Monday, April 19, 2010

What if What We Thought We Wanted Was the Opposite of What We Really Wanted?

Today was my last day of classes for the semester.
I am in Heaven.
Well, not quite...to me Heaven will be a frozen yogurt shop/shoe store/diamond store/Coach store where everything is free and the weather is 75 degrees year-round.
Oh, won't that be bliss :)

Anyways, I have two tests this week, then a whole month break! I can't wait!

I'm not usually one to complain, but my heart hurts (not metaphorically speaking) and I had an allergic reaction to my medicine...so my whole body is itching. But despite those things, I predict a wonderful week.

Did anyone watch the new abc family movie, "Beauty and the Briefcase," last night? After watching it and talking to Kelly today, I have realized that often times what we think we want is the opposite of what we really want. Women (myself included) tend to have an idealized checklist of the "perfect guy" or as the movie referred to it, the "magic man." However, when it comes down to it--nobody is perfect, opposites do attract, and the things we once valued in a man are not necessarily the important things. Looks will fade...happiness will not. It has been my experience that the hotter the guy is, the worse he treats you.

Years ago, I wrote my checklist out and put it in my Bible...to this day, it is still there. I have yet to find a guy who meets every requirement, but I decided to open my heart up to them anyways--after all, God did place them in my life for a reason. Some of the reasons were lessons to be learned, others were to experience love and happiness.

Throw your checklist out the window and follow your heart. I'm not telling you to settle, I'm just telling you to give guys a chance even if they only meet 5 of your 10 requirements.

I'd like to leave you with one of my favorite song verses:

"All that I'm after is a life full of laughter
As long as I'm laughin' with you
I'm thinkin' that all that matters is love ever after
After the life we've been through"

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