[Almost] Wordless Wednesday | May the odds be ever in your favor

I'm starting my third read-through of this series before the movie comes out next month.
I love these books.
If you haven't read them you are missing out!

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What I'm doing instead of watching the Super Bowl

Giants and Patriots. 
I don't even care. 
Thank you Nintendo for such a suitable alternative form of entertainment.

I will say though, I could definitely go for some rotel dip and other yummy football watching snacks. 

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SOCS: Saying Goodbye


Today’s Writing Prompt: Write about something that you unexpectedly had a hard time saying goodbye to.

I have said a lot of goodbyes. To different people and places and to different possessions as I've gotten rid of them. I can't think of an instance where I've had an exceptionally hard time with it though. It's actually usually the opposite. 

Old houses are the hardest, but have become easier to say goodbye to. I've probably moved 8 or 9 times in the past 5 years (since I graduated from high school). Some of these were only temporary living situations to begin with, so they're not hard to leave, but there have been others where I intended to stay longer, but I have moved whenever a lease has run out.

The easiest goodbyes for me are actually with people. I've lost a handful of really good friends since high school ended for various reasons, and I've learned that it doesn't affect me as much as it probably does other people. Most of the problems have come up because of the age I'm at. I think college kids have a lot of growing to do, and it can be hard to maintain friendships throughout the various stages of growth. All of the friends I've lost I feel like have been at a different point in their growing up than I was, and it caused problems. I always felt that I was giving a genuine effort to make things work, but oftentimes they weren't returning that effort. So in those cases I've been able to walk away and rarely look back. In the future, if I were to run into those people I wouldn't have a problem sitting down and talking to them, but if we're still at such drastically different points I refuse to let their negativity into my life. I try to surround myself with positive people, because I believe happiness is a choice, and I don't need other people making that harder for me to achieve.

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So, I wrote for more than 5 minutes. I just got started on a topic and had to finish. And it's not entirely what the prompt was asking for, but I don't care. I like doing Stream of Consciousness, because it really gets me thinking, and sometimes bending the rules and stretching the time is necessary for me. I wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much otherwise.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes
  • Write and intro to the post if you want, but don't edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post at all things fadra.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
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