Sunshine is (finally) coming to my city this weekend for a visit. There are a few reasons why she doesn’t visit here more often, primarily financial and work-related…but I’m always excited to have her spend time with me in the city that I live in and have grown to call home over the past ten years.
My city is only around 100,000 people, so it’s small enough that it has a small-town feel yet large enough to provide you with anything you’d like to do as any major city would (without the high crime rates!).
We’ve got a lot of things scheduled for the weekend, but nothing huge. We’re hitting the farmer’s markets tomorrow morning, going on a “double date” with a co-worker of mine tomorrow night, and then visiting my family again on Sunday.
It’s the third weekend of a five-weekend stretch where we’re fortunate enough to be able to see each other without a break. It’s gonna be pretty tough to get back to an “every other weekend” schedule once this is done because I gotta be honest…I could really get used to this.
So if you’re in a relationship and you live in the same city as them, do me a favor this weekend and tell your partner how much you really appreciate them. Let them know that you don’t take what the two of your share for granted. And then be thankful that you don’t have to drive three hours to see the person you love.
And if you’re not in a relationship, please don’t get too discouraged. It’s out there…it CAN happen…you just need patience. I have found that the relationships I went through in my 20’s and early 30’s have not only helped me grow as a person, but have definitely prepared me for the relationship I’m in now. As you mature, you not only recognize what you’re looking for but are able to better work through any obstacles that may be placed in your way because you’ve been there, you’ve done that, and you know how to make it work.
So to kick off the weekend, I’m posting the newest video by one of my all-time favorite pop bands, Roxette (yes…they’re back!). It’s cheesy, it’s catchy, and it’s a bit “rock-y”…just the way I remember them.
I’m posting the video because at the end of the day, much like the song says, I didn’t mean to fall in love…but sometimes you just don’t decide for yourself. Sometime the Universe decides for you…and THAT is when you know it’s right.