I was napping on the couch today until Nancy rudely awoke me to remind me to write my daily blog. Suddenly I thought about how expectations are not so cool. Sure, I can expect to be fed and go on my walks, but to write a daily blog, really?! At that moment, I realized that I had been duped into agreeing to write daily blogs, instead of whenever I so desire to write them. So, this lighthearted poodle decided to do some not so much lighthearted research.
I began with a few definitions of “expectations” taken from dictionary.com. The definitions seem to ease my anxiety about expectations. For example: “The act or state of looking forward or anticipating.” Readers of my blog, I hope you can simply look forward to my next blog. Surely, you don’t “expect” me to do anything except be a dog (unlike Nancy). Then, there is this definition, “an expectant mental attitude” which leaves me to believe that each reader has their own expectance of me. No matter what, I will never satisfy everyone’s expectations. Therefore, I will release myself from any expectations and write when I please.
As you can see, just thinking about all of this subject left me exhausted. Have a nice Wednesday.