I regret if this title is a bit crass for your tastes. It’s the new motto I’ve adopted and embraced for a number of months now and loses a bit of the necessary punch without the “fuck” part of it.
It just came to me one day. It might have been when my computer upgraded to the latest version of Safari which didn’t mesh well with posting pictures on my blog and my struggle to come up with a solution. Family and friends suggested that I try a different browser, even if just for writing blog posts. I was resistant to this idea because I’m a minimalist of sorts and couldn’t imagine having more than one browser on my computer, each with different purposes… yadda yadda. That’s when I decided to Just Get The Fuck Over It and download one of the suggested browsers. I went with Firefox first since it’s often getting good reviews and I was relieved to see that I hated it as much as I thought I would. I un-installed it and went for Google Chrome. This time I was completely surprised because it turns out I love this browser and I easily said goodbye to Safari.
I’m seeing evidence every time I Just Get The Fuck Over It, that things can be great any number of ways. There can be more than one right way or one right solution. It feels so good and so freeing to have choice and try something new. It’s true that trying something new doesn’t always result in things getting better but you never know until you try.
This motto works for a number of scenarios that may seem insignificant but have some impact on the ease of my life. I’ve often said, with a bit of a snicker that I work so hard to bring peace to my life and at times it seems that I become too focussed on the effort rather than the happiness! Just Getting The Fuck Over things is the opposite of working hard to find peace. It’s just allowing things to be and feeling good about that.
There are many moments in my life now that I hear Just Get The Fuck Over It in my head and I smile and get over whatever it was that was stopping me from moving forward or being happy.
(I’d meant to publish this way back in November… I might just get caught up with all my unpublished posts one of these days…)