Not my circus


Happy New Year! So, this is not an Inspirobot quote (don’t worry, more are coming). I downloaded WordSwag, which is an app that you use to make quote images on Instagram. I actually downloaded it for my little gamer side project, The Cartographer’s Guild, because we have an Instagram now and should really be doing something with it. This is my first image experiment.

So, “nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy” is a Polish saying that means “not my circus, not my monkey” which is basically saying that’s not my business, and so that’s not my problem. The saying became pretty popular recently, honestly not sure why, and it has a special place in my heart because I am half Polish. As in my mother is a first generation American. That’s not important right now.

What is important is that I have really come to embrace this saying as I’ve gotten older. And I don’t mean from a larger, social responsibility standpoint. I don’t think that just because my children are out of public school, we should stop funding public schools, or other nonsense along those lines. I understand that we are trying to have a society here, and that means promoting the greater good, which often means supporting things that don’t directly benefit me. And I am fine with that.

But on a personal level, I have been learning when to step away for my own health and well being. And so my goal for the new year is to realize when it’s not my circus, and to put the monkey down before it starts flinging poo.