Each week, Brenda challenges us to “Ponder with a Purpose”. Well, Brenda, you know I do that probably too much. (Bill says I think way too much!)
This weeks challenge is: Routine

I am a creature of habit. Like a cat, I thrive on routine. I believe, “there is security in sameness”. This has long been a mantra of mine. Perhaps this is a result of moving too much as a child. I was never allowed to develop roots. I went to over nine schools. It was not for the military, however that may be what attracted me to R.O.T.C. in high school: routine.
I excelled in ROTC, becoming the second in command, the highest ranking female. There was security in the sameness. I belonged. I thrived within the secure structure of this routine of knowing what to do, when to do it, how to do it, what to expect, and who I could count on. I also was eager to impart the wisdom and security upon others. In being secure, I could offer it to others. Routine is security; there is security in routine…at least for me.

4 thoughts on “Routine

  1. I think we humans are creatures of habit, by and large. And we all have a degree of sameness, of routine, in our lives, regardless of what we do for a living, where we live, how we live.

    I find that I get bored with my day-to-day routine, but when it's broken I crave it again. So there's no pleasing me at all. 🙂


  2. Dear McGuffy Ann,
    True, there is great security in routine and when routine is missing from my life, I find myself at sixes and sevens, getting nothing done. And yet, I also crave change. Strange, but true.

    Thanks for this thought-provoking post.



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