I wasn’t going to post today. I’m forgoing ‘Week that Was’ posts as I’ve signed up for ThinkKit, a December daily blogging project and knew you’d have a barrage of daily posts from me soon. So, you know, too much of a good thing and all that.
I really needed to blog about this. Get it out of my system, you might say.
THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY.
Maybe I feel so strongly about this because I kind of, a little bit, want there to be a right way to do things. A nice linear path where all the ducks line up in a neat little row and life is EASY*.
Maybe it’s because I take the advice that people give and find every single thing that I’m not doing to build self-criticism.
Or maybe it’s because I really do think there’s one right way of doing things, and I’m critical of people who I think are not doing the right thing. (I know, I’m a terrible person. There. It’s out in the open now.)
But regardless of why this annoys me, the point is that I am actually right. There’s no one way of doing life. For every word of wisdom you are spoonfed, there is equal and opposite advice. In fact, there’s a site devoted to these pairs. Have a look. Go on. It’s got pretty pictures, even.
We’re unique people, in a unique time, in our own little bubbles of a unique world. Listen to advice, by all means. Think about it, try it if you want, and then decide what’s right for you without a second thought for anyone else.
It’s taken me a while to learn it, and I’m still in the process of really applying it, but it’s going to be my focus for 2015.
Personal freedom: I’m doing things my way. (And probably screwing up a few (million) times along the way).