the good news: i was able to complete my two weeks without whining out loud, or complaining about anything. in fact, my commitment had a loophole, which was i can whine to my journler, but i didn’t do that as well.
yes, there were times that traffic was horrible, and normally, i would just feel irritated or fidgety, but for the last 2 weeks i just thought that this could be a perfect time to relax and enjoy the trip. sorta time-out from the busy day. of course, the reason why i always rant about the traffic is because i never allocate time for it, so i did. and it felt good to be able to go through the day smiling and just letting go of very trivial things.
i read somewhere (or i think that it was a forwarded text message) that it is a fact that any emotional pain or struggle only lasts 12 seconds. the pure emotion would only last this long. anything more than that is just self-inflicted. and i kept that in mind for the last 2 weeks.
it was really a challenge, actually, and i would be a hypocrite if i would say there wasn’t a time that i wanted to just blast off, but, a commitment is a commitment, and i’m happy to say i was able to keep it, so yaye for me.
the bad news is: there was no meeting today. technically, i just commited 2 weeks, but i want to see how far i can go without whining about something.
ok, there’s a little part of me that says, come on, sooner or later you have to budge! if i do accept everything that comes my way and just say, well, that’s how the cookie crumbles… does that make me a pushover?
maybe i have to categorize what whining means then. according to Answers.com, whining means,
v., whined, whin·ing, whines.
To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
To complain or protest in a childish fashion.
To produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch: jet engines whining.
To utter with a whine.
The act of whining.
A whining sound.
A complaint uttered in a plaintive tone.
maybe i should’ve looked at the meaning first before actually making a commitment. i should’ve changed it to complain. so whining, i think, i can actually control.
maybe i’ll commit not to complain the next meeting.