Can we be happier people?

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My most favorite thing in the world is family time. Whether it is spending time with my handsome little kitty Mittens and my very sweet boyfriend Alex, or going out to eat with my wonderful parents (we try to go once a week, but sometimes I’m able to talk them in to going basically every night lol. Who wants to cook anyways?) πŸ˜› But I would much rather be spending time with family as opposed to going out and partying.

I’ve gotten a lot of grief in the past about not wanting to go out and being a home body. People, grown adults included, have criticized my decisions of staying in. Most common phrases I’ve heard have been:

  • “You’re young, you should be living it up.”
  • “You can slow down when your 30.”
  • “You shouldn’t stay in so much. Go out, have a good time, it’s good for you.”

While yes, I can understand people’s concern that I’m not living my life to my full potential in my opinion I am. I would much rather work harder right now while I’m still young and enjoy my life in a few years. My motto has been to work myself out of debt (credit cards, all that stuff, ya know?) and then enjoy my thirties without working as hard. My body is strong and I’m pretty healthy, but who knows where my health will sit when I’m older! I want to know that I can do all the things I want and not have to worry about whether or not I have to work. I just want to be able to do.

Now I did have a party phase in myΒ  early twenties. I could drink with the best of them, don’t get me wrong. I haven’t always been a “stick in the mud” as some people say. While I did have fun, it grew old pretty quickly. My dreams are to travel. I want to see the world, not go club hopping on the weekends. In order for me to see the world, I need to have a good savings account built up and I can’t do that if I’m frequenting bars all the time.

I am in no way saying that if you like partying and stuff that you should stop. By all means do you. I’m saying for me, I don’t want it. I’m also not opposed to going out with my friends from time to time, I just don’t want it to be ALL THE TIME. Again, to each their own. I’m not condemning anyone at all, I’m just speaking my opinion on myself. DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE PLEASE!

Why do I bring this up?

The reason I’m spilling all my opinions about my life to you, is because I want to know your favorite thing in the world? Some of you may say that your favorite thing is going running because it reduces stress. Others may say its spending time with your kids. Everyone has a different background and a different story, and I fully understand that. I want you to take a minute and think to yourself, What is your favorite thing? Once you thought of something, leave a comment down below and lets have a discussion.

Let me tell you a story

When I was a kid, I always wanted to go to my grandma’s house. Every weekend, summer, holiday, it didn’t matter. My brother and I were always wanting to go stay the night with grandma. It probably bothered her how much we asked if we could stay the night lol. She never told us if it did though. When we stayed at her house, she used to make up cots on the floor in the living room. She lived in a one bedroom house and my uncle stayed with her to help take care of her and some of the bills. She slept on the couch (her choice) and my brother and I slept in the floor on our separate cots. My uncle worked graveyard shift, so for a while it would just be the three of us there.

My grandma would always stay up late watching either westerns on the television or Law and Order: SVU. I’m telling you, I had seen every L&O show know to man when I visited my grandma. And guess what?? I didn’t mind. Sometimes I would sit in my uncle’s recliner or I would crawl up in the chair with her and that was our time. My brother would be in there watching too and we had the best time.

Whenever we got sleepy, we would crawl on our beds grandma made (because honestly NOBODY made those cots as good as grandma) and we would fall asleep. The next day, we would wake up to our grandma fixing us oatmeal and toast (it makes my mouth water thinking about it it now) or sometimes chocolate gravy and biscuits and it was heaven on earth in my opinion.

Those were some of my favorite memories growing up. And like I said, we always wanted to go over there, so I have a ton of those memories. It’s the simplest thing in the world, but those have some of the strongest memories. That’s why having family time is so special to me. It creates lasting memories. Now that my grandma is gone (rest in love sweet angel) I cling to the memories I had of going to her house. <3

InΒ conclusion

Everyone has something that they love to do. We shouldn’t question each others motives for why they choose one thing over another. I mentioned in my first post that I believe firmly in the power of positivity. I think that if we spent more time building one another up, we could change things. As we go into our weeks, I challenge us to look on the positive in our lives. Tonight, I want you to think of three things that make you utterly happy and write them down. Let us set a reminder that we can change our mindset and become a happier self.

 

Much love πŸ™‚

Brittany

 

 

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