Sunday, February 7, 2016

It's OK to just be happy!

So a friend pointed out to me that it had been a really long time since I had posted and he is right, so here we are.  Good morning ladies and gentlemen seriously.   Happy SuperBowl Sunday!  I am sure many of you have parties to attend  I am having brunch with some a great friends and then probably curling up with a nice Chardonnay and super cute Corgi named Ruby Caroline to watch by myself.

It's been a while since a topic has struck me as something important enough to actually comment on.  Today is no different, I don't have any soap box issues today ladies and gentlemen.  Things in this lady's life are pretty good, I am basically happy and healthy.  You all know I love my job and things there are very good.  I am happy to say I am traveling to Fiji (with my friend Mandi), South Africa and Kenya (taking my parents) this year.  I also do marketing for my company and we have been really fortunate to be included on several tourism boards' campaigns.

I am celebrating my 18th year as a Jazzercise instructor this year and I continue to teach 3-4 times per week.  And after 18 years, I still enjoy teaching and it allows me to continue to manage my weight appropriately and be healthy.  Sure, I would like to lose about 10 pounds, which I am working on now, but many of us don't have a little weight to lose....unfortunately Chardonnay is not calorie free.

I am also celebrating 26 years as a Gamma Phi Beta.  I continue to serve as a Regional Director for the Northwest Region.  However, I have decided to run for our International Council as Education Vice President, which is with our nominating committee now.  I am running against some HIGHLY qualified wonderful women, so who knows what will happen.  If I am not slated, that is OK, I will figure out my next move in the Gamma Phi Beta world.  I am happy to involved in our extension project to re-colonize our closed chapter at the University of Maryland.  Happy Terrapin Gamma Phis!

So as I reflect on me and my current situation and you know what?  Everything is great.  And is it OK to just be happy.  I think sometimes as women, we have to constantly be working towards something or there has to be something we need to change.  But you know what?  It is OK to just be happy.

Now, of course, I continue to TRY to date and find someone that might want to be in a committed relationship with me.  That is proving to be more challenging than anything else.  Ladies and gentlemen seriously, there is not a lot of quality single individuals available out there...  Let me review what I have encountered in the last six months:  a guy with whom I had a great date, but I didn't sleep with him on the first date, so he didn't call again; a guy that I dated for about a month and found out he was a racist; a guy who clearly just wanted to hook up,  even though we had several awesome conversations and had great chemistry...OH and then he wanted me to drive to his house in VERNON HILLS on our first date, UM, NO, on the off chance you might be an ax murderer and plus I live in the city, I can find a local hook up, if I wanted; a guy with whom I chatted with for about a month, just to find out he was married and in an open relationship; oh and a guy that I was fine with being friends with, until he proceeded to down about 5 scotch on the rocks and tried to kiss me...AWKWARD!!  But hey ladies, I keep trying, someday my Jason Statham will come!

So ladies and gentlemen seriously, it is OK to be happy.  Enjoy it, many, many people don't get that opportunity!

....Keep your heels, chin and standards high.....

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