Friday Thoughts

Friday, April 15, 2016

It's Friday, 10 p.m., and I am home alone in bed. To be honest, this is the first Friday I've spent by myself in quite a while. My boyfriend usually stays the night, but tonight it's just me. No obligations, no stress. I'm exhausted from a 12-hour work day, my brain is fried, and I'm running on five hours of sleep. But I'm relaxed. I was wrapped in blankets within fifteen minutes of getting home for the day. I started season 2 of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." I'm happy.

My mind's been wandering, thoughts coming in and out of my head about a lot of different things:

I was reading through some of my old tweets the other day, and it struck me how unhappy I used to be. Well, that might not be the right way to put it. I wasn't really an unhappy person, but I certainly wasn't as happy as I could be, truly. I didn't realize at the time that I was limiting myself. I was in the wrong place. Surrounding myself with the wrong people, caring about the wrong things. I'm grateful that I went a different direction and made it to where I am now.

Who you align yourself with says something about you. So do your "likes" on Twitter.

I love imperfections in people. A bad habit, amateur makeup, a flaw of sorts, a sign that they're human. I think people's imperfections are oftentimes the most endearing.

I see a lot of posts like Five tips to having a great blog! that tend to peeve me. There is not a set of rules to follow that will take you down a path to having a successful blog. There are popular blogs that establish an ~aesthetic~ with their pictures, and then there are popular blogs that don't. Some have a set niche, others are more general. Some post on a schedule, others are sporadic. They are all over the spectrum. Don't worry about what other people are doing with their blogs. Do you.

That idea applies to a lot of things. There's no one way to do anything.

Just as your character is defined by how you act when nobody is watching, your work ethic is defined by how much effort you put in when receiving no recognition.

Someone doing something nice for another person doesn't equate to doing something mean to you. A person liking someone else doesn't mean they dislike you. Thoughts like that spur unnecessary jealousy. Be kind, be supportive, and be reasonable.

Happy Friday.

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  1. Your setup looks super cozy. As much as I love going out, most of the time I prefer a quiet evening at home with my duvet and netflix. The "five tips to a great blog" posts irk me too. Partly because they're tips for how to gain a large readership, but that's not the only reason why people blog. I think that getting enjoyment out of it yourself is the most important thing! xx


    1. Yes! That's a great way to put it! I totally agree. Thank you for commenting! :)