Something interesting happened this weekend: a bit of a reality check, actually. I’ve always been the type of person to continually seek out new experiences, try new things, eat new things, experience life and seek the unknown. But this weekend I realized that I’ve drifted completely off course into a mundane life.

Yesterday, when I got hungry I decided to order pizza again. My usual order from the usual place, I thought, as I picked up the phone. See, that right there should’ve already been an indication that things have become too mundane but it only hit me when the person on the other end of the line called me by name, as soon as they heard my voice: “David? One Large Veg?” – One large vegetarian (standard) has been my only order, from the same place, for such a long time, that even the delivery-order guys know what to expect when they hear my voice.  I said yes, accepted the order, and felt happy for a moment that someone knows my order without me having to ask for anything. Then I realized, no, this is not what I want. Has my life really become this mundane that the pizza place knows my default selection?

It is time to step out of this simple life of default pizza orders and mundane recurrences. It is time to take control of my life and experience all the beauty that life has to offer, even if it means taking one small step at a time such as changing my pizza order with a different and unique topping selection on every order. Something must be done and there is no better time than now to start taking small steps to opening myself up to the many new and different things that life has to offer. We are, after all, living in such a beautiful world with such abundance. There’s always something new to taste, see, and enjoy. Why have I been wasting my days with repeat default pizza orders? This ends now. Tomorrow is a new day, a new life begins.

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