Whateva, I Do What I Want

February 7, 2012 at 7:34 am | Posted in Friends Then and Now | 1 Comment
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We live in a world of doers, downers, don’t carers, and homebodies.  For some, the glass is half empty, and others half full.  We all have our limits, and they vary widely.  We don’t all find the same activities enjoyable, the same jokes funny.  We are different, and being different doesn’t mean we can’t be friends.

My friends have always meant a lot to me, but I’ve never hung out solely with one clique.  Instead, I have always been attracted to many different kinds of people.  I can blend well with lots of people, but sometimes my friends don’t blend with each other.  I used to care, but I’m starting not to.  Because at the end of the day, they are still my friends, even if they don’t like each other.  So when I plan events, like birthdays, I decide what I want to do and invite everyone knowing full well who definitely won’t come.  I still try to make it convenient for the masses but I’m increasingly stepping away from that frame of mind.  Because if people want to come out, they will do it, and for those who don’t, they won’t, even if you bring the party to them.

There are the coffee friends, the occasional phone call friends, the Sunday brunch if you are lucky friends.  And then there are the grab a beer friends, the hardcore party friends, the happy hour friends, the hungover Sunday breakfast friends.

For me, there is a time and a place for all of these activities.  In general, I’m not much of a homebody.  I’d characterize myself as a doer.  I don’t like sitting still.  I like to be with people more than I like being alone, though I do enjoy some quiet thinking time.  I like conversation, I like people watching, I like to try new things.  I like to do.

And life is too short not to do what you want, within reason.  I have some friends that are much more adventurous and risk-taking than me, but I’m not too far down the safety poll.  So I’m going to live my life, doing what I want to do as much as possible, even if I have to go at it alone.  I never want to regret not living.

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  1. Wow..inspiring post. I agree entirely, life is way top short not to live. I love to explore…living in the greatest city in the world, I can’t help but want to feel the energy of the city, the pulse, creativity…but yes sometimes there are those who impede your flow… The task is to not let them! Nice post D!

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