"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday ramblings...

Another weekend - woo hoo!

I honestly have zero plans for tonight, which scares me a little. I've gotten so used to staying busy. The idea of sitting at home is a little overwhelming. It's still early evening, though, so maybe something will come up. Don't get me wrong...I'm not afraid to be home alone with my thoughts. I've just become so used to being constantly entertained. Constantly surrounded by friends. Maybe I've become a little dependent.

Tomorrow morning should be fun, though. I'm going to go over to a friend's house to swim and layout. Good Lord knows I need some sun. I'm beginning to get transparent. After that I have plans... I just don't know what they are yet. Apparently there are few options on the table.

Anyway - no matter what I wind up doing this weekend, one thing is for certain: It'll be here in my sleepy little town. And you know what? I'm finally okay with that. Just a few months ago (maybe even last month) I had my bags packed and ready to go when I got off work every Friday. I found every excuse I could to leave. Birmingham, Destin, Mississippi, Mobile - not to mention Montana and Wyoming. I just had to get out of here. Not anymore. I have realized that I actually really, really like it here. Which is definitely good for my gas tank (and my wallet).

9 comments:

scarlethue said...

I'm glad you're starting to enjoy your town. I have no plans for tonight either, may go rent a movie. Surely there's something good out? Have a great weekend!

septembermom said...

I'm happy that you're going to have fun in your town! I'm sure your plans will turn out to be fun:)

Savannah Reed said...

That's good that you are finally enjoying being in a small town. Believe me Mobile on the weekend's, Airport Blvd is not fun to drive. Staying at home and relaxing is the best thing to do.

Missy said...

Zero plans can be a blessing! Cherish your quiet time!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

sometimes when we have nothing going on..can end up being some of the best times ever!!!! What ever you ended up doing over the week-end just hope you did it with a smile on your face!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Heather! I like that attitude!

AJ

Lacey said...

I'm really glad you're getting more acquainted with your peaceful little town. Traveling is fun, but you were wearing me out! ;-)

Kim said...

I remember feeling like it was doomsday when I had no plans for a weekend evening. It's okay though. Now that I'm almost 40 I am so grateful for the experience of having been on my own -truly on my own and sometimes very lonely and often without plans. These are the true character builders and it is this kind of experience that will come in handy when my child goes through it. I will be able to tell him that it's okay to be lonely or alone. xo

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