I crawled out of bed, prepared my morning green tea, and stepped outside onto my back patio.
Typically, I have to grab my sunglasses before I step outside, but this morning I found comfort in the dark storms surrounding me.
This got me thinking about an innate HUMAN NEED that I was having fulfilled in this moment…
THE NEED FOR VARIETY
You see, when I was living in Chicago 9 months ago, I despised gray, stormy days.
Because every single day was the same. I wanted nothing more at that time than a crystal clear blue sky so I could run along the glistening lake right outside my apartment.
Today I woke up with the same desire. But this time it was for the opposite. I wanted to be surrounded by darkness because for the last 6 months, 95% of my days have been sunny days.
Does this mean I want to move back to cold, dark Chicago for the winter?
It means that no matter how much of one thing I get, I always seem to crave variety.
Can you relate to that?
On my morning run I started to think how my need for variety has impacted my life…
I’ve craved variety in my exercise routine, in my daily work routine, and even in my relationships.
I’ve experienced deep relationships with amazing women, but at a certain point, I seemed to get a wandering eye and started looking for that variety.
Am I proud of that?
Absolutely not…but it’s the TRUTH.
I think ignoring your need for variety is a mistake. Because it’s human nature.
So I’m curious, how do you embrace this need when it arises and find positive ways to fulfill it? Take a moment to comment below.
To Your Bad Ass Life,