"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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Busy, tired.... and thoroughly happy

My life has been a whirlwind of activity lately, and I have to say… I’m loving it.

When I moved to this sleepy little town last year, I was convinced that there was NO ONE close to my age to hang out with. Ever. Anywhere. But I obviously wasn’t looking in the right places. Scratch that – I obviously wasn’t looking AT ALL. In any places.

Over the last two months I’ve met so many great people. I’ve gone from sitting at home by myself every single day after work, to almost never having a moment alone. I’m weeks behind on my TiVo – and I honestly couldn’t care less. Who needs to watch TV when there are other things to do? For example:

Last Wednesday night I went out with a few friends, stayed up way too late and had a fantastic time. Sometime in the wee morning hours, a long-time buddy from back home called and said he was going to come spend a few days on my couch. By the time I got off work Thursday and bought some groceries, Chris was well on his way to Andalusia. He, my roommate and I spent the remainder of the night with a group of people – playing cards, talking and just cutting up. Chris and roomie were both off all day Friday, so they were bums while I worked – then, as soon as I got off, we all piled in the car and bolted towards Montgomery for the Zac Brown Band concert with my buddy’s kids. After the concert, we dropped the kids off, then proceeded to enjoy the night. My head didn’t hit the pillow until nearly 5 a.m.

Of course, the older I get, the less I can sleep – so I was up at 8:15, ready to go. Got a shower, woke up the other bums at my house and we got the grill ready for a long day of football. Throughout the day, we bounced between my house and two others – constantly surrounded by people thoroughly enjoying themselves. Sunday was much of the same.

So far, this week’s been pretty low-key – just some down time with a couple of people each night. But tomorrow we’re leaving straight from work to head back to Montgomery for the Pat Green concert – which I’m pretty excited about. It’ll make for a long day Friday at work, I’m sure. But it’ll be worth it.

In the coming weeks, we have trips planned to Troy, Birmingham and Mobile. Not to mention my meetings in Destin next month and a trip to north Georgia for an apple festival with my family at some point in time.

I wonder sometimes how I made it so long without things to do here – how I let myself be so isolated and alone. At the time, I’m sure my reasoning made sense. At least to me. I didn’t want to rock the boat – I didn’t want to cause drama in my relationship. But now that the relationship thing is no longer an issue, I’m starting to loosen up and enjoy myself. And thank God for that.

So if you’re wondering why there have only been three blog posts ALL month… I guess I’m just too busy having fun to stop and write about it most days. Maybe one day I’ll get back on track – or maybe this blog thing has run its course for me… I haven’t really decided yet.

Either way, it has definitely helped me through some tough times over the past year – and for that I’m grateful. I had no idea how therapeutic it could be to spill my heart to a bunch of total strangers. You guys are awesome – and I’m sure I’ll be seeing you around this place sometime soon.


Dan Felstead said...

Heather...you know what? Don't worry about it! On my dashboard and everyone's dashboard...when there is a new post from you...it pops up and we will gladly visit. I am so glad that you have found your groove! Any time yo want to give an update...we will be here to listen...enjoy your newly discovered life!


~Thought's By Dena~ said...

its great that you have found things and people to keep you buys and make you feel like living life again!!! YAY YOU!!!!! Enjoy it..we will be here when you want to tell us about it!!!

Trudy said...

That is awesome Heather! I can totally hear your happiness in this post too. Keep having fun and living your life! We'll be happy to see you when you stop by to say hi. If not, we'll know you're out there living it up...so go!

H.K. said...

Wow, Heather! I am so happy that your social life has taken off! I relate to you so much on this post since I felt like we were in the same boat socially last year. I got my "socialization" from blogging which I'll always be grateful for, but now I've been keeping myself busy with some volunteer work and renewed old friendships.

Every week, I get together with someone either for coffee or lunch and that has helped me out alot!

I hope you don't stop blogging, even if you only write a few times a month. Your blog can focus on your new social life! Take care & sorry for the long comment!

Jenners said...

I'm so happy for you!! This is what you should be doing! Don't worry about your blog ... we're here if you need us and if you don't, we're happy for you to be out living your life!

: )

Kim said...

Yay for you!!!! I'm so glad to hear that you are busy being young and having fun! Blogging is fun until it's not anymore. But please keep in touch:)

septembermom said...

Hooray for Heather!! I'm happy that you are happy :) Keep smiling, my friend. You're having fun!!

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