Saturday, November 5, 2011

Getting Better With Time

Last weekend, the hubana and I saw Crazy, Stupid Love at a local theater.  The movie is about a man whose wife asks for a divorce.  He moves out and ends up crossing paths with a classic Don Juan who tries to teach him how to play the dating game.  The movie was actually a lot better than I expected, and by the end, I had tears streaming down my face.  For those of you who know me well, this is not an unusual occurrence.  I once cried at a Wal-Mart commercial.  It is what it is.

So as the lights came up at the end of the movie, I was frantically wiping my face with every inch of dry fabric I could find while people flooded past out the doors.  There were many a raised eyebrow or a too-long look, as I’m sure my entire face was puffy and red and screaming I JUST CRIED DURING A STEVE CARRELL MOVIE!

I was super embarrassed.  I did the classic “hiding behind the hair” move as well as generally just staring at the floor instead of other people.  But on the way home, amidst my poor hubby’s comments of “Umm that movie really got to you huh?”, I started thinking.

I don’t want to be embarrassed that I am emotional and feel things deeply!  I have been this way ever since I was a kid, and I have always felt people were waiting for me to “grow up” and not act that way.  And as you can see by my last post, I am getting pretty tired of feeling like I have to change in so many ways in order to grow up.

So in light of these thoughts, I want to share a list of things that I hope I never give up, no matter how “mature” I get.

  1.       I hope I NEVER stop crying during movies.
  2.       I hope I never stop crying during country songs. (Sensing a trend? Don’t judge me.)
  3.       I never want to stop feeling icky inside when people swear.
  4.       I never want to stop singing in the car at the top of my lungs.
  5.       I hope I never stop dancing... alone, with friends, in the shower, ever.
  6.       I hope I never stop dreaming about what I want to be when I really grow up.
  7.       I never want to stop remembering all the stupid things I’ve done so I don’t start to feel too proud.
  8.       I hope I never stop sending my better half ridiculous pictures while he’s away (or while he’s right next to me on the couch).
  9.       I hope I never stop wanting to be better and love harder.
  10.   Aaaaand, I hope I never stop doing slightly insane things like giving each of my stuffed animals a spouse and having imaginary conversations in the mirror. 

What do you hope you’re still doing when you’re all grown up?


  1. I hope I never stop laughing when people fart.

    I hope I never stop making up funny renditions of words and talking in funny voices.

    Hehe ;) ....just to name a few.

  2. Haha those are great! I wish I would have thought of the first one, I totally agree! :)