What the Heck is Fun Anymore?
I’m still on a New York high over here and wishing that we could go back, have time to just play and have fun, and spend some extra time there. Jess and I had a blast exploring everything that NYC had to offer in our short time there with planning A Positively Baby Shower. One thing on Jess’ list was to take a picture with a pretzel ha. Funny enough it was one of our favorite moments/times that we had while we were there.
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While we took pictures in Central Park with people giggling at us, wondering what we were doing, and everything in between it really made me think. Who the heck cares what you are doing if you are having fun? Obviously if robbing a bank is fun to you then we should probably think again… but if you are laughing looking through pretzel holes in Central Park having the time of your life, who the heck cares!? I have found a new set of eyes when I am looking at my surroundings. I love to look for people that are genuinely having fun. When I sit and think about it, generally when I am having the most fun, it is when I could care-less what everyone else thinks or is doing…
I listened to Awesome with Alison Podcast and she said that if we make time to have fun, make it a priority, and go to things genuinely to have fun and fill our buckets that we will be so much more productive, creative, and everything in-between. Often times I always have something I can use as an excuse, “I have too many emails that need answered”, “I am behind on blog posts”, etc. But I know that when I make fun time a priority, know that I am going into something to genuinely have fun, my life is so much happier and filled.
Why is it that the thing that makes us happy is always placed on the back burner? How come (at least for me) it is always the first thing to go when my schedule gets busy? Shouldn’t it be the first thing to stay? I need to think about it that if I walk away from work or whatever I have, refuel myself, allow myself to let loose, etc. when I come back to what I was doing I am going to be filled with so much more creativity, passion, productiveness, etc. That right there, that is what I need.
I honestly can’t even tell you what I like to do for “fun” anymore… It isn’t photoshoots most of the time, those just stress me out…It isn’t answering emails…Or planning editorial calendars… WHY IS THAT WHAT I AM COMPLETELY FILLING MY DAYS WITH? I would love to know what you do for you to have fun? What refuels you, helps you be more creative, etc. I could use all the help I can get in making this change!
Katelyn Shaw says
Welcome to quarter life crisis. I’m currently going through it as well. As pre-adults (before 21) we rush to our life goals that generally include the spouse, the kids, the cars, the house, the lifestyle. At some point in our mid to late 20’s we realize we aren’t who we use to be and who we aren’t isn’t what we thought we would be. We’re having to find out who we are outside of a mom and wife. What do we like besides what has become our daily routine. It’s a journey for sure.
Dani Marie Krum says
It is so true. I have never looked at it that way! It is scary to know that I don’t know who I am anymore and I spend my days making sure that everyone else is pleased and happy… now just to find myself.