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What if all I want is a mediocre life?

I posted a link to this blog post by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui some time ago on Facebook but want to link to it here because I think it expresses well how I often feel myself about the idea of ‘getting ahead’ or ‘success’. Read the whole post, it’s worth it.

What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?

What if all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?

What if all the striving for excellence leaves me sad, worn out, depleted? Drained of joy. Am I simply not enough?


  1. Hear, hear! I couldn’t agree more (just read the whole article)! If that’s mediocrity, I’m all in.


    • Yep, I sometimes get sucked into wanting the world’s portrayal of ‘success’ but deep down don’t want it if it will cost me family or faith.


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