All Or Nothing.

I've recently discovered that I'm an 'all or nothing' kind of person. I'm either completely one thing, or I'm completely something else. The 'somewhere in between' sentiments have disappeared, and now I seem to be much quicker at jumping to conclusions and deciding what I am. Let me give you some examples:

I'm really, really cold.
I'm so hot, that I'm sweating up a storm.

I can be optimistic and really look forward to things, even months or years away.
I can be disappointed easily, and start wallowing in the negatives all too easily.

I'm motivated, dedicated, know what I want and know what I have to do. And do it.
I'm not in the mood. And probably won't be tomorrow. Or this whole week. Sorry.

I'm happy and content.
I'm mopey and whingy. (You all knew that was coming, yes?)

I don't know which is worse; being 'all or nothing' or being 'somewhere in between'. Each has its downfall. The extremes are, well, extreme - and I never did cope well with being in the middle, seemingly goal-less and floating along without any certainty.

I guess we'll see what tomorrow brings.

Which category do you fall into today?

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Vanessa said...

Today I think I am all or nothing. Such duality with the all or nothing perspective! I've often wished I could be more "in-between"

La said...

I'm in the category of when I decided to move to Boston a month ago, I wanted it to happen a month minus a day ago, and every day that I come home and still see the "for sale" sign on my lawn is one day TOO MANY. Sigh.


Lia said...

I'm all or nothing, too. And that's okay, except when the depressed side sticks around too long.

katelin said...

Today I am bored and not doing a whole lot. But relatively happy, so that's good.

Marie said...

Today I'm wanting to stay in bed and sleep late and then enjoy nice weather. Oh wait, that's everyday.

Leslie said...

I'm pinging all over the place, baby!

Ree said...

Cold, optimistic, not in the mood, happy & content. Does that make sense at all? Obviously, I'm just weird. ;-)

Lara said...

today i'm all or nothing between "starving!" and "so full i'm ready to explode!"


cady said...

i am the same way. today i am totally a wallower. nothing can make me happy. ha.

Jenny*in*London said...

Me too. I'm a big pendulum swinging from one extreme to another. Elation that we're buying a house! Terror that we're buying a fixer upper! Joy that work is slow! Fear that I have nothing to do! Etc.

Kelley said...

one of each.

Kelly said...

Right now?

Wanting to steal Matt's soup and toast and devour it all
Going to the gym and sweating my guts out.

PS. Facebook, missy - picking me as most likely to be distracted by shiny things... am I that predictable?
(Oooh my diamond ring is glittering in the light... laterz!)

rye said...

I am the definition of "somewhere in between." It sucks. Can never make up my mind. Even when I do, I change it two days later! No one EVER takes me seriously because of this. Even I don't take me seriously half the time :)

I envy your all or nothing-ness!

Laurel said...

I'm in an all mood right now FINALLY after months and months of nothing!

Julie said...

This is so me also.
I feel like in the morning I am all happy and ready to go and accomplish a ton of tasks after work, and then I get home and all I want to do is nothing.

Working Girl Two said...

this has been story of my life lately. i'm so in a 'somewhere in between' mode. i hate the feeling.

elise said...

well, I bet you thought I'd be the FIRST to comment, but alas, I was out of town and didn't see this until today. However! I TOTALLY feel ya on the red hot or icy cold way of life. I don't know why I'm like that, but I am, majorly, and always have been.

All Or Nothing girls forever!

Allie said...

I'm all or nothing too. I try so hard not to be, but it's my natural inclination.

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