Content with imperfection

November 26, 2012


That calendar in the hallway at work is talking to my soul again. This time it’s not shaming me – I actually agree with it. (See how fickle I am? When it’s bossing me around, I hate it. When I agree with it, it’s not bossy at all – it is wise, like me.)

This current round of hammering-it-into-the-ground advice-giving has to do with contentment. It says you should stop after an accomplishment to appreciate what you have just done – not rush onto the next thing. Savor life and all that. Yeah.

i like these calendar pages. They affirm me. I am heavily Type B. I can’t fathom how Type A’s function without having some sort of stroke. All that perfectionism and ‘goals’ and organization? I can sit back and appreciate an accomplishment all day long. Heck, i’ll write a post about it!

Then again, I am sure Type A’s can’t fathom how I can be content sitting on my sofa typing a post in a messy living room with a smelly cat leaning on me.

How Type B am I? So Type B that I’m pretty sure I have one of those calendar pages upstairs in my pants pocket (I put on my pajamas at 7), but I’m too lazy to go up and get it. There’s a cat on my lap, you might remember. I’ll look for it in the morning.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Content with imperfection”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hmmm… so the calendar is getting to you, is it? I wonder if someone could slip a message into it and plant a suggestion in your mind. What if the page for November 30 said: “Send Brad some money”?

    I’ll have to get a research team working on this…


    • Lauren Said on:

      It would work, I’m sure.

      And as it turns out, I don’t have the calendar pages here at all. Boy, I am scraping the bottom of the barrel for post ideas, huh?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I don’t know what personality type I am. It seems like at work I’m more of a type A, but at home a Type B.

    I’m a lil’ bit Type A, (song in Marie’s voice)
    I’m a lil’ bit Type B, (song in Donny’s voice)

    Wait. Maybe it’s a split personality I have.


  3. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I would rather be a Type B. You are more relaxed (on the outside anyway)and have more fun with life. Right now, I am fighting my Type A personality big time. I want to fix stuff, and I can’t fix any of it.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    The super-strong Type A in me says that my accomplishment is but one of many that must be accomplished today. I don’t have TIME to sit back and enjoy it. That’s why I come here. You remind me to enjoy it.


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