Yesterday, as I was driving to see Dan, I had many thoughts going through my head. I took a moment to think about everything in my life and all of the changes that have occurred over the last year…
I’ve gained some amazing friends. From Girl’s Nights in to group activities out, we all just mesh so well and there’s no drama or arguing – just fun times and so many amazing memories being made. I love my girlfriends. We lift each other up, we never judge, we encourage each other and at the end of the day, I know these people will always be in my life.
I’ve lost some friends. I’ve certainly learned that with friendships, it’s not about quantity but more importantly, the quality of your friends. Choose wisely. True friends will stick around, love and support you no matter what.
I moved home. About a year and a half ago, I moved out of my parent’s house and into a house with my sister – it was an awesome experience – I loved the chance to be on my own. However, in the last few months of living there, I was never home. More importantly, I no longer felt safe there. I hated being home alone and as a means of saving
a shit ton of money, I moved back with my parents and guess what? I love it!
I met Dan. I think it’s obvious from my posts and actions just how I feel about this boy. From the first night we hung out, I was smitten. Since I met him, back in February, we’ve only spent 3 weekends apart. I love being with him and doing everything from taking small trips and bike rides to popping in the casino, going to Tigers games and Cedar Point. I’ve had an amazing 6 months and I can’t wait to see what the next six will bring. Ok, enough gooshyness.
I found a workout that I crave. For many years, Turbo used to be the workout I loved. I was obsessed with it, it helped me lose weight, it was fun and I told everyone about it. However, I get bored pretty easily and after 2 years of turbo, I needed something new…but what? Then, my friend, Kayla, told me about Renegade Fitness Bootcamp. After putting it off, I signed up for their 21 Day Challenge and of course, continued after the 21 days – I love it! I’m finally getting stronger and it feels damn good!
I continue to nourish relationships. When one part of your life seems to be shining, sometimes other parts get left behind. In the beginning of Dan and my relationship, nothing else mattered, I just wanted to be with him and wherever he was going I wanted to be. While that really hasn’t changed much, I also realize that I need to make time for everyone else, as well. Had my sister not brought this to my attention, we would’ve carried on this way and our relationship would’ve been tarnished. Thankfully, she came to me and told me that while it’s great I have Dan, I still needed to make her and my family a priority. I think I’m doing better…
As I drove and all these things were going through my head, I really and truly just kept thinking how blessed and grateful I am for the people in my life and how much I enjoy the life I lead.
It took a while to find this spot. My life was in limbo for a while and I didn’t know what I wanted. There was a time when I contemplated moving to Austin, TX with my brother. Would I really have went? Probably not. But did I want to stay in Toledo? I didn’t know. I was single and on the hunt for a new job, I could’ve potentially gone anywhere.
I’m thankful now that I stayed for so many reasons, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be staying forever…I think I’m ready for another chapter…the one with a happy ending.
It just goes to show that even if things aren’t perfect for you now, just wait, because soon, it’ll be your turn.