View from the Couch

I actually can't believe that is has been almost 3 months since my accident.  Three LONG months of sitting on this couch.  Actually, I have gotten quite used to being here.  I have my moments every now and then that I feel really sorry for myself, or get mad.  But other than that I have pretty much gotten used to being here.  So here are some of my revelations I've had from sitting on the couch.

Tomorrow is never guaranteed.  I am such a planner, I try to plan next week, next year, five years from now, anything but today.  But I've realized that I may not even be here 5 years from now, so I should just learn to live in the present.  When you do that, you enjoy life so much more.

Money isn't everything.  I have some friends who really enjoy saving money.  Now,  I do think you should always have money saved for future emergencies, and if you have a family it is important to save.  But there is a difference in saving for the future, or obsessively saving just because you feel more comfortable because you have a couple grand in the bank.  Let it go!  Have fun, go on a vacation...  You can't take it with you when you leave here!

Don't work at a job you don't love while you're in college.  I began working at a pharmacy, and I really did like my job.  The problem was, I worked ALL the time.  When I did get off work, I was too tired to go do anything.  So I decided it's worth it to me to live on a smaller budget if that means I get to spend more time with friends.

Your way will NEVER perfectly line up with God's way.  Forget trying, you'll never completely figure Him out!  I guess this goes back to the planning thing, don't try to plan too hard.  He will change them.

Pride is a stubborn thing.  Pro bally one of the hardest things to get rid of that pride!  So it's always good to have someone check your reasons for doing things.  Brad does this for me.  He made me realize that the only reason I wanted to go to Pharmacy School, was so that I could prove to people I could do it.  Not good.

Finally,  the older you get, the fewer GOOD friends you have.  I know some will disagree with me.  Those are probably the people who are constantly surrounded by acquaintances and call them good friends.  They are not.  When I was injured, I found out real quickly who my real friends are and they weren't who I expected!  

OK, that's all I have for now.


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