Happy Wednesday beautiful friends of mine I have been loving everyone’s WIAW posts today! Even though I have not joined in on the party yet, WIAW posts are always something I look forward to! You guys have got it goin’ on Maybe I will join in next Wednesday? Am I going to be a WIAW convert, too!?
Today, I thought I would start my own little party Just for this Wednesday, though. Basically, I just thought WIRW was a cool title and it worked with what I wanted to post
WIRW stands for What I Realized Wednesday The reason for this post has a lot to do with many things I realized about myself during the time my Daddy and Uncle were here
Previously, I have posted about getting stuck in a routine rut and how difficult it can be to bust out of it. I have also posted about how difficult it can be at times to realize that we may be following a set of “rules” that ED has created out for us without even realizing! Life gets tricky. Are we just living day by day the way we want to be living or are we stuck in a repetitive routine that we aren’t truly enjoying and abiding by rules that we shouldn’t be paying any attention too?
Well, I didn’t notice any ED rules throughout the time Daddy and Uncle were here which is great because I have no room for ED in my life. In fact, I think the visit with the boys allowed me to be even more confident in my recovered state. The reason I say this is because sometimes I get stressed when my routine isn’t followed to the “T”. As school is extremely hectic at the moment, I wasn’t sure if I would become overly stressed with school while the boys were here or not, but I didn’t have any problems what so ever. It was obviously to my advantage that my Dad and Uncle respected my space and were so easy going with whatever the day had in store for us, but the days spent with my Dad and Uncle were much different than how I spend my days when I am alone…
And that is why I am writing WIRW.
It’s kind of ridiculous to say, but throughout the time my Daddy and Uncle were here I realized that I have no social life. Like, at all.
I’m not saying I am a loner or anything; I have tons of friends. I could call up a friend right now and go out for coffee with them if I wanted to, but I just don’t?
I came to the conclusion that I have to stop telling myself that I am “too busy” to go out with my friends and simply enjoy life.
I love going out for coffee with my friends.
(My first Christmas Blend of the year. I enjoyed this alone.)
But, lately I have been going alone…
I also love going to the mall with my friends. I did this very frequently last year!
(One of my good friends and I enjoying a David’s Tea from the mall last year!)
But I have not went to the mall with a friend this year yet; I have only gone alone (or with my Daddy and Uncle, but that’s different.)
I go to the gym alone…
I go to the grocery store alone…
The only thing that I have done this year with friends was when I went to the theatre at the beginning of the school year to see Lion King in 3D!
I guess I became so content with being on my own that I forgot how important it is to enjoy doing things with others.
Things are changing now I’m a person who believes that change is good; especially when I realize it is necessary! I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Daddy and Uncle and noticed that I need to do this for myself. I need to stop telling myself that I have “too much” homework to do because it seems as though all of my other friends can find time to go out! Since I rather not go out to bars and drink, I often shelter myself on the weekends because it seems like that’s all anyone ever wants to do; however, I already made two plans for myself this weekend
Yes, I do have an abundance of homework to do, but an hour or two out with a few friends will not hurt me. It will only benefit me and give me a breather from my hectic school schedule
On Friday I will be going to hot yoga downtown (instead of my gym) with a friend because they are having a charity event! I am really excited as I have not hung out with this special friend of mine at all this year except for at school when we are both in the student council office.
I also made a sushi date with Chelsea Finally, a sushi date with some friends! I think a couple other close friends of ours are going to come, too
So there you have it! Not the usual “never left my apartment” kind of weekend this weekend!
I definitely do not want to offend anyone because I often enjoy days or weekends when I don’t do much other than just spend a whole bunch of “me” time, but currently, I am in need of “friend” time. Looking back on the past weekends, I have enjoyed an abundance of “me” time and it is only right to treat myself to some time with others
I am lucky to have such wonderful friends, so I should actually show my appreciation to them by hanging out with them outside of school
A friend and I were also going to go see Breaking Dawn on Thursday night, but the tickets are sold out. Seeing as how the movie will obviously be showing in theatres for an incredibly long time, I might just wait until my Mom comes to visit me and watch it with her (Did I forget to mention!? My Mom was able to get time off of work to come visit me! Exciting, I know!) Of course I might be a little grouchy not being able to see it on Thursday, but I rather see the love of my life (Robert Pattinson) with the actual love of my life (my Mommy)
I guess being less structured and more chill is another thing I can challenge for myself this month
I’m up for it Especially if it involves more outings with wonderful people!
That pretty much sums up my WIRW, but I suppose since it is WIAW, I will share a picture of my tasty breakfast this morning
Much like this recipe, but I did not freeze my yogurt
Instead, I had a cup of greek yogurt mixed with sugar free caramel syrup! It went lovely with the baked apple and oats
I made sure I gave it a hefty dash of cinnamon, too
Absolutely divine! Hopefully, my breakfast tomorrow works out as well as it did today…
I am attempting waffles again Wish me luck! I received a few tips and a recipe from Leanne and a recipe from Khushboo, but will be trying one that I developed tomorrow while keeping Leanne’s tips in mind!
Any tips for a newbie waffle maker?
Have you ever realized you don’t allow yourself enough “fun”?
What was the best thing you ate this WIAW?
Are you going to Breaking Dawn? Don’t make me too jealous!
Being given a ton of hugs from my friend today She just kept hugging me an massaging my back She is such a sweetheart. I adore anyone who gives me massages without having to ask
Have a lovely night! I am off to chat on the phone with Daddy! I miss him so much already!