on living the regular

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I think we can all agree that college is fan-freaking-tastic. It just is. So many friends and so much fun that happens between the "studying" and that whole going to class thing..

And since I graduated, I haven't exactly dived into the post-college reality check working world. Instead, I fled the country. For a long time. It was exactly what I wanted to do, what I knew I was called to do during that time of my life. But it's come to an end.

So in between coming home from that and finding a j-o-b it's, well, a bit of a let-down. If I could sell my free time to you busy people I totally would. And I realized I have a bit of a wanderlust bug that I can't get rid of -- which contributes to the fact that part of every day of mine involves looking up how much plane tickets are to somewhere else.

But just yesterday I talked to a very wise man about this "living the regular" thing. And how it can be a bit of a let down after the constant excitement and novelty of college life. Good things still happen, there's just a bit more space in between them. And that's okay.

I know we've all got this thing about living to the heights and making every day crazy and magical. But there's something really special about finding the good and the purposeful in the regular days.

Like today, when...

.When not everything is instagramed. When you're not wearing your fashion show shirt or your "what i wore" post outfit. When your hair is super average. And when your camera doesn't focus on the right thing when you're taking a bathroom pic with a painted flamingo in the background.

When the excitement for the day is the fact that "operation: salvage the favorite coca-cola shirt by getting rid of the unbelievably large stain" actually worked. And you can add successful bleacher to your resume.

When you eat the leftover pizza from last night for lunch. And you're super excited about it because it was darn good pizza and it means that you don't need to spend more money on food. 

When you're thankful that you get to spend time with your only brother who is moving away to college in just 2 short days. And helping him pack up all his crap in bins is fun and just another way to tell him that you love him very, very much. 

So happy regular day, people. Cheers to Tuesday and finding the brilliance in the ordinary. 

8 comments:

  1. Oh I so relate! Sometimes reading blogs can make you think people live/look like their blog posts all the time when really NO ONE does. Regular days are regular days. Cheers!

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  2. Brilliance in the ordinary.....Love it!

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    1. thanks! i think i heard that somewhere and it just kind of stuck. because it's SO practical and good to remind ourselves.

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  3. I couldn't agree with you more!!! And the fact is that the majority of our life is spent doing those normal, regular things. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder!!!

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  4. This is so true! After college you inevitably feel the "let down" of leaving that magical world...UNLESS you flee the country and thus put off the "let down", but eventually it does catch up with you. My cure for the "let down"? Do everything :) Not sure that that's the best cure, but I ended up taking a sewing class, a cake decorating class, going to a singles event with my friend where we were the only 2 people under 50, starting a cupcake business, becoming an extreme couponer and building a stockpile of 32 tubes of toothpaste etc etc. While I think that they idea that we always have to be "doing" something is an Americanism that is WAY overrated, it definitely helps to have a go to for those empty moments!

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  5. Love your perspective on this, totally going to make me look at my days differently. Yay for regular!

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  6. You are the cutest, I love this post <3

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  7. This is such a good post! I'm 28 and still feel like I'm in a post-college funk sometimes--just understanding that life is sometimes super normal!

    S
    the Reverie blog

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