I lost a lot of tech/appliances last year: Off the top of my head I know that I replaced my phone, computer, tea kettle and stove.
The appliances I replaced went from working fine to not working…literally overnight…
After I cooked that first meal on my new stove, I realized how bad my old stove was. I recognized that the burners on the old stove were either way to high or way to low. I realized the oven didn’t cook things evenly and probably wasn’t even close to the correct temperature.
As time went on, the stove slowly began to show its age. I just didn’t notice it. I didn’t notice it because things were “good enough”. It got the job done. I just didn’t notice its inefficiencies.
I began to think of that as a little metaphor on life. How things appear fine, because you’ve just gotten used to them, adapted to the quirks. But down inside, they’re ready to break.
I took my stove for granted. I just assumed that it would continue to scramble my eggs and roast my meats because it always had…I never stopped to think how much it had given me.
So today, I want to think about the things in your life: your body, your relationships, your job, your hobbies, your blog, and I want you to think about how they are running. Are they still at 100% factory brand new? Or are they about to break due to overuse or lack of proper maintenance?
Are there areas of your life that could use some tweaking?
Are there things that you’ve carried around for far too long?
Are there things that are broken but you refuse to acknowledge it?
Are there things in your life that you should start over?
Try to take care of the things in your life that are important before they break. Not everything can be bought online and delivered in two days prime.