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Writing the Mundane

I haven’t written in a while for a few reasons. One, because my work keeps me SUPER busy. That’s not an excuse.

I’ve stayed away because my life is a tad too mundane to write about.

You know…get up, go to work, get off work, go home, eat dinner, watch a little television w/the hubby and go to bed. Rinse and repeat.

And then there’s stuff that isn’t mundane but this isn’t the space to write about it. There are some things that happen offline that need to stay offline. This is a space for me to write, share with you all great things, things that will help you grow.

But I needed to talk about the mundane stuff tonight too. Because well, believe it or not, there’s beauty in the mundane. Greatness evolves from the mundane.

We all spend a lot of time, I’m sure, thinking of ways to make life more interesting. Or maybe that’s just me. But I fail to appreciate the here and now, see the beauty in the mundane.

Sometimes we should stop and smell the roses. Stare in awe at the sunset. Feel the cool breeze against our skin. Appreciate being bored. YES, appreciate being bored. (A little secret-I get some of my best ideas while I’m bored)

My best friends, my family, and my husband, are people I can have fun with even in the most mundane times. Everything in life isn’t going to be a party. No, it’s not fun paying bills. And I don’t like doing dishes. I don’t like cleaning but it has to be done. It’s just another reminder that I’m here, living, breathing. I do the mundane so I can get to the more interesting things later on. I do what I have to do now, so I can do what I want to do later.

The mundane allows me to appreciate the moments of greatness and interesting things that much more, because they don’t come as often. The mundane keeps me humble and hungry. It allows me to strive for more and never become too comfortable. It also allows me to slow down, pace myself, when things get too crazy. It reminds me that yes, while I may be all that at my job, I still have to come home and cook dinner for my husband (which can actually be fun sometimes)!

The mundane isn’t fun. But I’m thankful for the mundane, for the perspective, experience, and lessons that it offers me. And I needed to write about the mundane today. Why?

Because I needed to write.