April 6, 2010


I have seriously dropped the ball on this blog. I don't even have any good excuses. I guess my attention span/will power to do things waxes and wanes. I made all these resolutions, like everyone does, and clearly haven't followed through on some of the ones I really wanted to keep. Namely getting and staying focused on my health through a better diet and exercise, cooking new meals regularly (lets just change that to just cooking), and writing regular blog posts.

I think that I'm just not one of those people that has a thing and can stick to it. You know how when you think of some people you think of their associated hobby or something they are the best at- photography, cooking, sports, travel, whatever. I'm into a lot of different things and probably range from poor to above average with them. As a kid my parents put me in everything imaginable - ballet, tap, swim, synchronized swimming (for reals), water polo, violin, piano, soccer. I was that kid that had a schedule as a 7 year old and went from soccer to swim to violin lessons. Thing is, I was never really amazing at any of those things.

As an adult I find myself becoming totally consumed by things and then a week later just abandoning it altogether. I once bought Nutrisystem, ate two of the meals and never opened another package. That was a seriously bad idea. I'll draw for a day, run for a week, cook for a month but never do anything with consistency.

I've been wondering if my fickleness and lack of focus has made me mediocre at everything. Then I start to spaz out and think about how if I can't be good at the things I am doing now, how could I possible be a good mother, work and be my own person? But thats another topic and I've already rambled enough.

Nothing like some awesome clip art to illustrate my point...

Or how about this awesome image:

I don't even know if this makes sense. Can you relate or are you one of those awesome people who is super good at something (or everything)? If so, can I have the secret to your success :)



  1. I feel like this is the story of my life- my motto seems to be "the best laid plans of mice and men..." I'm always abandoning things I was only recently passionate about to the extreme (I went from running a marathon to not being able to run 2 miles). I have the added negative quality of ignoring things even more when they start to pile up- so if I know there are 50 emails in my inbox, it makes me even LESS likely to clean it out. It's a bizarre response to guilt.

    So, yeah... you're not alone. I've made my home in mediocreville.

  2. Welcome to Mediocreville. Population - 3. :-)

    I get sad thinking about some of the things I was super passionate about before and now don't even think about - like dance. I was a Bollywood dance queen in college and now I rarely even have the opportunity to have solo dance parties in my bedroom!

    Charms - you have an insane schedule so I can see how it's hard to keep up with things you want to commit to outside of work. Rather than focusing on 3-5 things, pick one and chart your progress. For example - running. Run as much and as often as you can and re-evaluate and plan for the following week. Once you start seeing and feeling your progress, you'll feel motivated to do more of it. Same thing with cooking! If you cook something, take a picture of it and keep it in your own Charmi/Sachin cookbook.

  3. Lisa - yay for a companion. And be happy you can run 2 miles. My big goal is a 5K as sad as that is. I totally feel you about being more likely to ignore things when they pile up. I just sweep things under the rug and pretend they don't exist too.

    Noops - thanks for joining me in this sad little city and for the good advice. Its funny, when I read your comment my first thought was dreading the re-evaluation point because I just tend to plow through life without thinking. I need to be better about it for even the little things.

    Love you guys!

  4. uh, population 4.

    great advice noops - i'll have to use some of that as well. seeing results would definitely motivate me to live a healthier lifestyle in general, and to just feel better about myself.

    p.s. love the clip art

  5. I feel the same way when I look at other people who are so good at one thing and are totally consumed by it. I envy them sometimes, but other times I think that the reason I'm not like that is because I'm interested in so many different things... and THAT is what makes me interesting! Sure I'd love to have more time to focus on just one or two hobbies or topics, but since I don't, my life is more a smorgasbord of deliciousness. At least, that's how I like to look at it. ;)


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