Sometimes I like to look at glimpses of my inner life from an outside perspective and try to guess the conclusions a stranger (or acquaintance) would make about me. This is probably due to the overwhelming judgment I constantly rain upon myself, something I’m supposed to be working on correcting.
For example, I used to post pictures of the contents of my refrigerator on my old blog and then point at myself and laugh at how hopeless I was at living life.
However, if I’m currently being nice to myself, the conclusions don’t necessarily have to be negative. Just the other day I realized that, for once, I was actually proud of the assortment of foods I put down on the conveyor belt at the grocery store. Look at me in my running shorts, with my whole-grain bread and my organic milk and my grapes and my celery! No frozen foods! Paying with cash! I’m winning!
So a few minutes ago I was staring at the wall by my computer out of boredom (I gave up Facebook for Lent, by the way, which is why I’m blogging and not doing nothing, which is how I much prefer to spend my time), and I found myself wondering what conclusions about me my coworkers draw from this wall.
What do you think? (Click to enlarge.)
Clockwise from bottom right: 1. New Book a Day calendar. 2. Happiness flowchart. 3. “You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in. You get a second chance, every second.” 4. “Everything you can imagine is real.”-Pablo Picasso. 5. Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World. 6. The Holstee Manifesto. (Center: baby from king cake on Monday.) (Bottom left: Phil the philodendron.)
Probably that I’m an asshat, amirite?
I just realized that my calendar is still on Monday. Winning!