Hiding…

 

This is what I am doing this week! Downloading new software into my brain! Hiding behind some kind of book! Right now it’s Shadowlands… OMG can’t put this book down. 

So reading and writing and working out! Yup! That’s it!  

We Just Clicked…

 

There are few people we meet that fit this quote. I have had the privilege to find a few of them. My husband being one… we met, we clicked, we are best friends. I have a couple of friends that crossed my path where we just clicked, maybe not right away but after talking we did. 

Recently my husband and I met our new neighbors. They are wonderful fun people! We met and just clicked, instantly. With similar personalities & pasts, it’s nice to have someone to talk and connect to without judgement. To be open and talk freely sometimes truly is a weight off the shoulders.
We had them over for dinner last night & had a blast! We talked about all sorts of things no matter what the subject is. We bonded over pizza and Cards Agasint Humanity. What better way to get to know each other than a good old card game that pushes the limits. We are looking forward to many more fun evenings with our new friends that live upstairs. 

Need or Want?

 
This is something that I constantly struggle with. What is the difference between want and need? Where is that line drawn and who decided it needed to be drawn there? 

Obviously we need to breathe, eat, and drink… But those are the basics to live. There are several things we come across that we think about so much it turns to a need clouding the reality of it being a want. How do you separate these terms. What I have started to do is talk to my husband about the item. Eventually we come to the conclusion that it’s not a necessity. If my husband can’t be reached then I pick up the item walk around the store with it and decide whether I can honestly live without it or not. Majority of the time I end up putting the item back. 

We take so many things for granted. We miss use words and change their meanings to make it seem more dramatic. We make it seem like we need all these materials that really we could live without and save money. Imagine how much you could honestly save if you took the time to draw the line between the wants and the needs.

Know when the time is right to go after something you want. If you want a better, richer, fuller life, whatever that means to you, then work hard for it. There is no such thing as get rich quick. We want a better lifestyle for ourselves and we are working hard for that life. This is a want you can go after, the rest… can come later.

Can you draw the line between a need and a want? 

She has always been there…

 

Today is “sister” day! Although I have to be honest… I LOVE my sister but there are days where I just want to… throw a chair at her! I do love her though! She has been my best friend since she came home from the hospital. She copied me when I was younger, attempted to do her own thing in the middle, and now she is her own person, but we are super close! 

Last year my parents divorce became final… It was hard for me because I was raised a very specific way and this went against all of it. My sister and I agreed to disagree about the divorce and just support each other. This actually brought us closer together. 

She truly has been my best consistent friend my entire life. We have always had each other. She has been there through every hard thing I have had to go through. She couldn’t solve it, but she was definitely there for me when I needed her. 

She just had her first baby! I love my niece, she is adorable, and I try to help her as much as I can when I can. I wouldn’t trade her if my life depended on it. I am thankful I have a sister like that regardless of whether or not she agrees with all my life choices.