I wish that I were the kind of person that did not reflect, ponder, and contemplate so much. About everything. I may be in line at the grocery store and see a plastic bag and think of global warming. I may be talking with a friend over coffee to catch up about the wedding that she is planning and I may discuss or at least think about the decline of marriage and family in this country.
It’s not like I am not super fun. Even though I am serious and considerate of important and relevant issues, I have a silly side. I make up silly raps and stories with my kid. I call my cat a million different crazy names and name our friends’ pets silly names too. I go ice skating and bike riding and snow tubing.
But, I can’t help my constant thinking about major issues. I listen to talk radio. I read news online. I follow people who have something important to say. Yeah, I am on Instagram with a “famous” housewife or two as well. But most of the people who I follow either have inspirational/religious quotes on their page or they are sharing something that is a worthy cause that I believe in or want to spread the word about as well.
I am glad I have God-given brains. I would not have done as well in college or grad school if I was not intelligent. But I wish that I was like so many people who I know that live for whatever is going on in their small little world and they do not think about or concern themselves with much more. I would not say that they are simple-minded, but maybe self-centered? Either term is not a positive. Regardless, I wish that I were one of those people who took selfies all day and showed my latest nail color on whatever social media site. Okay, maybe not that shallow, but less deep.
But, I am not. So, I will embrace the over-thinker that I am and maybe change the world with some of my thoughts or musings or theories. Or, maybe I can support the world changers. Nevertheless, I will have to find a way to “turn off” my deep thinking sometimes in order to relax and enjoy life a little more.
I am wondering if perhaps a romantic interest will help with that??? 🙂