It’s not all or nothing

Posted on February 8, 2017


enjoy life

Blame it on my foot surgery. Since December, I have not been able to get up at my usual 4:30 am. For the first few weeks, I could use the pain medications as my excuse since they made me really sleepy. Then, it was my body healing. But it has been two months now. Maybe it’s the fact it is still very dark outside in the morning, or the fact that I have been sleeping really deeply.

I signed up for a technical conference at the Microsoft NERD Center (aptly named, don’t you think?). I usually love my schedule of getting up insanely early to exercise for a few hours before catching the 6:10 am train. Well, the day of the conference arrived and I didn’t get up until 6:00 am. At first, I thought, “well, I’ll just skip the conference.” I thought some more and figured out that I could still make it into Boston by 10 am, in time for most of the conference. Why not?

I am so glad I did. The conference was fun; I learned a lot; I met some interesting people. And I felt re-energized because I was in Boston and Cambridge.

This got me thinking about my philosophy on life. I used to be an “all or nothing” person. If I couldn’t do something “perfectly” and exactly as I had planned it, I didn’t do it all. As life has happened, I am slowly realizing that there is plenty in between “all or nothing.” This conference was a perfect example of that. I am getting so much more out of life now and enjoying every minute of it.

So what about you? Do you think in terms of “all or nothing” or is it something in between?

Happy picture from Liberty Voice.