A Look Inside My Head

Seize the day! Seize the fucking day, already! Get off your sorry ass and do something. Anything. I don’t care what. A load of dishes perhaps. Or, I don’t know, maybe one of the 600 things you put on those To Do lists you are so fond of making.

Do you have any idea how lucky you are? Sure, you say so, but I’m not seeing any actions to back that up.

Do I have to put this comic in front of you again? Yeah, that’s right. One day, you will be dead. One day, you will have run out of time. One day, you will have wasted the precious opportunities that have been showered upon you. One day, it will be too late.

Don’t tell me to shut up. You know I’m right.

Awww. Is oo feeling poorly? See these two fingers. This is the world’s smallest violin playing the Sympathy Sonata. I don’t want to hear about whatever tiny ailments you think you might be suffering from. What if you had real responsibilities? What if you had kids? Or a job? What if you had a job you hated but needed to keep in order to pay the bills? You could get going if you had to.

Clearly, you are not sufficiently appreciate of all the good in your life. It’s time to get out the gratitude club. You should be grateful for …

… two beautiful horses.
… space and time to keep those horses at home.
… leisure to indulge whatever fancy crosses your mind.
… food security. Food that you don’t have to shop for or cook.
… better health than you deserve, given the amount of time you spend getting fit.
… escaping the horrific tragedies that occur every day in headlines and down the street.
… the ability to simply move and breathe.


Anyone else ever feel this way?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

9 thoughts on “A Look Inside My Head

  1. Every. Damn. Day. Well, I used to. I’ve pretty much snapped out of it. Small steps. Little bites. For example, some days I just don’t FEEL like riding. OK, so I force myself to get my gear on and go out there and groom. Usually that makes me want to ride because …. well, I’m already OUT there for crying out loud and now I have a clean horse. So I tell myself I’ll do 20 -30 minutes, tops. Usually that morphs into 30 minutes in the ring and another 30-40 on a little trail loop. Other days I kill it and hit the trails for double that. I try to use the same philosophy with everything from grocery shopping to house cleaning. Start small, give credit for whatever amount gets done and usually it ends up being somewhere between a little and a whole lot more. When all else fails hang in there. Sometimes your boat just hits choppy water.

  2. Breathing in, I calm my body.
    Breathing out, I smile.
    Dwelling in the present moment,
    I know this is a wonderful moment.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

    This sounds simplistic and it is simple but very deep.

    When stressed, follow this. Think about it. It works if you let it.

    My life suits me better since I started remembering this.

  3. I know what I would say to each of you if we were sitting at a cozy restaurant sharing an order of fried ice cream. OTOH, so hard to apply those same words to one’s self.

    1. It’s hard, but we do need to try to be as kind to ourselves as we are to our friends.

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