We all have different ideas of what is fun, entertaining, interesting, pretty, ugly, funny, sad etc.. We all have different priorities and different hobbies. Things that thrill me may bore the shit out of you and vice versa. It is actually quite interesting. I put this list together of “Things I Refuse To Live Without” because I have been trying to figure out what exactly it is I want to do with my future (professionally) and I thought it would be a good way to see what my passions are on paper. From the looks of it, I am a homeless, diamond wearing, peanut butter eating slob with a frozen face looking for love. Basically, I’m fucked.
These are my top 10.
Laughing. Laughing is single handedly responsible for me being happy and healthy today. Ever since I was a little girl I used laughter as a means to feel normal and to spread happiness. I had a difficult time as a kid and laughter was my best friend. It helped me feel relatable to my contemporaries because I sure as hell couldn’t talk to them about our daily lessons. Laughter brings people together. Laughter can make a bad night awesome. Laughter is contagious. I am sure at times I take to laughing when most take to crying but laughter feeds my soul. It is my medicine and my food. Laughter is my number 1.
Coloring. This activity has brought so much peace and beauty to my life. I am a creative person, an artist if you will, and also a very high energy person. I find it very difficult to “shut it off.” Being able to sit down and just color has made my life more peaceful because I can check out, veg out, relax my mind and at the same time make beautiful art. It is so relaxing and therapeutic. I have spent entire flights to Europe coloring, I color with my babies, I color with my mom (which is my favorite because her and I always used to enjoy art so much together before she got sick). Coloring has become one of my most cherished pastimes and hobbies over the past few years. I have created some pieces that are so frigging beautiful I plan to have a wall in my home dedicated to them. My daughter and I both have favorites that I will frame and hang. It is a love of mine.
Diamonds. I love diamonds and I am not afraid to admit it. I am obsessed with them actually, it is far beyond love. In my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than a diamond. I want them on my body and I want more of them. Many more. I go to jewelry stores and try diamonds on when I am having a bad day. There. I said it. I have never told anyone this. I actually feel like a weight has been lifted. I. LOVE. SPARKLY. DIAMONDS.
Forgiveness. This one is an important one. We are human. We are incapable of being perfect therefore we are all going to make mistakes and piss one another off probably way too much but that’s life. We have two choices once mistakes are made. We can either forgive one another and move on with peace or we can hate and go no where. Hanging on to things will kill us. Hate will kill us and rot our souls. Is it like “drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Forgive all the way, up in here.
True Love. I am a hopeless romantic. I love love. I do not however love love so much that I will stay in a relationship that doesn’t fulfill me or provide me with nurturing benefits. I will happily wait for true love to come my way. I will not settle and I will not lose hope that one day I will be waking up next to my true love.
Looking Good. I make no excuses about it. I love looking good. Looking good is something I do for myself and NO ONE ELSE. I mean, some of y’all may enjoy looking at me 😉 but I certainly don’t spend an hour on hair and makeup for that. I do it for ME. I take pride in my appearance and I have passion for cosmetics and beauty. It is kind of my thing. I believe that when you look good you feel good. Why do I believe that? Because when I look good I feel good.
Working Out. I could never live a happy, healthy life without breaking a sweat. No way. No how. Exercising does a little something for my brain and body that nothing else in this universe can. It naturally produces my favorite chemical in my thinker, serotonin, and sweet baby Jesus knows I need as much of that as I can get my hands on. It also sends my body to euphoria… after the workout that is. It can be a struggle sometimes to get my mind and body in sync and workouts can be brutal but when it is over there is no better feeling. Working out is one of my medicines.
Peanut Butter. I have a very serious relationship with PB. I refuse to break up with it. I literally want to smear it all over my face. If I had to choose a life without peanut butter or death? I would very seriously consider death.
Botox. Once you go frozen you never go back. I could be homeless on the streets and I would save all of my change for botox.
Pride. A lot of things have happened to me in my life that could have made me hang my head. Recent things, too. There have been people in my life who have tried to take this part of me away. No matter what happens in my life, no matter what decisions I make, no matter who tries to break my spirit, I will always walk away with pride. I am a Massarella for crying out loud. That’s how we roll.
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