Sunday, March 3, 2013

I could use somebody, someone like you...

I am very blessed in my life. When I take the time to slow down and look around me, I find that I am overwhelmed by the collection of really wonderful, TRUE friends in my life. Most of them are spread far and wide around the country, but that doesn't lessen the impact they have on my life in an almost daily basis. Life has gotten so busy for me over the past year that sometimes I find myself feeling very disconnected from these people, the people who love me and know me better than anyone else. It can be very depressing to feel so isolated from those who make you feel like yourself, those who know you better than you know yourself. But I've found that when I slow down and take a few minutes to really try to connect with the people that matter, I can bounce back in a matter of minutes to feeling more like me :)

There's been a lot of stress in my life this semester at school, both personal and academic. It's easy to forget that I have a solid network of support, waiting for a call or text from me- waiting for me to let them in. On Friday I was feeling pretty low, feeling very isolated and sad. A quick trip to Starbucks with my friend Megan helped me turn that around. I sat in my car in the parking lot after talking with Megan and reached out to some of the people I've been missing a lot. I made plans to go to brunch next week with the people close enough to get together. I set up a LONG overdue phone date with KC for this week. And I finalized plans to see LC and Kate in Annapolis the next day- a quick trip for them to spend some extra time with some people very important to me. By just taking time to connect with these people turned my week around and I ended up having one of the BEST weekends I've had in a long time. Very stress free and focused on the people in my life who matter- my family, my boyfriend & his kids, and my closest/dearest friends.

Don't let your world get clouded over by people or things that don't matter. They block out the sunshine that's waiting for you :)

The happy look of love

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!!!

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