After a quick conversation with a best friend I realised I have a few strange, unconscious (till now) rules that I stick to in everyday life. Dig down into yourself and I’m sure you have some too. Here are mine;
1. I buy my trousers based on whether I can play in them. Play, yes.
Nothing to do with being an Aunty. I haven’t worn jeans in a long time, unless I can really move in them. I need to be able to do a lunge at a moments notice. Why? I dunno. I like to sit on the floor and stuff, life is better when you can actually move.
2. I judge whether a room is a good size on if I can do a cartwheel in them.
If there is enough empty space that I can cartwheel in, it’s perfect. And I test it. I test other peoples rooms too, usually when they nip to the toilet.
3. Things have to be a moral for me to do it.
Example: I’ve always loved animals, and occasionally would be a vegetarian for a few months, and then, you know, bacon. But one day it became a moral for me to not eat meat any more, my “ideal self” in my minds eye didn’t live that way, and I stopped. And it feels good to live to your morals, it’s empowering. But it’s always possible for it to change and not be a moral any more.
As for the bacon comment, when I decided to be a vegetarian 11 months ago my friends and family all said the same thing, seriously. ‘But bacon?!’
4. No regrets.
I have none and not because there is nothing to regret. There are things that I don’t like to look back on, sure, my life has been far far far from perfect. Why should I regret anything though? Not how I roll. Regret is too powerful. If an experience was that bad stop holding onto it in your mind, just accept and let things go.
5. Litter Bug!
When I was 7 years old my class were shown a video that called people out for littering, litter bug they said. I didn’t realise how much this saying had been etched into my brain. In college at 16 I saw someone litter and I was about to say it under my breath, when my friend got there first. At first I was like ‘oh cool you saw that video too’ but then she explained it’s because I say it, she was taking the mickey (English term for making fun of someone, it’s cool though, this is the best friend I was telling this list to years later). It took me all those years, and someone else to point it out, for me to realise I still say it. But don’t litter, there’s really no need.
Big smiley face and see you tomorrow!