Friday, August 04, 2006

Countdown: T Minus 10, 9, 8, 7...


Countdown: Less than 20 days until Law School orientation...

Less than 20 hours to shabbos...

Less than 20 minutes until I finish this post...

And less than 20 seconds until...uh...the end of this sentence!

Countdowns are just not my thing. I was never the kid in eighth grade writing how many days were left until graduation. I never really longed for the next stage in my life, although I did always look forward to different things. Maybe you could say I don't like change, or maybe that I'm afraid of change, or even that I don't enjoy straying too far from my comfort zone.

And I'm sure that's all true. But, as you all know, I am an eternal optimist, and I'll always look for the brighter side of things (especially if there's a better way of viewing my faults). So I'll say that the reason is because I can be happy in almost any situation -a symptom, I believe, of optimism. Even in just an okay-type situation, attitude can mean the difference between just getting by and actually enjoying your time.

Of course, as in all statements general, there are exceptions. When I'm in, chas v'shalom, a "bad" situation, a smile, a laugh, and a positive outlook aren't enough. And that time when I was a day camp counselor for two-year-olds who were either crying, needing to be diaper changed, or running into the woods...attitude can only take you so far.

Anyway, my point was about countdowns, and how I'm not a fan. But if I don't have a mini-countdown to the start of school in *less than 20 days*, I'll probably lose track of time and forget to go. So, sometimes, a countdown isn't a sign of discontent in your current situation, but rather a sign of content in your everchanging life. (Aaah, that was deep!)

Oh, I nearly forgot! I wish all of you a happy, smiley, beautiful shabbos!!:)

6 comments:

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Nice countdowns, countdowns are good:).

Lvnsm27 said...

I don't do countdowns either unless I need to. Also, that's a good point about attitude. Some days are easier to have a positive attitude than other days.

hisbonenus said...

Wow, at this point it's less than 16 days... :)

I like what you wrote at the end about being content with the fact that your life is constantly changing. I guess as much as I hate countdowns, I should be glad there's something to count towards, for without a goal in sight, I'm going nowhere.

Good luck with law school! Wowee!

Okee said...

sw/fm--oh, I guess you're pro-countdowns! Thanks for casting your vote!

lvnsm--yep, and you're anti-countdowns! And, yeah, attitude is 85% choice and 15% circumstance.

hisbonenus--Aaaaa! Sixteen days!! Two weeks from tomorrow! Egad! I need more chill-out time! And as to having no goal in sight -that would be a tragedy, indeed.

BigRed said...

Okee
I love this blog. Everyone should make this blog their first stop when they have their breakfast and coffee. But we need more. At least until you start law school.

See you next week.

Okee said...

Hey, bigred! Thanks so much, I guess I do try...

But no need to worry - I won't let a little thing like law school come between me and my blog (she says so assuredly)!