This blog was originally going to be able me being a boring person. I started writing about my friends with their super busy schedules. Bleh. But! I have had enough sad thoughts the past week. I deleted those paragraphs & here I am now. It is time I start feeling proud of who I am despite the things that make me not-so-happy. I am proud of who I am because I am doing the best I can with what I have.
Since I was feeling a little lonely, I made a list of everything I have done the past year. I went to new places, tried new activities, and continued to stay positive. Looking through my calendar, I feel pretty selfish right now actually. I did much, much more than I thought I did. I am feeling very thankful for my family and friends that do care about me. Instead of being sad that no one asked me to hang out lately, I need to keep making my own plans for me. My boyfriend has been so supportive of me with everything I do. He is happy for me even with the things he doesn't want to do. I don't talk too much about him because I never know who is reading this blog. But you know what - I deserve to be happy just as much as anyone else & I AM Happy! If someone else doesn't like that, too bad. They need to move on and create their own happiness instead of being so focused on another person's life.
I visited Williamsburg, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Canadian side of the falls, NJ Renn Faire, Bushkill Falls, Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia Zoo x 2, Camden Aquarium, International TableTop Day, Zelda Symphony, Phillies Game, Flyers Game, & Eagles Game.
Besides going to special places, I also did a lot around town. The past few days, I thought I just sat at home and watched shows most nights, but I really did a lot more than I thought I did. About three years ago, I started using a weekly planner. Not only do I write down things that I have to do in the future, but I also write down everything I did that day. It is nice to sit down and look at everything I have done in 2013! I have more planned for the next few months, and I am so thankful for my family and friends who are attending some of the things with me. I also am OK with the fact that I have a lot of ME time. I have more things checked off as complete on my calendar instead of crossed off. Even though some people cancelled last minute with some plans, I made new plans instead. I feel like I need to keep completing the things I have planned by myself. If I cancel plans I made just for me because I am feeling lazy, it is almost just as bad as someone else cancelling on me! Life is what you make of it. Every thing matters and I can choose which part matters more to me. As long as I keep focusing on all of the great things I have done, I think I will stay happy. Even though I didn't save the planet, I am still a decent person!
-I grew peppers & tomatoes for the first time
-Hosted three theme parties
-Attended apprx three dozen game nights
-Paid off all debt (except student loans)
-Picked Strawberries & Cherries
-5K races x 4
-Completed a few SparkTeam challenges
-Walked around parks at least a dozen times
-Flew kites x 2
Thank you to everyone on Spark. Whenever I feel down, I always feel better when I come on here. Everyone is so helpful and supportive. I think I say that almost every blog - because it is TRUE. Every single "like" and comment really helps me continue my journey and helps me reach my goals. On that note, I am going to see if some of my friends want to get together next month instead of waiting around to see if I hear from them. If they are too busy or don't get back to me - oh well, I will do something by myself and try to be just as happy! Fall is coming - that means Apple picking!
Have a great rest of the week. Keep working towards your goals no matter how big or small they are!