|You Are Pretty Happy|
You generally have a happy, fulfilling life.
But things could be a little better, and deep down, you know it.
Maybe you need more supportive friends or a more challenging career.
Something is preventing you from being totally happy. You just need to figure out what it is!
Am I happy?
But I never want to lose what I've got
I wouldn't trade it
For anything dear to my heart*
I have always believed that being with friends who love me for who I am makes me stay grounded. I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not. I don't need to create lies or exaggerate stories just to impress them. I don't need to make an extra effort to belong because being with real friends gives me a sense of comfort and a feeling of being "at home".
I have a set of close friends at work. They make the long, grueling hours of my shift worth it whenever we get to share some stories and laughs at the end of the day. They are the ones who can listen to me when I need to rant and vent about issues concerning work and family as well. A good thing about my friends at work is we get to know the real person behind the character we show in the office. I miss out of town trips with them too.
"Bear family": Welcome to the Black Parade
More pictures here.
I also have friends in my "geeky circle" in NWA where I am a part of a lot of groups. People call us weird, nerds, geeks or whatever but when we get together during conventions or meetings, I feel I belong. These friends understand why I have to squeal or sigh everytime my fave sci-fi/fantasy hero comes on screen or why I can't wait for the next episode of "Lost" or next installment of a certain movie. They understand why I need to discuss events in a book or a movie or a TV program or why I call my collectibles and books "my preciousss". They understand and they don't judge. That's why I'm looking forward to the next NWA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention this July. NWA Events photo albums here.
Sometimes the weather can be rain
Now when will there be sunny again
Behind the clouds on the line
It's just another sunny day...*
Change is a part of growing up and getting old. The good thing about keeping friends is that whatever changes I go through and whoever I become, they'll accept me for who I am. Last month, I met with a couple of close friends from college. I can say they are two of the people who knew me when I was growing up and struggling with the toxicity of college life in UP-CAMP. I'm glad to say they still know me now that we're nearing our 30's... Aaack! Time flies fast! We plan on having this mini-reunion every month and I hope this pushes through. Right now, we hope that we'll get to have some bonding time out of town just to escape the rat race in the city.
after 2 pitchers of Zombie
More pictures here.
I am always grateful I have friends, wherever they may be and whatever they may do.
The pop of the cork and
The clink of the glass
We toast to the future and
We drink to the past
It might not be easy but nevertheless
These are the best days of our lives
These are the times that we'll never forget
These are the best days of our lives.*
* "Best Days" by Juice