!!

    • Melisa August 24, 2012, 10:05 pm

      I know, I know. Surprise, right? Seriously! I am though!

  • Grandma W August 24, 2012, 8:34 pm

    You are so like your Dad I could cry. Not to like change, who would know. Type A personality who knew your are also your fathers daughter. Both you and Jules have a lot of both of us. Which is a “good thing”.

    Love Grandma W

    • Melisa August 24, 2012, 10:06 pm

      Yes, it is. πŸ˜‰

  • tracey August 24, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Pshaw. You are so chill, it’s time for a sweater.

    πŸ™‚

    • Melisa August 24, 2012, 10:46 pm

      Wonder Twin powers, activate!