Treasuring the Moments

I went to my parents’ house last weekend but since I’m not working and my mom had the week off I decided to drive up on Wednesday to enjoy some extra family time.  Part of me felt guilty for leaving town for so long because I’m still job hunting but once I was honest with myself about how much I was actually going to accomplish in the extra day and a half the guilt was gone.

The guilt was further eliminated when I spent Thursday with my grandpa and mom at the casino….I know, family gambling time 🙄 but it was so much fun.  We won, we lost, we ate dinner, we stayed later than planned but we had a blast.

I took notes about my weekend and on Thursday I wrote down:

-Treasuring the moment
-The simple times
-laughing
-no stress!
-having fun
-no phone!
-too much money 😦
-worth it for the joy

I didn’t have my phone out the whole time (I did check my e-mail a few times).  I wasn’t worrying about my future.  I was too busy watching my grandpa tapping the side of the machine asking for a big win, laughing with my mom about the crazy bonuses on the machines, and enjoying dinner by the river.

I was enjoying myself and know these are moments I’ll always treasure.

Part of my lifestyle change is abandoning my hermit-like solitary lifestyle and working on reestablishing connections plus strengthening current connections.  Perhaps I’m getting old and sentimental but when I look back at my life I don’t feel regret for things I didn’t buy but I do regret some of the moments I never experienced or the friends I neglected.  I find myself not longing for more stuff but instead looking to make memories, to find moments of pure happiness, and to enjoy the moments with the people I love.

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4 comments

  1. keen peach · April 30, 2015

    I love that you took note of the things you loved about your weekend. Ugh! I have got to stay off my phone!
    Oh, and I am a hermit too. Working on it. Great post!

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    • daisy9979 · April 30, 2015

      Thanks! When I’m home I blog about everything but when I’m without my computer I go old school with pen and paper 🙂
      I’m still pretty attached to my phone at home but when I’m with other people I’m getting better at leaving it alone, helps that my mom calls me out on it when I’m with her and playing on my phone too much, ha ha

      Like

  2. BabetaRuns · April 30, 2015

    I’m so with you on the “no phone” thing!

    I have now learned to keep the phone in the other room whilst I’m in bed 🙂

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    • daisy9979 · April 30, 2015

      That’s great! I hope I get to that point someday. I’m still pretty bad with my phone addiction but when I’m with my friends or family I try to keep the phone tucked away.

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