Let those who have passed remind us that one life can make a difference. Our choices matter. So pursue your dreams. Follow your heart. Do what you are here to do before it’s too late.
And with that in mind, a decision is born. Just like the Blue Foundation song that haunts me to this day says, “Just in time, in the just right place… suddenly I will play my ace.”
Sometimes, it’s tempting to settle.. whether it’s with a job or a relationship or even something simple like a specific product. Other times, when you hold out and refuse to accept anything other than what you want or need, you get exactly what you’ve been searching for. And it happens when you least expect it… when you decide to check one more time just in case.
I discovered an amazing dress that was so perfect for me. I first found it on a sale rack a month ago, but it was a size too small. As much as I was tempted to buy it anyways, I decided it was better to not. A week later I saw someone wearing my dress on TV and I was SO SAD!!! So I searched and searched online, but I could only find the dress in my size in the wrong color. I emailed the link to myself anyways but ultimately decided it wasn’t what I wanted.
Cut to today. I’m at the mall, and I see a dress in the EXACT same flattering cut but a different pattern. I immediately try it on and I FALL IN LOVE. But it was full retail price and given some upcoming expenses, I decided to be responsible and not spend that much money. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it today, so tonight I did some online research one last time because why not… and I found the link I had emailed to myself. I checked it out again, and couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized the dress was also offered in the color I wanted!!!! And it was almost 50% off!!!!!!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
I bought it right then and there, and I’m so exuberant right now. I’m happy not just because of my simple purchase, but because the whole experience reminded me to never settle. In the midst of some scary upcoming risks, it’s comforting to think that maybe I’ll get exactly what I want if I don’t accept anything less than what I need.
Wine Wednesdays = Primitivo, ricotta stuffed chicken, and mushrooms in a white wine and garlic sauce. 100% sold.
"I drove by all the places we used to hang out getting wasted
I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted
And even though your friends tell me you’re doing fine
If what we had was real, how could you be fine?
‘Cause I’m not fine at all
I wish that I could wake up with amnesia
And forget about the stupid little things
Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you
And the memories I never can escape”
"Amnesia" by 5 Seconds of Summer
(I’m embarrassed that I love this band but whatever they are awesome…. they remind me of the music I grew up with like Blink 182, Sum 41.. etc.)
Wine and cheese night tonight! Much needed.
I’ve been patiently awaiting some news, and it appears I’ll be waiting a bit longer. Anticipation is far more intense than news itself.
…is that you get bored extremely easily.
The second half of this year is going to be VERY interesting. I’ve said this before, and I’m still not sure why exactly. It’s merely an instinct I have.