Sometimes it seems like people think their lives will be some sort of perfect ideal, for example, if I can run marathons or keep my house clean or organize the crap out of every minute of the day… or whatever the latest fad is. (I guess those fads were several iterations ago… as I finish this post it’s minimalism and Frugalwoods-style frugality… can you tell we’ve been finishing up and scheduling old drafts?)
But these internet fads aren’t magic bullets. Some people love marathon training and some people don’t. Some people enjoy cleaning and some people don’t. Some people need more organization than others or have situations that make compartmentalization necessary or optimal. It’s great to try these things out, but if they don’t bring the solutions you were looking for, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with *you*. Even if they work for someone else whose blog you read, especially someone who is trying to sell products along with that perfect lifestyle. They are they (them?) and you are you. Different strokes.
It’s important to realize that choices are choices and not referenda on what your values are or maps to what other people should be doing (unless that map inspires you).
Enjoy the journey, and reach for the destination, even if you never get there. Or if you like where you are, enjoy that too!
Be who you want to be. Find *your* bliss or just live out your life — not every life has to waste time worrying about bliss or optimization. Make your choices your own and don’t be bound by what the patriarchy or society or your parental unit has been telling you all your life unless you want to be.
And of course, “an it hurts no-one, do what you will.” There’s limits to freedom, even in touchy-feely posts.