In this month of not running, I have come to realize that I am more than an athlete. It is hard to explain if you have never been in the situation but I am more than a runner. More than a swimmer. More than an aerobics teacher. More than a student, sister, daughter, best friend, blogger, weirdo… I am a collection of things-random things-but lots of things. I have really discovered a lot of life lessons in this last month and mushy as you will I want to share them with you. I used to do some sort of variation where I would share interesting facts about my life on Fridays versus food blogs, or blogs about athletics. Which, now that my seasons are starting to gear up again, I guess I am more inclined to do more fitness related blogs. But anyways-I’m going to bring back Factual Fridays, and bring to them more of inspirational people in my life that I fail to mention on the blog.
At the beginning of the summer-I sought out negativity. True story. I could tell you the 1 bad thing out of 100. I just got 9th of 1000 females in a race, but it wasn’t 8th. I’m top 16 in our conference but I’m not top 8. I would do it with people too. Oh she is gorgeous but she has a chipped nail. You know, I’m a knit picker. Not a good quality-I’ll be the first to admit.
But I think I have grown up a little bit-or maybe a lot.
So thus, as Snoop Dog says in California girls, Greetings loved ones, lets take a journey”
And that is where we need to go. Farther back then college and my high school days, we are talking all the way back to middle school. Most of the time, I try and forget those days because they aren’t exactly highlightable moments, however, a couple months ago, one of my good friends D’Angelo reached out to me and made me remember the good times. D’Angelo and I don’t need to talk everyday to know that we are close. I can honestly say, if I were to pick a handful of influential people in my life, he would be in the hand.
D’Angelo has taught me a lot in life and the last 8 or so years we have been close. He never took anything too seriously, and I love it. I used to be so freaking scheduled. If you aren’t on my schedule. Forget about it. I am timely, I am organized, I do not deviate. I run at this time. Class. Swimming. Secondary run. Eat. Sleep. If you can’t roll that way, then you can’t roll with me.
But D’Angelo is much different from that. He was so carefree and never got his panties (presuming he wasn’t wearing panties…in a bunch). He truly cares about each and everyone of his friends and I swear I could call him from school at one in the morning to chat about my issues and he would understand. Like I said, we stayed close throughout middle and high school and I know for a damn well fact I wouldn’t be the same person if it wasn’t for him. He doesn’t put up with crap and he’ll most certainly call you out on it and I love it because I do the same thing.
In fact, when I was chosen for senior homecoming court, I could think of no one else better to be my escort.
Well. Where does this all lead to?
Today I got brunch with D’Angelo and it was fabulous. Although no pictures of food today I eased into the fact of my blogging. I knew he would understand of course. I don’t tell too many in high school about the blog, because quite frankly I don’t talk to them. But I knew D’Angelo would totally understand. It might have been a little creepy though that I had said I already typed up a post all about you. True life, makes you want to be my real life bestie. Anywho-I had a black fin crab omelet. Bomb.com.
So my blogging besties. If you take any life lessons out of my blog besides pancakes fuel champions….Do not get your panties in a bunch. Oh and a total quoatable moment from D because I love him. “I’m so glad to surround myself with attractive people, now when I look in the mirror, I don’t have to say there is only one beautiful person in the room. I can say two”
Question for you:
Tell me about an inspirational person in your life.
hahahah oh my god classssiccc quote i love it!!!!!!!!!! and girl i am the same way! i totally schedule. i wake up knowing what my schedule for the day is and thats how i roll! but man i could learn that lesson too to just be carefree and enjoy it!!!
This is so sweet! It must be awesome to have such a special friend in your life. 🙂
awww! i <3 Deez!
YESSS! And I love you and it’s unacceptable we haven’t seen each other in like 2 days!
Thanks for sharing! That’s so nice!
LOVE his quote. He sounds like a really great guy.
Thoughtful & touching post. Judging from that quote D’Angelo is a very wise person and definitely a friend for life 🙂
Most inspirational person I know is my dad! He just goes with the flow, the most non judgmental person I know, always encourages me to do what I want…the list goes on!
aw! SUch a sweet post! I’m such a scheduled person too but my bff (who I don’t talk to every day but like you and D’Angelo when we get together it’s like old times) is so carefree she has also taught me a lot.
Hahaha, I love that quote :). I can definitely relate! I’m such a control freak who makes plans weeks ahead of time, so it’s nice to have people in my life to remind me that I just need to relax!
I agree, we should not define ourselves by only one thing. It’s great to have support and love in your life, looks like you have that.
I love the green dress and brown belt. I love that color combo myself.
That’s awesome that you have someone like him in your life.
D’Angelo sounds like the most chill person on earth and I kind of want to be his friend. I love people that seem to just know how to live and be at peace with what they do and how they are. I wish I was better at that. I love his quote too… that’s pretty deep.
I love this post! It is so important in life to have friends that are “chill” 🙂
Your friend sounds great. My best friends inspire me every day – to try harder in school, to be nice, to look cute 🙂
I loved this post- what an awesome friend through the years. So nice to have someone who TRULY understands you & loves you no matter what.
You know what else I love?! That you started this post with Snoop Dogg 😉
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