Thursday, January 5, 2012

Go With the Flow

I had waited to post until later tonight because I was anticipating on meeting up with some friends tonight at a hockey game, where hopefully I might run into a certain someone that my friend thought I might be interested in. Therefore, I was also anticipating perhaps some exciting story or embarrassing moment or some learning experience to come out of it. I was just about to go upstairs to curl my hair--which is a rare occasion so clearly I was expecting something--when my friend called to let me know that apparently not a lot of people were going to the hockey game and neither was that certain someone whom I might be interested in so, maybe we should cancel and try some other time. Bummer.
What to do when plans change? What to do when things don't go as expected? I find I often project my ideal world--my ideal evening, party, dance, etc.--but when does anything go exactly as planned? Often, this projection of perfection results in my disappointment. What I must learn to do is not go into everything with expectations. Just like shopping at Salvation Army. Go in there with no expectations and let myself be pleasantly surprised. Who knows what treasures could be hiding in between that tarp skirt and ugly Christmas sweater?  And if I don't find anything? Well, I wasn't expecting anything anyway. But a cute boy would be nice.

Sweet Dreams,

Megan ;)


Gigi Thibodeau said...

This is a great post, Megan! I love your Salvation Army analogy, and I know just what you mean about expectations. Several years ago when I was going crazy waiting for some big news, a friend of mine made me a little pillow onto which she needlepointed two words: "expect nothing." It was actually a very helpful gift, and ever since then I remind myself of those two little words whenever I find that I'm dwelling too much in the realm of expectations. A little dreaming never hurt, but I tend to go overboard sometimes!

Your blog is wonderful, and I look forward to your future posts!

Megan said...

Thank you so much, Gigi! Yes, it's so easy to get caught up in the excitement of things and to project our idealistic vision, but I find the best things have come when I least expected them. They're often way better than I could've imagined! I've been following your blog for inspiration, too. I love reading it!