My best friend is a genius (and so am I)!

Hello friends 🙂

I have a lot of random things to talk about today.  First off, the past few days, my blog commenting has been broken, welp I fixed it (hence the genius comment in the title).  I had to replace the comment.php file, something was corrupting it.  I am going to look at the code for the comment.php file a bit to see if I can make my comment section look prettier, but I will deal with it later 🙂 For now I am happy it finally works.  So if you had commented on any of my last 4 blog posts, they haven’t been showing up, you can go back now and comment your little hearts out, just sayin.

Second, the past few days I was in a funk… a really bad funk, and I just couldn’t shake it.  Does that ever happen to you guys? You are just in a horrible mood and you don’t know why?! I hate it.  Well, I think I know what was wrong.. I am pretty sure I wasn’t eating enough throughout the day.  I have been working out hard, and burning tons of calories, and I hadn’t increased my caloric intake at all.. stupid…  Last night after work Erik and I indulged… we went to Five Guys for dinner.  I know, I know, it’s not the best way to increase my calories for the day, but I needed it (and I had been craving a burger all week). So that was fix #1- elevate blood sugar, check.

Fix #2 happened on my way home from work, I called my best friend Bethany, and talked to her for about an hour.  I vented, she listened, it was awesome… Also, I don’t think I have ever met anyone other than Bethany, who loves food as much as I do.. She was making this and pulled it out of the oven and said.. “This is the most beautiful thing I have ever pulled out of my oven.”  haha, love her.  After going on and on about food for approximately 30 minutes, we started talking about more serious things.. okay so not that serious, but she said something to me that I think might help a few people out there, it was about making decisions.

I have a hard time making decisions sometimes, as do a lot of people, but from now on this is the philosophy that I am going to base all my decisions on, (and I think it’s good advice). If you need to ask lots of other people for their opinion about a choice you have to make it probably isn’t right for you.  Does that make sense? Probably not.. Bethany had to choose between taking a job in Washington State or saying in Florida and working with her advisor. She went back and forth, and initially she accepted the job offer in Washington, but when she really thought about it she realized that in the past when she was faced with a hard decision, if it was something that she knew in her heart to be the best decision she would just do it.. no questions asked….  She noticed that taking this job offer was not something she was 100% sure about, so she turned it down and will remain in Florida 😉 In the end she knows that staying and working with her advisor is the best thing for her chosen career path.

Long story short, if you need someone else’s (or a lot of people’s) validation that your decision is a good one, then know that it is probably not something you really really think is the best choice. Best friend = genius.. case and point 🙂

What are your thoughts on this theory? I would love to hear them.

5 thoughts on “My best friend is a genius (and so am I)!

  1. Allison @ PickyEatingRD says:

    I get in mini “funks” sometimes and usually E pulls me out. He constantly reminds me that if I look at the big picture of life, usually that certain situation that is bugging me isn’t a big deal. Oh and 5 guys – YUM!!!

  2. Lauren says:

    I am so glad you’re feeling better 🙂

    Five Guys is food for the gods! haha

    Also I definitely know what you mean about making decisions that feel right to you, not what someone else thinks! I will try to do that more in the future.

  3. bethany says:

    Aw friend, yay we are geniuses and love food- wootwoot! Glad to be an ear! And I do think it so true, the more you need to ask people about a decision, or validate a decision you made- means the less confident you are about that decision. When you know something, and know what you want to do- you just know! Eventho I am generally a logical person,its all about listenting to your gut…(no pun intentded)

  4. Paola says:

    Yaaay, I can finally comment! Haha, glad you fixed it!
    The thing with the funk has happened to me before too; just this week, actually! Glad you indulged at dinner- I’ve been doing that since yesterday 😉
    Your best friend’s advice is genius btw; I should really start living by that philosophy. Making decisions is sometimes really hard for me!



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