Monday, April 27, 2009

Fifty People, One Question

Fifty People, One Question is something I discovered a while back on a friend's blog. I love peeking inside someone's life and wishes, even if just for a moment. The music, the style of the videos, I just love 'em. Check it out for yourself: Fifty People, One Question

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Don't Look Back In Anger

I don't consider myself a hot-headed person. I'm usually fairly laid back. Sometimes smaller, inconsequential things bother me(when people don't signal, when people say "same difference", the word 'panties') but I'm annoyed and over it in seconds, maybe minutes. So when something bothers me, I mean really gets under my skin, I find it hard to deal with.

I should also mention that I detest conflict. It makes me uncomfortable and I generally like to avoid it at all costs. I can't even handle watching 'American Idol' because of the criticism and judging, I have a physical reaction. So, when that's how I respond to conflict, but I'm really bothered by something, I feel stuck.

It's something I'm working on.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop

Let me preface this by telling you-I am a hopeful romantic. I've been like this for years. I recently found an old poem I wrote that is too embarrassing to share here, but I will say it inspired the title for this post.
A few days ago, I was having a conversation with my family about Valentine's Day. Me being a single person, they made the assumption that I would hate it. I think most people make that assumption. Being single = hating anything that brings attention to the happiness of people in love. I, in fact, love Valentine's Day and don't really understand why people would hate it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of turning the holiday into an obligation. You must: buy chocolate, flowers, lavish gifts, spend more money than you actually have, etc. But I don't think it has to be like that. One year I received a Valentine's card that was made from a single piece of white paper. He made it personal and it was great. I still have it, years later.

I see Valentine's Day as an opportunity to let people in your life know that you appreciate who they are to you. How many of us know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the important people in our lives know how much we love them. I've heard many people say, "I don't need one day out of the year to tell my significant other that I love them." That may be true, but do we take advantage of the other 364 days in the year? I doubt it.

We may not feel like we need Valentine's Day, but we've got it, so why not take advantage?