Life is always going to suck at least a little bit in one or two areas.
What’s important is that you get your shit straight in all the areas that are important to you.
I’ve recently been rewatching through one of my favorite television series of all time: NBC’s “30 Rock,” with Tina Fey.
The show’s plot line is self-coined as “a 30 sometthing year old woman living in New York and trying to have it all.” But it’s comedic grace shows just how far from a possibility that actually is.
No one can “have it all.”
In fact, the seemingly happiest characters on the show are the ones who have their flaws, acknowledge them, and conform into the nonsensicle roles that they have been given. All the while, the two main characters, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy, have ambitions beyond their own abilities, are always chasing somethingm and are never quite satisfied.
Maybe I’m reading into it too much but this is why I love the creative world we live in today. I start to realize over time, the show that brought me this…
Also taught me a valuable lesson about life.
You’re never going to have all of your ducks lined up in a row. Even if by some chance we manage to, how vulnerable does that make us to any type of collapse? There’s ALWAYS going to be some kind of a problem.
But at the end of the day, we decide what areas of our lives are important to us. We can make an extra effort to make sure those areas stay “cleaner” than the rest, but we can’t make a lemon of the situation and stretch ourselves too thin.
My work life right now is stressful, but outside of that, my life is pretty great. My home life is good, I’m feeling creatively fulfilled, and I’m healthy.
Whenever I get frustrated by work, I realize I wouldn’t reverse those outcomes for anything in the world.
I have my values exactly where I want them and there’s little more in this world that I could ask for.
So next time you’re stresed out, think about that Muffintop song I just made you watch and rememebr that no one can have it all. It might just cheer you up.