Saturday, October 22, 2016

Losing Your Best Friend

I haven't actually physically lost a best friend, which probably would have felt better. It was worse: over a complete and total misunderstanding.

I won't go into detail. Obviously it's nun ya, but it's been one of the worst feelings in my life. Still to this day.

Who is the first person you think of to tell something? Anything? Maybe you got a new StitchFix outfit and you want to share, or complain about someone or something?

You think of your best friend.

The person who knows everything about you and your life. The person you've been friends with for over a decade or two.

And then, one day. Nothing. You don't have your best friend to lean on when something goes wrong. And you miss them every day.

They say time heals all wounds, though.

There comes a time where you just have to accept it. Forgive yourself or the other person and move on.

Meet new friends. Make new memories. Love what you've got right now.

Life is too short not to enjoy it.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks Review

I love Nicholas Spark. I have read every one of his books starting when I was in Jr. High. I'm not much of the reader, my sister is the English major. I actually don't read anything else at all except Mary Kay Andrews and the bible.

He usually always comes out with a book close to my birthday (the beginning of October). It was hard to read them when I was in nursing school because I was always studying, and now I'm just always busy. So since I'm super busy I bought the audio book.

Best decision of my life.

I got to listen to the book when I was getting ready in the morning, cleaning the house, driving in the car, and sometimes even at work (only on my lunch breaks, sort of).

The book was great. Different from what he normally does, but still a love story with a conflict and some drama. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it and wants too, but I highly recommend it.

I was iffy about Nicholas Sparks next book after he got divorced. I mean, who wants to divorce a romance novelist? Wouldn't you think he knows exactly how to treat women? But you never know about people these days, forreal. (I have no idea what happened so if anyone does please inform me, I've been very curious.)

Towards the end of this book I literally could not stop reading it, so you knew it was a good one. I bought my book off of Amazon and put it on my kindle app so I had access to it at all times. Go read it now!

If anyone has any other REALLY good books or Netflix series let me know!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Why Birthday's Should Be Special

Birthday's were huge growing up in my house. We always had decorations and cake for breakfast, and no matter what that was YOUR special day.

I've met a lot of people who say birthday's are just another day and they're no big deal, but seriously though it IS special.

YOU are special.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I have nobody. I don't have any friends and I'm not special to anyone but my husband.

For my birthday this year I wanted to have my family and work family over for a cookout. I LOVE having gatherings at my house and I love to host anything. Most importantly, I love the company.

I invited basically my whole family and work family. I didn't expect a whole bunch of people but we had plenty of food just in case. Literally TONS of people showed up. Some brought food and others brought gifts. At the age of 25, I thought birthday gifts were only bought by myself or my husband, but I was showered with gifts!

Everything written in the cards was so thoughtful and all the gifts were perfect: Hobby Lobby, Bath and Body Works, dog frame, bible study, food gift cards/date nights, huge water bottle, etc.

I sat down in tears.

All of these people came for ME. They brought gifts and gathered for food for ME. Like, what?! And I had DOUBLE the family come because when you get married you gain a whole family and it's such a blessing!

I never thought people cared about me like that. I knew people probably cared about me, but this was a huge eye opener to me. This is why birthday's are special, because YOU are special to everyone. People do love you and care about you and some even want to celebrate with you!

I am so thankful to have had all those people I love come spend their Sunday with me for my birthday. I am beyond blessed.