Getting in Our Own Way


Oh, Marcel, you crazy early 20th Century French writer you, you got it all figured out.

I will try my best to get my shit together and be more like you.

I will...
Try not to overthink it this weekend.
Try to savor the moment I'm in.
Try to walk calmly into the moments ahead of me.

And I'm not just gonna do this theoretically. I want to apply it! I will start right now by taking deep breaths and realistically assessing my to do list. To do lists are a thinly veiled attempt to make the future feel as resolved as possible. How silly of us! The future will arrive, whether I get to No 5 on the list (changing the sheets) or not. And it will (probably) still be ok!

And I will do all this while reveling in the fact that I am doing it in my pajamas instead of driving to work just yet. Sure, I had hoped to get my butt out of bed and to a coffee shop by now, but that doesn't make my current version of the present worse. It's still awesome to be in my pajamas. And I still have coffee!

Listen to Marcel this weekend.

Do what you can to let yourself be happy!