Monday, October 17, 2016
10-17: On This Day
Or do I?
Because, here's the thing, though I like to have guidelines, it's not necessarily so I can work within them. And a to-do list irritates me as much as it motivates me. Deadlines sometimes mark the day after the day I need to start working a project.
Because, rebel. But maybe not so much rebellious as contrary. I own that label.
Like this morning moon. It's morning moon! Go home! It's time for sun! But I love to find the moon in the sky in the morning. It shouldn't be so bright, but it is. I don't like things that fit in a box or can be easily labeled. At first, it might be soothing to see where things can be put into categories, organized and stored. But soon, that feels restrictive.
I don't like to be categorized.
I'm a mother, I'm a middle-aged woman, I'm a blogger, whatever. A stereotype. Those stereotypes always have a silent "just" in front of it: just a mother, just a middle-aged woman, just a blogger. You get the picture.
And I don't want to be your stereotype even if my recent Target outing was a pumpkin spice latte short of a middle-aged suburban mom stereotype.
That full moon was inspiring me to do a moon-themed playlist but then I searched and the first thing that came up was Dark Side of the Moon, so that's going to be the soundtrack of my day today.