Can you be happy with excelling at being average

I heard this on Ferne Cottons podcast the happy place and it made me think. Can I, am I? Am I okay at things in my life what are my strengths? What do I love that I am okay at.

When it comes to art I know I am not the best. I know that if I sit down and draw, and draw my work improves. It’s a passion but I don’t give it enough time. I don’t draw enough I don’t paint enough. I didn’t get into Uni so I am feeling less than average at the moment.

But maybe being okay at being average will make me happy.

Maybe I am average and I am happy but am I excelling at it? Maybe my average is some else’s success. I need to put things into perspective.

I have never had big dreams of being famous ( no thank you) nor being a millionaire. I have had dreams and in them I was always successful but that never meant being at the very top maybe just a mid place. It just meant having a nice house and garden( which I have) lovely holidays ( which I have) a loving supporting partner ( which I have). A career that I love ( which I need). A successful blog ( which I am working on).

That doesn’t sound that average to me.

I am surrounded by successful women excelling at life and work. It’s lovely to see. I need my own income I do not like relying on my husband for money or for judging my spending. At the moment I am still using my savings but I don’t like that.

On paper my life looks pretty great to me, when I start my new career and top up my savings I will feel more validated. Proud of myself and content in my life. I am trying to appreciate and be more grateful everyday.

So maybe my life isn’t average.

But if it is I really want to excel at it and be happy with it.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

2 comments on “Can you be happy with excelling at being average

  1. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being average as long as you are happy with yourself. To excel in life is good, but at one point, you have to think, what you need and what is unnecessary for what you are rushing. It’s important to be content in life as there is no end to desires. When you are content, you are happy.

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    • I completely agree, aiming to feel content is definitely a goal that works side by side appreciation and gratitude.


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