Monday, March 14, 2016

The One

I've been searching for The One for years, and I've been disappointed again and again. I've tried to keep my hopes up that it would happen, but recently I decided to give up. I was never going to find The One and it was okay. There were other things in life that made me happy.

All of this changed for me over the past five days. I found The One! I was looking at Facebook last week when my eyes drifted off to a little photograph on the right hand side of the screen and it just happened. I fell in love. I knew immediately that this was it. After years of disappointment, it was happening to me. To ME! 

Obviously, I am not talking about a man. I am talking about a water bottle. 

Isn't it perfect? I ordered it immediately. It's everything I've ever wanted. I've tried several times to be a good person who "goes green" and carries a water bottle instead of buying plastic bottle after plastic bottle, but each time I was disappointed. This thing is PERFECT. I don't have to squeeze it so it'll never dribble all over me. There's no straw to get gross and weird looking from me chewing on it in meetings when I'm feeling anxious. I just open it and drink. Then I close it, and IT IS A VAULT. It will not spill in my bag like the horrible glass one I got at Whole Foods that leaked and ruined my cell phone. Speaking of glass, IT'S NOT GLASS, so it won't shatter if (when) I drop it. It's not dishwasher-safe so it won't make me feel bad for not having a dishwasher. You can't tell from the photo, but it has a little sparkle to it and that just thrills me. It's not a bright color so I won't get sick of it. It has a super subtle logo on it which is perfect because I can't stand logos.I keep gazing at it and turning it over in my hands looking for a flaw. None. Not one flaw. It's perfect. For me. It's The One.  

The silly little lesson for me here is that I don't have to change who I am and what I like in order to have a water bottle. Or really anything worth having. I don't like straws. I don't like logos. I don't like bright colors. I'm going to hurriedly throw this thing in my bag at the end of a 12-hour day and I'm going to need it to be on my team and not leak all over my phone. That's me, and I'd rather have no water bottle at all than the wrong water bottle.

Stay thirsty, my friends.  

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