Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Quotable

This weekend Ash and I broke away from our regularly scheduled programming (read: same old COMFORTABLE routine) and went to a birthday party and then to a rooftop lounge. We got home mid-sunrise. It was a great night but it had the opportunity not to be that way. I wasn't really in the mood to go out and didn't know what I was getting into. The party was for one of the cast members of a movie Ash recently finished. I couldn't find anything to wear. Once I settled on an outfit, I didn't know if I'd be under dressed. I wouldn't know anyone there except some of the people from the crew. One isn't exactly on my list of favorite people. I was comfy lounging around after spending the day at a barbecue. You get it. I had all types of excuses for why I wouldn't have any fun.

Then, I realized I was being a miserable lump of crap and needed to make a choice to be happy and enjoy the night. Ash pushed me into that mindset by reminding me that some of our best times were on random nights where we didn't have a plan and didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. I could either choose to second guess the entire evening or let go of my need to control everything and just go with it. It turned out to be a pretty awesome night. The lesson was that happiness is a choice that requires effort sometimes. I pulled my mood out of the muck and ended up having fun. Lesson learned (or re-learned). Happy Monday!

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