So, alas, my lack of ability to get dressed in the morning is the inspiration for this post. And, indeed, today, I wore my underwear inside out. Have you ever put clothing on and felt like something was slightly off, slightly different, but you just could not figure out what that difference was? I got to work and was incredibly busy this morning. I wrote over 60 emails and had multiple drop in appointments (which tends to be the reality on most days). My outfit did not feel quite right, but when I looked in the mirror everything looked okay and I was so busy with issues of the day that I did not have time to attempt to figure out what felt slightly odd and why.
It was much later in the day when I realized that my underwear was on inside out. Yes, this was a slight problem, though not enough of a problem for me to put in the effort necessary to correct the situation. I left it on inside out all day (is that too much information?)
I wonder how often in life we settle for something slightly off because we do not have the time to figure out what is wrong, or we do not want to make the effort to correct what is known to be off. There are times when this is okay, and other times when it is important for us to take the time to figure out what is off. Today it was underwear, tomorrow it may be a presentation.
Today, 177 days ’til 40, I will remind myself to slow down and be in tune with myself and the world around me. As I slow down I can discover things that are not quite right and work to correct them in my life, be it my attitude or my underwear.