Archive for March, 2011

Going Whole Hog

I am an all or nothing kind of person. I am either invested, or not invested. If I work on a project, volunteer, fall in love, create a concept, take part in a performance, or become someone’s friend – I’m all in. I put my whole heart into everything I do. I figure, things are only worth what you put into them. And if you aren’t 100% into something, then it’s not really worth doing.  This just in: apparently not all people think that way.

I suppose I have realized this tiny fact before today.  For some reason, it really hit me today. I wonder why I’m like that. And I wonder why other people are not.  And mainly, is it wrong for me to lose respect for someone who doesn’t hold my same philosophy on life?  Ok, I know there are some things that we HAVE to do. Sometimes we have jobs that do not feed our passion, but rather our wallets. In those cases, I understand why you may not be gung-ho. Apparently I am the exception to the rule because even when I am getting paid to do something that’s not necessarily my dream job, I am still pretty much whole hog. Perhaps that gets into something different about work ethic or ‘type A’ personalities or the desire for success. Ok, maybe it’s a symptom of a dysfunction. Who knows? But in the But in cases of elective endeavors, I prefer that you be all in or all out.  It doesn’t mean that you have to devote more time, money, or resources than someone else. It just means that your heart is in the right place and you are enjoying yourself.  

So you tell me. Why would you volunteer your time and not enjoy it? Why would you stay in a relationship if you weren’t sure there was a future? Why would you devote hours upon hours to a friendship if you secretly resented it?

Keeping the faith, Meghan

The Arts & The Pioneer Valley

The Arts & The Pioneer Valley. ♪♫ These are a few of my favorite things. ♫♪ Although the first day of spring brought us a devious dusting of snow, be assured that the season is just about here! There is no better time to live in the Pioneer Valley and be an arts lover. The summer theatrical seasons have been announced. The arts walks are in full swing. And outdoor concerts are just around the corner.

And if it happens to rain every other Thursday at 7:30PM and you are not in the mood to leave the house, then I guess you could just tune into WGBY‘s Connecting Point and watch my local arts segment.

Here’s to spring getting sprung! Meghan