I’m back! I’m not quite sure where I’m back from, but I’m back. In all honesty, I’ve just not written in my blog since Thailand and I’ve been bored lately so I thought it was about time I started doing something I love again. Hence today’s topic – boredom!
Do you ever get bored? I do. Someone recently said to me that ‘only boring people get bored’. Naturally, I felt quite offended. Surely, I’m the epitome of joy and laughter every time I’m in their presence? Obviously not.
However, it gave me some food for thought… What leads people (me) to get bored? Are people (me) expecting too much from life and others around them (me)? It’s a tough one. I really don’t have the answers. But, surely I’m not bored because I’m boring? I’m not too worried about that idea anyway. I have too many friends and a fiance to know that’s not the case!
My problem lies here – I just like to get the most out of life. You’re thinking ‘don’t we all Miss High Horse’. But I’m not a ‘sit around and do nothing all day’ kinda person. Not. At.All. Whereas some people are and I can’t understand it for the life of me. I just can’t do it!
Unfortunately, I’m not the type of person who enjoys their own company too much either. I can just about cope with Me, Myself and I for a few hours and then I get bored and I pine for the presence and conversation of other people. Especially people who engage my mind; make me laugh; teach me about life; bring something new to the ever-expanding table. So maybe I am boring? If I can’t even entertain myself (no dirty thinkers) then it’s not looking good for the ‘only boring people get bored’ idea.
When I approached this topic with someone else they tried to make me feel better by explaining that ‘if you’re bored it just means that you have no worries or stress to think about’. Of course, I revelled in this idea. Luckily, I don’t have any real worries or stress at this moment in my life. Even if I did, I don’t really stress out about things that are important. Me, Myself and I would rather stress out about things that turn out to be insignificant when it comes down to it – exactly why I’m not that fond of my own company sometimes. My mind seems to go in overdrive and forgets all the rules of rational thinking. In the end, their explanation didn’t really help me either. I don’t have any worries or stress – great! What should I do next time I get bored then? Create some unnecessary worries or stress for myself? No thank you.
Honestly, I don’t expect to be swept off my feet every weekend to seek out the next-best adventure; or taken out to swanky restaurants drinking cocktails by the gin-glass whilst looking out at TripAdvisor’s top rated view in the town. It does sound lovely – but I’m aware that this isn’t reality. Unless you’re one of these modern-day celebrities who lives the life of luxury and extravagance; as frequently featured on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and just about any other social media platform that you can observe their ‘private’ lives on. For the normal working person, like me, this lifestyle of frequent holidays, dining out every day, socialising at any and every event going, isn’t reality.
In actual fact, reality is doing the housework, feeding the cat, doing the food shopping, going out for the occasional meal, working overtime to save for the next holiday, cooking tea, spending quality time with family and friends and so-on and so-forth. That’s the way life is. Run-of-the-mill. In between it all, I get bored. I want to experience life, I want to learn new things and meet new people and have new conversations and go out for walks and see sights I’ve never seen before, and even see sights that I have seen before… but still it gets me out of the house, making the most of this beautiful life I’ve got, even if it is only to go walking in the Peak District! It gets Me away from Myself and I.
In the end, I’m the only person who can cure my fits of boredom. If (not that I expect anyone to read this and think it’s worth replying to) anyone reading this thinks anything different, or even the same, then enlighten me. It’s something I love about people – they always have their opinions – so please share them.
Bye for now…
P.s I’ll be changing the look and name of my blog at some point but not sure what to yet. Suggestions are welcomed.