Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When the going gets rough and I feel like I may fall, I'll look on the brightside

I couldn't decide if blogging should be part of my "social media fast". In the end, I decided it was okay, as long as I don't pimp out my page for all of you to read...it's more for me. Plus, I won't be posting every day.

It's day two of my fast and I've only logged onto facebook once (to post a link and to remind people that this is their last chance to send me pictures for Laurence's video) and twitter twice (to get Melinda's DM and to post a link for Sam). I'm pretty proud of myself, the toughest part is at night before I go to sleep. I'm going to start completely shutting my computer down and putting it away and downstairs so that I can spend the last 1/2 hour or so before I fall asleep writing or just sitting in silence. We don't do enough of that, you know? Just take time to appreciate the day.

My dear friend April sent me a gratitude journal, which I have been using along with my regular journal. (I'm almost out of pages! I would have ran out long ago, but I got lazy with writing in December). It will be exciting to put that journal away in my memory box and to start a fresh one. Anyways, my gratitude journal from April has been helping me take a new perspective on life's gifts. Last night, I wrote about one of the happiest times of my life.

"Summer concerts with Sam never fail to make me smile, especially the Season 7 American Idol Concerts. I know most people don't get it, and probably never will. For us, it was more then just going to see the Idols. It was an escape. The summer months leading up to those concerts were really bad for both of us. I had gone through a bad spell with my emotions, and Sam was in a weird state of mind having just graduated. Also, she lost one of her best friends, and someone who I had come to love as well- Amanda. Those concerts took away everything that had hurt both of us. Just being there, completely emerged in the music, made everything go away. We had so much fun just being goofs and screaming our lungs out. We made new friends, we grew closer, and we formed a bond with people who we loved and admired on the show. I know that I will always look back on those days and laugh, and I am so forever grateful for the good times they brought".

The new Lady Antebellum came out yesterday, it's amazing. I'm not sure if I like it as much as their first one (their first one is perfection), but that could be because I haven't had the chance to REALLY listen to it. There are a lot of ballads, but they are beautiful.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday.

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Sammie said... Add Reply

Your blogs always make me cry. I miss that summer more then anything in the world. and I love Lady A's record!!!!