I am participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2019 (all of my submissions can be found here).
Today’s prompt is: CONSISTENT
“At least you (or I, or they, or she/he) are consistent.”
This is something I say in jest … um … “consistently.”
It’s usually after someone has said something relatively self-deprecating, like “I was five minutes late to work again today.”
“At least you’re consistent.”
Even though I say it relatively in jest, I do find consistency to be a huge asset.
Maybe I’m trying to wrap being change-averse and habit-bound into a pretty package, but I know what a difference consistent people make in my life. Especially once I had kids, I came to appreciate even more how much I appreciated the consistent people in their lives.
On the flip side, is it boring to be consistent? Am I missing something by not being more spontaneous?
I suppose there’s a balance here — consistency in the way we present ourselves professionally and among the people in our lives who count on us.
But if I daydream about some less-than-consistent choices, I think I would find myself taking an unplanned road trip on a weekend (once my car woes are settled). Possibly eating somewhere new. I have a $25 gift certificate to a favorite coffee place that I still haven’t managed to use.
Maybe it’s time to set up a somewhat spontaneous coffee date with people who count on me to be consistent the rest of the time.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
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