March #SOLC Day 17
Last week, when I sliced about the carpet squares in my hallway not being arranged perfectly by color, I was feeling pretty good about the comments that followed from my fellow slicers. Some of them called me creative, saying that’s why I liked the randomness of those red, beige and orange squares outside my door. I’m not going to lie……it felt good. Me – creative. I liked how that sounded. But ever since then I’ve come across other examples of situations where I need things to be in a certain order. Just-so.
Yesterday, during our administrative meeting, I had to get up from my seat and walk to the other end of the room to close the closet door. I had been staring at it for all of 30 seconds when I realized sitting through a 3 hour meeting with that door wide open, showing all of its contents to the rest of the room, would never work. This simple act got me to thinking. Am I OCD? No. I’m creative. I can’t be OCD…not that there’s anything wrong with it!
This morning I continue to wonder. While showering (the very best place to think about life and slicing) I was mentally planning out my day. Grocery shopping is on the to-do list for tonight. I love grocery shopping. There is something about walking up and down every single aisle, never skipping one, and coming home to fill up my (and my mom’s) cabinets and refrigerator that feels so good. Check it off the list!
Laundry is also on the to-do list for tonight when I come home from work. All my friends know that I love everything about getting those clothes cleaned, dried and folded! I even enjoyed doing it in sunny (HOT) Las Vegas one summer. We had a rental car for that particular vacation so instead of going to the pool one morning we headed to the “Strip and Dry.” It was a breezy 110 degrees outside and a dry 150 degrees inside, but it didn’t matter. I still love the act of doing laundry…..no matter where I am. Check it off the list!
I guess the lesson I’ve learned is to remember that we are all made up of many parts. I like to see things in random order. I also like to see things in an orderly way. I am not limited by one part of my personality. Instead, I am who I am because of all of the parts of my personality. We are complex, varied human beings. One word does not define us.