This week was so fun, it went by fast, and I got a lot accomplished. It took a little prodding from some friends, but I finally opened several stacks of boxes that have been sitting around for weeks. I found so many forgotten goodies that it felt like an early Christmas. I found the cutest white dress that will look great with my black over-the-knee boots and the adorable black flats I also found. I found a sexy pair of black heels that will pair so well with black leather pants. And I found a stack of sweaters that I have been wearing all weekend.
I caught up with some old friends and met some new friends along the way. I am fortunate enough to have several friends that have been with me through the good and bad times in life. As I have gotten older plenty of new people, have entered my life through work, the gym, events, and social media. But, schedules are tight, priorities shift, and calls never get returned. Rebecca G. Adams, a professor of sociology and gerontology, wrote, “crucial to making close friends: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other.” It takes courage and effort to make new friends when you’re an adult. Step out of your comfort zone and take the first step, have fun, it will be worth it.
Speaking of stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new “friends.” Dating apps are one way to go but so is meeting potential suitors in real life. Don’t be afraid to swipe right or look right, Mr. Right can be anywhere. All of this potential leaves me questioning whether I use facts and data to make romantic decisions or follow my heart? I am investigating this now, stay tuned…
My best friend met up with me at the mall, and we had an impromptu styling session. This styling session was a fun girl’s day and a great reminder that being silly is a great stress reliever. I was looking for Levi’s 721’s (these are my favorite jeans), but they did not have them in this store. I tried the Levi’s 711. These may be my new favorite jeans. The 711 jeans have more stretch than the 721’s, they are not as high waisted, and they cost half the price. I also found an oversized sweater that I wore off the shoulder to reveal my favorite Free People bralette. Next, we hit the shoe department. I found a pair of heels I loved so much that I bought them in two colors, she bought the same pair. They. Are. That. Good. In the corner of the shoe department, I spied a pair of leopard heels in a print that I already had. The difference, half an inch. The heel on this pair is just a little lower, and it is divine. I scooped up this pair of shoes as well.
Another thing that happened this week was rude people. I get it, I have been there. People being rude is unnecessary, but it is something we have to deal with far too often. We cannot control other people’s behavior, but we can control our reaction. I view most rudeness as another person’s unhappiness with something that is going on in their life. I empathize as a response. Kindness is free, so I try to give it out on as many opportunities as possible. Life is short and the people we always expect to see tomorrow may not be here, remember to treat people with kindness. The best hearts and the kindest people are often overlooked and taken for granted. Keep in mind that there is a difference in harassment/bullying and rudeness. Do not let someone harass you. Always stand up for yourself in a mature and respectful way.
How was your week? Did you accomplish anything that you have been avoiding? Did you accomplish anything that made you feel a little better? Were you kind for no reason? Tell me about your week in the comments.