I seem to have written those two words over and over again over the past three weeks but somehow it seems I have failed to press the publish button on any of those drafted posts. You see Mr Perfectionism and Mrs You’re Not Good Enough keep paying me unwanted visits, however, I am determined not to be defeated. Van Gogh (a wise man, who said many a wise thing) said: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” So that is what I shall do. I’ve decided to stop trying to write and to just write. Write whatever comes to mind. So here goes.
Briefly, for context, I am currently in France so the activities which predominantly fill these long summer days include: reading, sunbathing, cooking, baking, creating and contemplating/reflecting/daydreaming. This contemplation/reflection/daydreaming has lead to much attention to detail, or some might call it, overthinking. A close friend of mine and I were discussing overthinking and I had a eureka moment where I discovered that overthinking isn’t always bad. When we overthink in a positive way, I suppose you can call that ” really appreciating the little things.” So today I have been trying to filter out the negative overthinking and focus on the “really appreciating the little things” and that brings me here, to this blog post.