I’m not a complete stranger to traveling (Caribbean, Ireland, England – pretty “safe” choices) but I don’t value travel as much as many of my peers do. Whenever I’ve traveled, it’s never been some sort of life changing experience. I’m an introvert and a bit of a homebody, so traveling a lot isn’t a big priority to me.
For people old enough to look back on a successful relationship, one of the most wonderful things is to remember the beginning with all it’s uncertainty and magical moments built over time that propel you forward in the relationship.
A willingness to get rejected and look at your attempts as an experiment sets you apart from other guys. It’s what allows you to become the person you want to become. It makes seeking out women you are attracted to and approaching them a natural habit…
So there you have it! A strangely popular surgery in this day and age, and all under a local anaesthetic: which I’ll be honest is the most astounding of this whole fandango. The fact that a lady, of whatever age, so desperately wants others to believe her virginity is still intact that she would be willing to remain conscious while a surgeon sutures up in there amazes me. I shudder at the thought. But I shudder at the thought of pap smear tests too, so possibly this is just my issue!
I made the list to push myself out of my comfort zone, to experience and interact with the world in ways that would help me grow, help me become a better person so I could in turn do and become something better for the world. Wasting time wasn’t on that list, so as alluring as “social” networking is, I have to see both sides of the equation, and weigh out the pros and cons. Ask myself if spending as much time as I do online is in line with what I want my life to be. At the end of the day, it’s the things we did, the people we spent time with, the lives we touched and the memories we made that are going to be remembered. Not how many followers we had on Twitter, or how many blogs we commented on. I’m realising that in order to make room for the awesome, I have to cut out some of the crap. Allocating categories to productive internet time (AKA staying in touch with all of you lovely people) vs. wasted Internet time. So this means, as of now, I probably won’t be online as much as I may have been in the last little while. I probably also need to stop prioritizing laundry and a clean kitchen and just say to heck with it, sometimes there are more important things in life. Every 60 minutes spent reading status updates on a Sunday morning could be an hour running, learning dance moves, writing, or at a hot yoga class. (Sidenote: first one was full of accoustic live music, candles, and AWESOME.) Dr. Who‘s finished for another year, so there go TV Saturday nights. And I need to stop being so obsessive about getting enough sleep, and actually enjoy staying up with people I love spending time with, even at the risk of turning into a pumpkin.
I really enjoy all your posts, April. Your perspective and advice is always encouraging. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve answered a friend’s “You’re too picky” comment with, “No, I’m just being selective.” Thanks for offering the perfect response!
Great article. I've been the "fat girl" my whole life. Even though what you would consider "average", I've struggled with my body image. I'm sloooowly coming to terms with this is how I am and I better love it no matter what! Even with weight loss, I still find ways to pick at myself. I love the link to the style website – it was fun!!
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