One of the many things I learned during my recent contracting role is that I’m not an inspirational quote type of gal.
As you may recall from a previous post, inspirational quotes were very popular with the website’s social media followers. One that went through the roof the week before I started said: “It’s OK if you fall apart sometimes … tacos fall apart and we still love them.”
Much as I love eating tacos, I can’t seem to channel inspirational quotes about them. And I’m hopeless at finding motivational messages that don’t make my eyes roll like a poker machine with a pensioner perched on a stool in front of it.
That said, I’m quite taken with a bourbon ad on my local bus stop – it features one of the most inspiring quotes I’ve seen lately. I reckon this is a damn good philosophy to live by:
Anyways, aside from booze philosophy, I think I’m more of an interesting quote person. For example, this one that I posted at my contracting gig just before I left went quite well:
For example, who knew I was into seeing retro Aussie rockers perform live and gazing at waterfalls? Not me!
Oh, just to confuse matters, I also don’t mind this quote that popped up in my Facebook feed – I can’t decide if it’s inspirational or practical:
I’m still battling to reconcile wanting to be liked by everyone with not needing to be liked by everyone. And it can lead to a little tiptoeing, which Is getting a bit tiring. I’m more of a robust footsteps – and discussions – person. And I like to know where I stand, rather than constantly second guessing. I’m so eager to be completely among my tribe, both personally and professionally. It blows me away how many people – personally and professionally – get away with creating a tiptoe environment around themselves. Especially the ones who pretend to be blithely oblivious to the effect they have on others.
One day I will share a post I’ve written about the damaging effects of gaslighting – which sits at the extreme end of the tiptoe/second-guessing spectrum – and my disdain for people who practice it. But not quite yet.
I am also feeling pretty disdainful about STILL NOT HAVING A COURTESY CAR.
Sigh. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it happens soon. Although driving my Hyundai i30 rental has made me fall in love with them – they are so easy and zippy.
OK, gotta go. Kids, dogs and hot gardeners to wrangle. Plus a Drinks Digest newsletter to compile. Have a great day!
Song of the day: Annie Lennox “Broken glass”