Handling Hiccups

Is it odd to pause and panic in the middle of living?

Attention to detail is my life’s slogan – always about aesthetics and ambiance. You can find me at Williams-Sonoma tirelessly inspecting soup bowls and glassware, searching for THE PERFECT item. Consider me a perky perfectionist.

It’s a blessing and a curse, believe me. 
While planning travel guides and prepping home-cooked meals sounds euphoric, a dash of crazy is expected.

Speaking on behalf of perfectionists, unforeseen flaws in our day-to-day living is a major cringe, no? Minimal hiccups (perhaps leaving keys inside the car) turn into full-on gnashing of teeth.  We’re heavily indulged in our own egotistical utopias, the humanity within us seems to be growing sick.

It’s relatively un-rational…
I catch myself coming to random halts throughout the day mimicking roman statues. Panic mode strikes and my world stops for a hot minute (or two.) Annoyingly enough, majority of my frantic fallouts occur in public, which I highly detest. Welcome to my normal.

Then and there I figure what’s lacking. Some examples include:

  • unmet dinner dates
  • overdue dental appointments
  • buying the wrong water filter
  • zipper malfunctions
  • forgetting cottage cheese from the grocery list 
It’s easy to play the petty victim, cause a frenzy, and deem ourselves idiots…
But life happens.

I’ve learn to embrace the ridiculously swift predicaments and simply figure out how to fix a situation from the get-go. No need for a theatrical reenactment of “woe is me!“.

Every situation won’t always be in our favor, that’s a fact. We learn to cope with uncertainties and move on. Stop knocking your head over the occasional oblivion. We’re creatures who seldom forget, given the strenuous pace of life in which we live in. Busy living has its consequences, so just be human.

all the brotherly love,


I'm Ian, the writer behind CharlesTucket (a mix between Charleston & Nantucket, two of my favorite places). My hope is to inspire every man to live a wholesome & whimsical life, one quirk at a time.


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


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