I like to refer to myself, sometimes, as “Now Violet” and “Future Violet”. Now Violet is the person I am RIGHT NOW. Future Violet is who I will be tomorrow or maybe the next day or, maybe, next month. (There is some overlap, obviously, between Now Violet and Future Violet.)
It is not much of a secret that NV has been known to screw over FV (in the name of laziness, usually) and that FV is officially some sort of saint for not murdering NV.
Possibly because FV is also NV. And we cannot go back in time and murder ourselves.
Are you still following me, here? I’m not sure I am.
Since FV has gotten the short end of the proverbial stick many, many times, I’ve been trying really hard to make things a bit better for her. I’ve been trying to keep Now Violet in check. I’ve been trying to make it so, with more frequency, Future Violet can wake up and think, “Man, this is a GREAT day!” as opposed to, “Holy shit, why am I such an idiot?!”
So, Now Violet makes the bed every morning because she knows that Future Violet really likes to climb into a non-messy bed at night (Future Violet is very fussy about her sleeping arrangements, you see).
Now Violet has been making a conscious effort to keep the home office desk tidy so she doesn’t have to clean it, first, before doing her actual work.
Now Violet cleans the kitchen before she goes to work because it makes Future Violet happy to come home and NOT need to clean the kitchen at the end of a busy day at work.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
Future Violet has been really enjoying this.
It has also led to something really interest.. Now Violet has started looking for ways to make Future Violet happier. And I am pleased to note that there are all sorts of ways in which Now Violet can, and does, make Future Violet happier.
Seriously. How did it take me 37-ish years to figure this out?