Thursday, February 28, 2013

Things I Can't Afford NOT To do

Transparent LanguageThere are certain things in life I cannot afford to skip. 
  • Buying insulin
  • Paying utility bills
  • Brushing my teeth

The list could go on, and it would be filled with those decidedly unglamorous pursuits of life.  I would not list things like:
  • Have my  nails done
  • Cover the grey
  • Eat lunch
I'm either really frumpy, really hungry, or I just have really boring priorities.  I'm fairly certain "priorities" are almost always a bit dull.  If they were exciting there would be more people revelling in paying their water bill, driving a (very) used vehicle with over 100,000 miles on it, living without debt while shopping at Goodwill. 

Priorities should be the stuff of boring conversation.  They don't keep cocktail party folks engaged - they don't result in weekends filled with social invites - and they make fast food a living-on-the-edge experience.

I'm okay with that.  I'm generally too tired to fill my weekends and my liver is far too healthy for cocktail parties.  I do splurge on occasion but it tends to be for things like organic food delivered to my house. 

My priorities aren't the stuff of excitement.  Not even of thrilling blog posts.  But having a few really boring priorities makes for a life that has a pretty good foundation. 

And I'm okay with that, too.