Hello everyone! I'm back again for another week. Trying to do my best in building up a larger reader base. It's not as easy as you think! It's pretty difficult for me to engage with people online, and I'm not exactly sure why. To stand out in a sea of interweb cacophony seems to be based upon some random formula of luck and outlandishness. Which I usually have neither! If anything, I love reading my own crap! Anywhooo, Today is the beginning of a new stage in my life...I got a roommate! I've been living in my own apartment for so long, it's been so fabulous, but now since I have no real job anymore (and the blog donations aren't exactly rolling in), I suppose getting a roommate to share the rent is the most practical thing to do (I know right...me? practical?? who have I become!) She moved all of her things in today, so now I gotta start rearranging some stuff in here to adjust to the changes. No more naked sprawl out sessions for me I suppose! I was a bit nervous of even the thought of having a roommate to tell you the truth. I'm not sure how many of you live alone, but you just get use to a certain...naked sprawlness! I have to now once again wrap my brain around the age old concept of that dreaded word. Sharing!
Now me growing up as a child, I had 2 younger sisters who were 1 and 2 years younger than me. If there was one thing our parents forced us to do, it was to share. Which was very mehhh. Nobody really likes to share! Especially if it's against your own darn free will. Had to share my toys, my clothes, my FOOD (which was probably the worst). But I suppose all the forced sharing made me learn how to deal with it in the real world. I'm not really sure what it's like for only children, but the stigma is that it's much harder for them to grasp the whole sharing thing later on in life.
As adults, nobody really forces us to share things anymore, we can do it if we want, or not do it at all. And most of us really don't wanna do it unless we have to! Even some of the simplest things in life are ruined by people who just don't get that sometimes we have to freakin just share! For example, sometimes when I ride the NYC subways, especially during rush hour, I turn into my alter ego Ann. Ann Noid is a girl who is simply overit.org due to the lack of simple common courtesies:
- When people put their bags down on a seat next to them when there are so many people standing up....this isn't your own private lounge girl, other people have sit too!
- When people lean against the pole so no one else can hold on... get your greasy spine off of the entire pole and share that thing!
Ann is really one of my personalities that I try to suppress to non existence. But basically people, it is good to share! And in some instances, even though no one is forcing us, we absolutely SHOULD share. Even living on this Earth, some people just don't get that we are all living on this thing together, so we should probably just get along... unless you wanna go find your own planet to inhabit. We were all put here together to build something beautiful. Don't look at material possesions as "mine". Because in reality, everything is borrowed. We were not born with anything but the skin on our back. We also don't take anything with us when we die ya know. It is a give and take reality. Share the resources with everyone! Not just the people who have enough money, not because of skin color, not because of gender... just freakin share. I always find it so crazy that there are people who starve to death because they have no food to eat, yet some people throw away enough food in a day to feed a family of 5.
I know that it sucks sometimes to think about sharing with others. And to tell you the truth, I really don't know why sometimes. Perhaps my roommate will make my apartment seem much more homey. Sure I have to move some stuff around and consolidate my things a bit, but I'm glad that I could help someone have a place to live and keep their belongings in this stressful New York housing market. I suppose it helps to put yourself in the other person's shoes. Trust me everybody, sharing will make you feel so good inside. Just fake it 'till you make it if you still don't really want to, it should come naturally soon!
p.s. The hardest things for people to share are probably money, and space....for me it's food!
p.p.s. this means I have to take my Christmas tree down now :(
p.p.p.s. Speaking of sharing, UberPool is so awesome! You pay less to share your ride with someone else. Last time I did, I met these super cool people, and I even gave them the link to my blog!