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Am I boring? Maybe, but I am proud of myself anyway.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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)
-Pet Fairs
-Picked Strawberries & Cherries
-Ice Skating
-Rock Climbing
-Horse Racing
-Frisbee Golf
-Cardio Kickboxing
-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!

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  • KONRAD695
    You may not realize this. Most people envy your different activities. emoticon We may all try and get there through various ways, but we would all like your variety. emoticon you are emoticon
    2782 days ago
    What a great way to turn around your thinking-we read about it in articles on how to change the negative to positives-it's great to see it in action-outstanding that you keep your planner up-to-date-if anything can change how you view things, it's seeing it in black and white-just the facts of what really happened-also love that you take the pro-active approach and make plans, invite others, rearrange plans if necessary, and keep the date with yourself even if no one else shows up. emoticon emoticon
    2795 days ago
    It sounds like you have been pretty busy to me.
    I am envious of all you have done. emoticon

    Keep up the great work and the great blogs!
    2796 days ago
    You did lots of thing. Way to go. I like Canadian side of Niagara fall better. emoticon
    2796 days ago
    Wow thanks for posting this blog I did the I'm boring post so glad you were able to find so many positives as I wasn't able emoticon
    2796 days ago
  • DALID414
    You should always be on your to do list
    2796 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    emoticon You may have saved the world but didn't realize it was you that did it.
    2796 days ago
    Thank you! I really needed to read this today as I too am feeling lonely & that my life is boring. You have made fantastic strides this past year! Never forget how awesome you are!
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    2796 days ago
    Great attitude! I feel like that sometimes. But, you know, in talking about it with friends, I realized that they felt that the same way. So here we are, all sitting around, thinking that everyone else is living life without us. You taking the initiative to organize things is great way to fix that. Also, looking over all that you've done is also great way to remind yourself that you are NOT a boring person!

    2796 days ago
    You've done quite a bit and visited some of my favorite places!

    It's good sometimes to take a really good look at all the good! Your life, to me, is definitely not boring.

    Many of us feel as if we're boring. at times. I'll take boring moments over negative drama any day.

    2796 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5233545
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    2796 days ago
    Right on sister. emoticon
    2796 days ago
  • JB7OUT
    Thank you for the great read.
    2796 days ago
    Great blog!
    2796 days ago
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