Friday, June 25, 2010

Well this is growing up...


Only yesterday I was singing a "Part of your World" from The Little Mermaid...& then the 20 some odd years of my life rushed back to me. When we're little we want to grow up so badly & I still am SO glad I'm 24 not 4 or even 14 but sometimes I wish I was back to those ages because making decisions is one of the hardest thing a grown-up has to do. Decisions that will affect our well-being, our bank accounts, & pretty much all aspects of our physical & mental lives.

Last night I made a decision Not to go to Las Vegas for vacation because the friend I would go with would literally drain my bank account & drive me completely insane.

I'm happy in my decision to not go to Vegas & maybe do a smaller trip to the Jersey shore or Canada or go to the Poconos in PA( my aunt has a house there) because I work wayy to hard for my money & I don't believe I'd have fun with my friend. Her & I are from two different worlds. I can't do it. I just can't. I also don't trust her & her ways of thinking deserve a post of their own so I just don't live in the fantasy world that she does. If I stay somewhere local I won't need a vacation from my vacation. I'm not made of money & I think she is basically. It sucks but I'm going to try & make the best of it!


Cj & I are going into New York City tomorrow to go to either the Metropolitian Museum of Art of the Natural History Museum. I'm excited. I want to show him the Ghostbusters Fire House while were there & go to Canal Street & China Town & Little Italy &....there is so much to do there & I think I'll enjoy the day with him EVER so much more than that Vegas trip that has me panicing. Vacation is not supposed to be filled with panic or dreading that next credit card bill. You want to enjoy yourself & be happy. I'm trying for that goal.

My favorite fortune cookies are the ones that say like, "You will be happy for many moons" or the ones that are like, "You will cherish your moments" or "Walk smart & be healthy." It makes me smile. I want a happy life & a happy fortune & can't be bogged down by ridiclousness. Reconignition of drama before it crosses your path has become my mission lately so I can avoid it. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it all pans out! It's all a part of growing up...*Hoping*

I hope you all have a great weekend! Keep hydrated & have some fun!! =)

31 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

You definitely made the right choice. Besides, Vegas can be overrated - the Jersey Shore sounds far more fun. I used to spend a lot of time there as a child!

I hope that you have a fabulous time in NYC with CJ!! :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

have fun the the city - it's gonna be a hot one!

i'm haven' a party - stop by!!!
*kiss kiss*
HAPPY WEEKEND!
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Silver Strands said...

Yup Melanie ... sounds like you've grown up! Good choices.
oxox
Denalee

woodlandsblonde said...

You have a great weekend too missy!

NEVER go on vacation with someone you do not trust - and it is supposed to be relaxing, not stressful - whether it be the cost, etc.

You can always save up to go on the vacay you really want!

Jay Ferris said...

Huh. I didn't really realize that people actually vacationed at the Jersey Shore. Perhaps MTV has once again skewed my perception of reality, like the time I asked for a $300K Maybach for my super sweet 16.

Bathwater said...

Vegas is no place to be stranded or in disagreement about finances. Unless the friend is paying the bill stay away.

Diana Mieczan said...

Good for you sweetie...You will be better off:) Well done:)
I am so happy about your weekend...sounds so good:)
Kisses sweetie and have a wonderful time in the city:)
Big hugs....

Falling Up said...

Good decision. Some people get caught up in the moment and regret it all later. Have fun with CJ and I do need to stay hydrated. I think I'm getting all dizzy and stuff from lack of sugar and electrolytes. *sigh*

Blondie said...

Hey sweetie! I struggle with this too. I want to travel, see the world, and do what I want, but need to be practical. I just saw World of Color last night at Disneyland and there was a whole section on The Little Mermaid and it brought back memories for me too. Hope you have a great weekend!!!! Kori xoxo

angel6033 said...

Hey, it takes a smart person to say no, and realize what is best for them. I often wish I was younger in a more carefree state when decision did not mean the ruin of my future. Sometimes all the choices can be overwhelming. Your day in New York City sounds amazing, I really want to go visit I would love to visit the museums! I hope you have a great day :)

tess said...

I think you made the right decision, you work too hard to blow your money away on a drunken weekend of gambling, pricey food, and outlandish hotels, I think NY sounds a lot more fun and classy. I hope you enjoy it 10x better than the Vegas trip.

I love how you told all of us to keep hydrated ;)

Sheri said...

Very mature and good decision not to go to Vegas with that girl. Sounds like a toxic friend. Hope you have fun in the city, sounds like it will be :)

Sandy said...

I am so glad things are going so well with CJ. Just remember ... enjoy the process. He kinda sounds like a keeper (whether short, long or permanent ...no pressure LOL).
I have an idea for a vacation for you ... come to Toronto! Just not this weekend ... it's stupid here.
It'd be such a blast to have you here!
Good luck with everything.

nycgirl0501 said...

You made the right choice as far as Vegas. If you come to the Met see the Picasso exhibit it's fascinating! And American woman the clothing styles for all eras are great. Have fun.

Jess said...

I love The Little Mermaid! I agree with this post in so many ways. There is a lot to be said for living within your means. Some of us learn that sooner than others so I hope your friend respects your decision. Hope you have a good weekend x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

It sounds like you have a FABULOUS weekend planned. :)

I don't blame you for ditching LV...your friend sounds irresponsible, and not in the fabulous, fun way. Lol.

Have fun! I can't wait to hear all about it! xoxo

Dionne said...

Good for you! It's hard to say no, but it sounds like a smart decision.


Oooh have fun in New York! I love NY!

Lady Grey said...

I grew up with Ariel too!
Have a fabulous time in NYC, darling!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Enjoy the city~ luv the Natural History Museum! I can spend the whole day exploring the wonders~

xo

Heather Taylor said...

If you go into the city, please take pictures! I still have not been to NYC and am dying to. Especially to visit the Ghostbusters house.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Enjoy the trip to Vegas, dear!
Do enjoy the time with CJ and have a fun weekend. xoxo

Katy Mary said...

Have a great weekend! Hope you enjoy NYC.

perfectionishuman said...

i remember a few years ago when i realised that when you're full grown up you're independant, etc and the idea just freaked me out SO much, yet here I am a few years down the line perfectly fine.
Being grown up is badass <3

Tayebug said...

Life is definitely too short to do things that you aren't excited about. Good decision not to go to Vegas. Why waste your precious time spending time with someone that you don't enjoy and spending money in ways you don't want to. Good for you!

PS. Just found your blog through Journey of the incessant dieter and love it. I am a new follower. I hope you'll come check out my blog and follow too. I think you'll like it.!

bananas. said...

you said no to vegas?!

oh wow...i just booked my trip! ha!

have fun in NYC!!!

Audrey Allure said...

Awesome, have tons of fun here in NYC :)

And loved the Little Mermaid! I also wish I could go back in time for just a couple of hours.

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Pop Champagne said...

oohh I love Vegas, but yeah I know what you mean, you make such irrational decisions in Vegas jus cuz it's Vegas! Canada is nice too, where in Canada are you going? And I've always wanted to go to NY, hope you have tons of fun!

Caroline Cakewise said...

Your Roger Rabbit sounds like a hero... and what amazing trips you've got planned!! True love and high adventure seems to be the order of the day-so happy for you!! xx

C'est La Vie said...

how fun! im SO jealous your going to NYC tomorrow, you don't even know. can i hide in your purse?

good thinking not going to Vegas, not the best person to go with it sounds haha

OceanDreams said...

I hope you had SO much fun in NYC and good decision on the Vegas trip, that would not have been good. :)

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