Good morning and happy weekend! I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday so let’s catch up.
Thursday was my very dear friend, Shay’s, birthday. To celebrate, she invited a few of her close friends out to Piccolo Forno, an Italian BYOB restaurant that I’d never been.
Shay brought all of the wine and the party favors to her own party and we brought nothing. ….we are #failfriends. Regardless, it was so great catching up with everyone! Though we are all still in Pittsburgh, it’s rare that we’re able to coordinate schedules and hang out, so getting to see everyone was such a treat.
My friend Zoë and I split a tomato, basil and mozzarella pizza. It was delicious and fresh and I was satisfied with our selection. After dinner, we all decided to split the tiramisu because you can never go wrong with tiramisu.
Our little get together got me thinking: why is it that my friends and I only hang out once in a blue moon? Can we really not coordinate schedules? Is that our excuse? We take our close proximity to one another for granted because even though we all live so close, we still don’t make the effort to hang out very often. For me, I think the year 2014 means being a better friend and putting forth that extra effort. …When I say “extra effort” I literally mean a text message. That’s all it takes these days, folks, but instead I choose to be a hermit on a daily basis. I’m a routine person and as weird as it sounds social plans during the week throw me for a loop, which is silly. Clearly it’s the moments spent with friends that I adore. I love the blogging–I love everything about it–along with reality television (so entertaining), but neither bring me true laughter the way my friends do, and laughter is the key to happiness isn’t it? I think it might be.
I think the friend analogy can be applied to other things in life. You want something? Go get it. You don’t want to be bored every evening? Call a friend or family member and see what they’re doing. You want to start exercising but you don’t know where to begin? Seek out a fitness professional for advice and suggestions on how to get started. You hate your job? You should probably research other options and quit. You have the power to create change in your life, even if it’s scary sometimes. Not all change is scary and not all change is difficult, so what’s stopping you?
Ok clearly I could go on, but that’s all I’m going to say about–we’re getting a little too serious for a Saturday morning. What I will leave you with are my plans for the day: a massage appointment, going to the gym and date night with Miguel.
Enjoy your day and remember to keep your true friends close 🙂
….or what Dwight says.
Q: How often do you hang out with your friends? Are you the coordinator when it comes to making plans or do you wait until somebody approaches you?