My Boring Life

I was told that my life is boring.

I think that was meant to be a compliment.

By boring, I think she meant that my struggles are less than most others right now, and because of that, my life is boring?!?

Hmm. Maybe.

Probably true.

She wished for my boring life of comfort and stability, where she thinks I only have to worry about what to make for dinner.

She’s partially right, and if this life is boring, I am content.

I like boring. Sometimes.

It makes me a good listener because I am curious about others and prefer to listen to their exciting stories than share my boring ones.

I like the comfort that my boring life presents. I love that I am able to stay home with my kids and I like taking them to the doctor in the middle of the day, without having to cancel work.

I like that I can choose to volunteer on strategic projects and to give back to my community without having standard work hours or expectations.

I like that I get to drive my kids to and from appointments and that they talk to me in the car about real life when they’re not too tired and are captive participants.

I love that I get to choose when to exercise and shop and to do it at off peak hours.

I love that I can socialize in the middle of the day, when my kids are at school and no one needs me.

Boredom and simplicity have a certain excitement about them. I love my boring life. Just the way it IS.


8 thoughts on “My Boring Life

  1. Hrm. I don’t think your life is “boring.” I can’t help but feel it’s a dismissive and superficial observation of your life and responsibilities. We never really know what is going on behind the scenes. We don’t know how much people are truly pushing themselves. And I’m of the thinking that happiness definitely requires much depth and understanding–depth and understanding are lessons and qualities that do NOT come from a “boring” life.

    Happy and content people are the least boring people I know. Misery is boring. Self pity is boring. Jealousy is boring. Snobbery is boring.

    • Behind the scenes – I like that imagery. We don’t always really know what struggles people face or have faced and what has shaped them, do we? I like to give most people the benefit of the doubt and to forgive any short comings and to accept them where they are at. Even the people that broke into my house – I was curious why they thought that was a good idea and actually felt sorry for them after I got over my sadness, fear and anger. I know – crazy, but that’s how I think when I can let go of the emotions. As for the boring label – she was being sarcastic and loving and actually wishing for much of the same and meant it as a compliment. I’m okay with all of it. 😉

  2. I agree with you as I stayed home with our kids most of their time in our home. The picture of you is so beautiful-WHOW!!!!frame that one for everyone

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  3. Boring?!?! That is not the adjective I would use. Lucky, would be better. I am very jealous and wish I could have your “boring” life ha ha ha maybe she misspoke and meant to say BUSY?!?!? That word would be a better and nicer description. Love you and keep up your boring life. A loved, boring life…..who could ask for more!!

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