Wednesday, July 29, 2009

bright ideas.

I have a problem.

I have ideas.

Too many ideas, actually.

And I love sharing my ideas.

But, more often than not,

I submit my idea to someone

And it gets rejected

Shot down

Thrown away

Or ignored.

It's not really appreciated

Because it probably was never asked for.

I have got to get over myself.

I think I can run the planet

Be Superwoman

Or something.

And for some unknown reason, I think people want to hear what I have to say.

(Mom and Dad, I blame you. You always listened to what I had to say. You ruined me.)

So I’m fixing to keep my mouth shut.

No more ideas

At least no more ideas about things that have nothing to do with me.

I’m going to start taking my nose out of other people’s business.

Going to keep my ideas to myself

Or at least limit the distribution of my ideas to things I can control.

Things I’m actually responsible for.

Like work.

Or my blog.

Or my apartment.

It’s time to remember that history term

Laissez-faire.

Hands-off.

Time to let go.

If an event I attend is poorly run:

None of my business.

If a class I don’t teach is out-of-control:

None of my business.

If an activity I participate in goes awry:

None of my business.

I mean, really

Don’t I have enough to worry about?

So it’s about to be all laissez-faire up in here.

Get ready.

3 comments:

Jessica said...

are we the same person? i mean really?

Jessica said...

here's the quote i live by these days:

lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

i saw that on a plaque at the apple barn in the smokies.

annie said...

Oh, Jessica. What a quote... I'm going to have to keep that in mind in the coming weeks!