Saturday, April 16, 2011


I have always loved the word - NECESSARY. Always. I like the look of it, the spelling and the way it feels in my mouth. (Yes, I often do think about words I love and those that I hate---yes, I know. No need to say it).
However, I do NOT like the meaning. I hate necessary things. I hate doing them, thinking about them, spending money on them. Way too much of life is doing the necessary. I want to do the completely UN-NECESSARY. I want to waste my time and money on the things that bring me joy - not the things that bring me organization, meals, things in my life that are clean, etc. I want to live in the spirit of a carefree life, but I will forever be a do the necessary first kind of girl. I have simply been made that way. Practical, pragmatic, common, BORING. And so very effing NECESSARY. I'm out.   :)


JY said...

Good post on the word that everyone loves and hates... !

Cheryl said...

I Jamie. I've been busy this week and haven't been around, but here I am, seeing what you've been up to. My word is 'responsibility'. It's the word I grew up with. I think it means, do the right thing.

I hope this is the start of 'your' kind of weekend. I hope it's the best.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A good N word , a love/hate word as you say.


Ruth said...

I am in total agreement with you.

the writing pad said...

You just be unnecessary, whenever the mood takes you :-) You deserve it!
Hope you're having a good weekend
All best

Josie said...

I hate the concept of this word too, it's confining. Necessary things steal too much of my time. I probably shouldn't admit it, but I'm getting better and better at ignoring or endlessly postponing what is necessary (like dishes, dusting and laundry) in favor of "funner" things like blogging and playing with the furkids! Life is short, dust keeps! :-))
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Karen Walker said...

Absolutely love this post and meeting you on the a-z challenge.

ain't for city gals said...

I'm doing everything I can get this word out of my vocabulary...I too want to play...find joy...step by step I am paring down...less upkeep...less money spent on upkeep...

Tara Tyler said...

you've got some great a-z posts!
happy n day =)

Anonymous said...

For all my life, I've put off enjoying the enjoyable because there were always NECESSARY things to do.