Holding Pattern

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011, 12:01 AM

I haven't posted on my blog in ages. There are a few reasons for this. One is, not much has happened that's worth posting about. Secondly, I've not had the same kind of free time to compose a post of even the most mundane of thoughts as I used to have, as my job takes up 70% of my week. Also, I am on Twitter most of the day, and a lot of my musings are shared there in short sentences, rather than here in long paragraphs.

But the real reason I haven't posted is that I am pretty happy with where my life is, at the moment, and I have no complaints to gripe about.

I have never truly been happy, in the usual sense of the word. My life is made up of very few of the pleasures that make up other people's lives. I generally don't enjoy the things that most other people like. I shall list a few common pleasures that I would suggest the majority of people experience for a good chunk of their lives.
  • Movies
  • TV
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Theatre
  • Internet
  • Travelling
  • Driving
  • Gardening
  • Art
  • Religion
  • Pets
  • Walking
  • Exercise
  • Sport
  • Board Games
  • Video Games
  • Gambling
  • Food
  • Cooking
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Friendship
  • Romance
  • Sex
Of those in that list, I participate in about 25%. That's not a lot, I'd say most people would partake of 50% or more, some as much as 75% I'm sure. So my pleasures are few, and I don't even really partake of those very often; I kind of cycle through them with long periods of blank emptiness in between. My life, therefore, isn't so much happy as just ambling along. I'm pretty easy going, and life isn't usually too big of a challenge; though I've had long fallow periods that are quite worrisome, things have always turned out well in the end (which surprises me every time, really).

And I'm currently in one of those "things are pretty decent" periods right now. Anything could change at any moment, of course, but that's true of everyone. In my case, what that means is that nothing worth sharing is going on in my life. A few things are up in the air, a few others are circling their end, and as usual a bunch of things may begin soon. But most of my life is just a big bunch of nothing much.

And that's okay.

3 Reasoned Responses:

TS Hendrik said...

Well that's cool. If you only blog when you're unhappy I guess that means your not blogging is a good thing.

GuanoLad said...

I'm like the 6pm News in that respect.

Dags said...

Glad to see things are back on track. As the old saying goes "everything works out in the end". :)

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