“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself.” ~Ethel Barrymore
I’ll get back to that later. In the mean time, allow me to catch you up on my life. Not much is really going on, but to name a few things …
♥ My camera broke.. i’ll go back to that later too 🙂
♥ I’m going to Chicago then Madison this Friday & I cannot wait!
♥ I made a real effort to treat myself well & give my body what it needs
♥ I went hiking with a few of my friends at Cuyahoga Valley!
♥ My best friend/future roommate from college booked tickets to visit at the end of the month!
So things have been pretty relaxed. I have been working on accepting myself & my body and just trying to be truly happy in my shoes. Some days are better than others, but when it comes down to it, life is good! There will always be challenges, but I am in a good place right now.
I have a few pictures of food– but not a whole lot. 1) because of my broken camera & 2) because I go out to eat a lot & when i’m out I feel so weird taking pictures!
That’s a bowl of oat bran with sugar-free maple syrup, banana, peanut butterss (cinnamon raisin swirl & chocolate better n’ peanut butter), blueberries, & fage 0% (some more on the side.. I like to add it as I go :] )
& then the hike. It was so nice to do something active with my friends. It was something completely different from what we normally we do but we ended up having a lot of fun!! Cuyahoga Valley is a national park that is about 2 hours from Columbus so we took a little bit of a road trip. I’m not entirely sure how many miles we hiked, but the great thing about it was that it really didn’t matter. All that mattered was that I was with my friends, doing something fun. It was such a great way to exercise & enjoy nature. I don’t know if i’d consider myself an outdoorsy person, but i’m definitely learning to really appreciate nature & how beautiful it is.
a caveeeee!!!!^ & that is where the laughing at yourself comes in. I totally, completely fell on my butt in the creek while hiking & my camera went with me (sad). With my personality, I tend to sometimes take things pretty seriously. I’ll get frustrated & sometimes take it out on others, while other times i’ll bottle it up inside. Something I’ve learned throughout the years is that life is a whole lot better when you can truly laugh at yourself. After I fell, I seriously cracked up for a good minute. It made the whole situation hilarious and not even the least bit embarrassing.
Sometimes, even the most serious things can be made better by laughing. Life is strange… it is short, and it is fast. There is never an absolute answer to any questions- nothing is really planned (which can really irritate a Type-A like meee) . Thinking about this summer, I realize it has been a complete toss-up for me. I had no clue what to expect- no job lined up, no clue which friends I’d be spending time with, no boyfriend anymore, no clear idea of how I’d do with my recovery & no real plan. Turns out, life without a plan- is just the same life. I can be ok without a plan 🙂
Sometimes I feel like people just take themselves way too seriously. For example- you could beat yourself up because you missed a day at the gym & mope (I’ve done this), or you can laugh about it, realize it is just one day of your life, and move on. I’m going to make a sincere effort from here on out to choose to laugh because life is too short not to.
In the mean time, i’m attempting to raise some funds for a new camera- any interested donors? hehehe
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them.”- Sex & the CityQuestions–> How do you handle stressful situations? Are you good at laughing at yourself? until next time!!! hugs&kisses xoxoooxox