Did a photoshoot with my little cousins :)
Twins vs. White Sox at Target Field with Lauren and Mal
Hannah's ballet recital
Madeline being adorable
Me and Madeline
It was May. I had just finished a long day. I was tired. I was hungry. I had my heart set on one thing, and one thing only... Leeann Chins. Once I had made up my mind that I was getting it for dinner, I was getting it. There were no ands, ifs or buts about it. So, I searched for it on my phone. There was one ten minutes away from where I was. Bingo. I headed there. I sat in traffic. So instead it took 20 minutes. My phone told me that I had arrived at Leeann Chins, but guess what, the place had been knocked down and was now a parking garage. The feeling of defeat. The feeling of, "Ohhhhh heck no." It started to pour. A little bit of lightning. Some may have stopped the journey there and just headed home to make a PB&J. But not me. I drove another 20 minutes out of my way to the next closest Leeann Chins. Finally. I was a little ashamed that I had prioritized something so silly. But, mostly, I felt satisfaction.
I contently ate my food at home with the rain still pouring.
Recently my roommate and I were shooting the breeze around our kitchen table. We were talking about for how some health reasons/surgeries/etc people have to fast for 3 days or so. She said that she didn't think she could do it. I said I think I could. This then turned into a conversation of how I have no sense of moderation (my words, not hers). I feel like these past few years (but maybe always) I've had a go-big-or-go-home mentality. I admire my roommate's ability to plan things out enough where she can thoughtfully make decisions. I, on the other hand, feel like I make decisions too often in the moment. And, once I have my heart/mind set on something, its got to happen. I mean, once I decided I wanted Leeann Chins, any other dinner option was just going to make me mad.
I don't know how to sum this up. I probably don't really even need to. Basically, I just wanted to share the story about the one rainy night when I didn't give a care about anything in the world other than getting Leeann Chins and how it was one of the most pathetic moments of my adult life. I can't believe I'm 24.