Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Time Optimist

I'm usually a pessimist because I never wanted to be dissapointed with anything or anyone. For example, my freshman year in college, I was going to be living off campus. I had no idea what my 4 other roommates were going to be like. I just figured I wouldn't get along with any of them and I'd have to find friends elsewhere. This thinking worked out great because when I got along with one of my roommates really well, I was so happy about it! Had I thought that I was going to get along with all of my roommates and it was going to be this happy apartment all the time, I would have been sorely dissapointed and frustrated.
However, I find that I am a true optimist when it comes to my time. I don't know how many of ya'll are like this but I think I can do it all. I can wake up in the morning, get dressed, give Landon his bottle, get him dressed and ready for the day, work out, come home and eat breakfast, take a shower, and be ready for whatever appointment, lesson, or work I have!!! It almost never works and I always find myself running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Even though I know I can't do it most days, I'm always doing it!!! I keep repeating this over and over again! I'm already thinking about tomorrow and if I can squeeze everything in before 10:45 when I have to pick someone up at the airport. I've thought about going to a gym class or just going to the gym, or just running (which I did this morning), or even getting some work done before 10:45 when I need to be at the airport.
Another example of my time optimism is thinking that things won't take as long as they really do. I ended up taking 2 1/2 hours doing something that I told John would only take me 1 1/2 hours. What was I thinking?? A half hour into it, I knew this was not 1 1/2 job. Or at work, I think I'll only be there for 2 hours because that's all the work I have to get done. 6 hours later, I'm finally going home.
Anyways, I'm glad that I'm an optimist with something.


Scot said...

Becca usually forgets to factor in travel times. You would get along with the Danes. They are said to be the happiest people in the world, but they found out it's because they start with low expectations so if good things happen, they are happy. Like if they ranked them 24th happiest, they would say, "well, great! at least we are ranked in the top 25!"

Courtney said...

ah time optimism, gets me every time! then I just get disappointed in myself that I didn't get everything crossed off my list :(