October 27, 2014

I Give A Donkey

This weekend was made up of…

… a four hour kickball practice.

… Saturday afternoon nap time, my new favorite tradition.

… two books finished on my kindle.

… Consecration Sunday, where I was reminded of how blessed I am and how grateful I should be today. #Igivefreely #Igiveadonkey

… Finding new, FREE coffee mugs.

… Gym time.

… A soccer championship game…where we lost…#dagger

… Watching the Eagles lose. #cheersforbeingtheonly5and1teamleftinthenfceast

… Prepping for the week and finding my Cowboys jersey to wear at work today! Sorry, I'm not sorry Jessie! ;)

LET'S GO COWBOYS! Beat the deadskins!

Linking up with these beautiful ladies < 3

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#Blogtober says "write a letter to your younger self", so today, I am doing just what I'mm told.
Two year old Pinky, via home movie. #soyoungsocutesoscared
Dear young Pinky,

You don't know me, but I'm you, in the future. I'm writing you a note for my blog. Yes, I said blog, and yes it's cool, don't judge. You'll make some amazing friends, learn about yourself, deal with drama and feel creative because of this blog, so don't knock it till you try it, okay?

Right now I'm 31, married, crazy in love and traveling the country playing kickball. Yes, kickball, but that's another story for another day. Life is good, it's really, really good and there are so many things going for you right now.

If I were to write this letter five years ago, I would tell you to change so many things. To try different jobs, to move away just because and to party more and sleep less. But, now I realize if you had changed ONE THING, you might not be where you are today. You may be married later in life than expected, but you're happy, so stinking happy and your wedding day was absolutely perfect.

While you won't be thrilled with your job, you will be so grateful that you make really good money and have amazing benefits and vacation plan. You'll be able to take seven mission trips with your vacation and you'll be able to travel across the USA, with your husband, to play kickball for money.

Dear Pinky, enjoy your fast metabolism while you still have it. Come age 25, it's dunzo. Gone. You'll start dealing with weight gain drama most college students deal with, which is nice that it's later in life, but it's still a tough pill to swallow. While you're enjoying your genes, learn to like whole, unprocessed foods earlier in life, because it will make a ton of difference as you age. Mama B was right, the stinker.

Speaking of Mama, the bond that your family forms when you grow older is amazing. Cut you parents slack when they stress you out, because they will be there for you time and time again. To move you, to and from college and to and from different apartments and they will just be there with an extra $20 when you need it or they'll find you that new car you've been wanting. Remember all the things they've taught you about money, it will come in handy. When your Dad asks you to think about investing, tell him "I WANT TO DO IT NOW", because he really is on to something.

You won't believe me, reading this now, but your sisters will turn into your best friends. They will become your maids of honor and will be the first people you want to talk to when things go right/wrong. Just remember to let them grow at their own pace. You're three+ years older than they are, so allow them time to experience life, their way. Just be there to pick up the pieces when they choose wrong.

Wrong, that's a heavy word. You'll encounter a lot of wrong in your life, but don't stress too much. There will be horrible stories in the news, mean boys, mean girls, rude bosses and coworkers, and work situations that just make you want to cry. Go ahead and cry, but keep moving forward. It will take you longer than I'd like to admit, but you'll soon learn that sometimes people are just wrong for you and that it's okay to remove them from you're life. Be ready to deal with some ridiculous bs from extremely petty people, but know that you're doing what's right for you and those that matter will know the truth.

Don't let the world turn you cynical before you're ready. Keep that warm, smiling heart of yours open and always keep your engaging smile. People will look to your energy, positive attitude and joy more than you know, so don't let a grumpy world break you down.

Have fun! Enjoy kissing silly boys, but keep more kisses than you give, because one day your husband will be the only one you want to kiss. Indulge in too much drinking, but always be safe. Look out for your friends, even if they say 'they're fine'. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for enjoying your nights in at home. Waking up not hungover is such a great feeling. Trust your gut and say YES to that kickball team in DC. Call your grandparents more often than you really think you should. One day, your amazing Mo will be gone and it will be way too soon. It's something you'll never get over, so take the extra time to make the calls and write the letters.

Your life is what you make it, sweet lady, so rock it out! Keep it happy and of course, keep it pink!

Love, sparkles and pink glitter,
P!nky

31 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I have to say - weekend naps are the best!!! Great job on the reading - two books in one weekend - way to go girl!! Happy monday! xo

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I finished two books this weekend too! Although I spent 16 hours in a car so I probably could have finished more LOL! Sounds like a great weekend!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

i got caught up on my mags--and that's as far as i got reading-wise. loved the letter to your younger self!

Julia said...

Love your letter, so great! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

That letter gave me chills! I found an essay I wrote the other day when I graduated Nursing school about where I would be in 10 years and it was all basically correct except I didn't get my Doctorate.....and that was quite lofty!

Rachel said...

I really need to get back into the habit of Sunday afternoon naps...those were pure bliss!! We've been busy on Sunday afternoons lately...

Mree said...

Love the letter to yourself. I think it's so great that you travel to play kickball. So fun! Sounds like it was a great weekend.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Weekend naps? Check! Finishing two books- I need a new book- been so engrossed in basic pregnancy ones versus my usual scary fiction and two year old you? OMG cute!! haha

ughhh can you NOT remind me about the game tonight? It's going to bad...I just know it. But I'll try and take a pic for ya anyway of me gloriously cheering my heart out for my sad team! Come on Skins!

xoxo

Kelly Mock said...

Free coffee mugs!!!?

Illegally Blonde said...

I'm so glad younger you did all the things you did, because they brought you to me! And amend on a few hangovers... so worth it for those memories with friends.

Musings of a Wanderer said...

Such a great letter!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

You always have the busiest weekends, I just love it! Happy Monday!

Jamie said...

Boo for losing the game. :(

Carolyn said...

OK. That letter??? AWESOME!! :) And Saturday naps... I MISS THOSE! :) Enjoy them! HAHAHA

Brianne said...

Love that letter!

The Siberian American said...

Girl, your letter is PERFECT. That's so great that you finished two books. I have fallen off the reading wagon the past few weeks. My goal was to read 50 this year, and now I'm cutting it close!

Ashley said...

Yay for a nap! I wish I could sleep during the day but its really hard for me to unless I'm just exhausted. Awesome finishing two books! I feel like the only time I can read a book is when I'm on vacation. Happy Monday!

MakeMeUpMia said...

A 4 hour practice and finished 2 books, WHEW!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

That letter is awesome and will be fun to read over later on :) YES to Kindles and naps. What books did you finish?

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i wish i could nap but it always ruins my night sleep :(

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love love love this letter! And the hangovers being worth it... I'm experiencing that first hand right now ;)

~Dawn~ said...

Awesome letter to your younger self. :) Wouldn't it be nice to know then what we know now?

Nadine Lynn said...

A Saturday nap sounds fabulous! Sometimes I sneak a little one in on Sundays. And two books?! I have slowed down some on my reading and need to fix that!

Also, love the letter to yourself!!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Which two books did you read? You had such a busy weekend I am surprised you had any reading time!

Ashley said...

your letter was so great! your sisters DO become your best friends! And i love that you travel and play kickball - that is what is so unique! missed you and your blog so I had to come say hi sweet lady! Muah!

Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Two books finished!! So jealous! And FREE mugs...fabulous!! Have a great week!

Pink and Fabulous said...

That letter is amazing! It would be such a great graduation speech! If I had to write one to myself, I would probably want to copy this word for word. Pure brilliance!

Meghan said...

What two books did you read? That's awesome! Love a weekend with naps! Also, that part in your letter about your parents and cutting them some slack... so true. xo

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

What a sweet letter!! Also, sounds like you had a great weekend...aren't saturday afternoon naps the greatest? Best way to prepare for an even better Saturday night!

Katie @ yellowmangolife.blogspot.com said...

Two books in one weekend?! I'm totally jealous! And I needed to partake in your Saturday afternoon nap...I'm beat this week!

Katie @ yellowmangolife.blogspot.com said...

Two books in one weekend?! I'm totally jealous! And I needed to partake in your Saturday afternoon nap...I'm beat this week!