Lately, it feels like I'm living a complacent life. I'm not particularly trying to make any changes or improvements, and you know what? I'm OK with that. I know this isn't the norm for most healthy-living bloggers - usually you'll see them writing about how they're trying to lose weight, or actively working to maintain a weight loss, or trying to achieve a particular workout/exercise goal...and if you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I've worked toward all of those goals in the past, too.
I could be a little thinner, but why? I'm able to eat what feels right and stay at this size without a lot of effort, so why restrict my food intake more than what I already do? A few less pounds isn't going to make any difference in my happiness, nor my health.
I could push myself to run a half marathon in under a specific time, but really, who cares? I run year-round, and that's enough for me.
Recently, I was encouraged to apply for a patient services job at the hospital where I'm volunteering, and for a hot minute I went online and looked at the job description. Then I remembered that I'm going to visit my parents in the fall, and we're planning on visiting our son over Christmas, and right now I don't have to ask for time off from a job to do that. I also don't have to be somewhere on a regular basis more than once a week, and I'm especially good with that.
Some may say I lack ambition, and that's not entirely true - I taught myself how to knit socks recently, and anyone who's knitted socks knows what an ambitious undertaking that is.
I think complacency gets a bad rap. Maybe it's because I don't have anything to prove - I don't have job or career ambitions, and I'm not trying to impress anyone. I have one
day that's a bit on the hectic side, but even that calms down by
mid-afternoon. I have time to run and write and knit and meet up with friends
and even go outside and water the plants.
Do we (the royal) really have to be crazybusy and exhausted to make like meaningful? Is it OK to coast along? I'm on the side of coasting - but then, I'm complacent...and I'm content.