Good Morning my peanut-butter cups! Hope the weather in your neck of the woods is supposed to be as beautiful as it is here!
It is good to know that I am not alone in enjoying VOLUMINOUS oats every single day.. and how the increased volume of the food.. makes us all feel better (even though there is pretty much the same ingredients in both!)
I am glad you are all diggin’ the back workout too! I am actually educating myself more on the moves I do every day when I am looking to link it up! So it is an educational experience for all!
Fun. We all love to have it. I mean.. life would be pretty dull if we didn’t have any fun in our lives. But.. what exactly is fun?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, fun can be defines as
- What provides amusement or enjoyment
- A mood for finding or making amusement
Pretty simple. But fun is different for every person. What I consider fun – Justin may not consider fun (i.e. BLOGGING DURING MY FREE TIME). What I find fun now – might have been something I dreaded 20 years ago (i.e., visiting places of history). OMG. Am I really old enough to be able to refer to doing something 20 years ago. WOW. I am having a moment.
Okay. I have regrouped. So – this notion of fun – and how it is so dynamic.. has made me reminisce to all of the FUN I have had in my life.. and how my perception of fun has changed over the years.
When I was just a baby.. I did not partake in usually fun activities.. like sucking a thumb or a binky. Nope. I ATE THE HEARTH. Yup. that thing that is right below the fire place. That is what I chewed on. That is what I found fun!
I also got a kick out of bottles and swing-sets. I was easy to please.
As I became of school age, I kinda ditched the hearth. I probably still loved the way it tasted.. but feared what others would think of me. Now, I spent time chilling in a cosy coupe, riding big wheels, or marble painting.
Now – we are in later elementary school..and clearly toys still dominate my world. Polly pocket, cabbage patch dolls, Barbie. DOLLS were the jam, if you asked me. My favorite names for my dolls were Melinda and Clarissa. Why.. I do not know. I think my friend liked those names..and I thought she was cool…
I also developed quite a fancy for Full House and Home Improvement. No – these are not toys. But yes, I had fun watching these shows with my momma. AND TGIF! Boy Meets World, Family Matters.. good times!
In Middle School toys weren’t quite as cool anymore. But, I was totally into soccer and basketball – staying busy.
It was also fun to walk around the mall for hours with a group of people.. doing nothing. Just walking.. and maybe spending the $20 that our parents gave us in the food court, arcade, or candy store. Man.. I thought I was pretty slammin when I was able to get dropped off at the mall and walk around ALONE!
When I first started high school, my fun was all about my sports. I was a dedicated athlete. Now though – my idea of fun was being cool. Trying to fit in- do what the cool kids did. I didn’t go to the pubic high school in my town – so it was a whole new ball game with different people – different places.
Fun meant – drinking and not getting caught. Having massive sleepovers with all of my friends – and just being plain silly!
During my senior year of high school and freshman year of college, fun kind of disappeared. Sadly – I lost sight of who I was and how important I was. My idea of “fun” was staying in my bedroom – or dorm room.. night after night.. zoning out to TV shows like The OC, The Biggest Loser, and reruns of Friends and Seinfield. Not how the typical 18 year old would have fun.
As I rounded out my college career – fun made some appearances. In the form of partying – spring breaks, etc. Fun also meant working out (too much) and over extending myself (hey, I thought it was fun).
Common ways to have fun at parties included: cards, beer pong, flip cup, quarters, and catchphrase.
I still had my geeky side – as Jeopardy would make a nightly appearance in my apartment..and two of my roommates and I had a running score sheet!
Post Graduation – fun has changed. I know it has been three years since I have graduated.. but I have developed a strong sense of FUN in that amount of time.
To me, fun is:
- Laughing with friends
- Spending quality time with my family
- Movie nights at home with Justin
- Exercising to feel good (and nothing else)
- Spending time in nature
- A good glass of wine
- Hitting up a Yankee or Ranger game
- Game nights
- Playing in the kitchen