Friday, August 3, 2012

Favorite Things Friday!

How is it Friday again already? This summer is flying by and moving so slowly at the same time. Is it Labor Day yet? PLEASE?

Anyway, before I get to my typical Favorite Things Friday / Hive Five for Friday post, I need to get something off my chest. I realized something yesterday. Something worth celebrating as more than just a favorite thing.

There's been kind of a big thing happening in my life lately that I haven't talked much about, other than a hint here or there. Honestly, there have been a lot of big things in my life lately - lots of life changing decisions being made - all of which have been teaching me little things. While talking to a friend of mine yesterday, I had an epiphany though.  

I realized (for sadly the first time that I can remember) that I deserve to have people in my life who make me happier.

What's that? That's an epiphany? Yep.

See, I'm a giver. I like to make other people happy, sometimes at my own expense. I also don't like to be a burden on anyone else so I'm quick to take care of myself, pamper myself a little, and don't expect others to go out of their way to make my life easier. I can do it on my own. I don't ask a lot of my friends and family (at least I don't think I do) and am perfectly happy on my own.

Take note. The realization had nothing to do with needing other people in my life in order to be happy. Not in the least. Read it again. The realization was that I deserve to have people in my life who are willing to make me happier.

It may not make sense to you all but it's blowing my mind.

Even better? My life is full of those people right now. Think I'll keep all of you around for a while!

So let's call that my very favorite thing that happened to me and proceed with the next four, shall we?


2. As I mentioned yesterday, I've been doing a lot of blog reading instead of blog writing. It's been so much fun to discover the rest of the blogging world, even if that means I have no time for any writing of my own.

3. The Olympics. Every event is a big deal to me. I watched hours of handball and water polo last weekend. Really? I didn't even know handball was a sport.

4. I'm making another road trip this weekend, this time to North Carolina to see my sister. Her white coat ceremony for vet school is this weekend and I couldn't be more proud! Plus, I'll get to see the rest of the wedding pictures and that makes the drive worth it no matter what else is going on! I suppose that means that this should be a favorite thing next Friday but bug off. It's my favorite things list.

5. Football season starts in less than a week. Can't freaking wait.

Happy Friday!

Update:  What?!  There's another Friday Favorites out there?!  Linking up with The Bargain Blonde too!



  1. I'm with you. So obsessed with the Olympics and I'm going to cry when it ends this year. Why can't they be every year and not every 4?

  2. one week til football? yayyy

    have a great Sunday! drop by and say hi!

  3. I am dying in suspense from your big life changing thing that you won't actually say! It sounds like its a wonderful thing though, so I am happy for you! :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...