Wednesday, October 29, 2014

No Work Wednesdays

My best friend Marlee and I love Despicable Me.
I love friends. I love the idea of friends, I love the feeling of friends, and I love MY friends. I don’t know if I’ve said it before, but I have the best friends in the world. I am the happiest I have ever been because I am surrounded by the best people I could ever ask. My friends are my sidekicks, my rocks, my joy. They listen to my crazy, support me in any way they can, and the advice they give me is stellar. I will always hold my friends close to my heart because I know what it feels like to go through life without friends. I am thankful to have a handful of people to call best friends, and I am thankful that the connections in school have allowed my number of acquaintances to grow. I appreciate everything they do for me. Whether it’s answering my stupid questions, teaching me how to use Instagram, letting me cry on their shoulders, coming to my first university football game with me, or jamming out to the new Taylor Swift album, I treasure every moment I spend with them. The previous sentence was all based on true stories.

I share Wednesdays with Ashley (middle) and Madison (right).
The reason I bring this up is because I have had a fantastic day with a couple amazing friends. Among this insane time of midterms and essays and more midterms, we have found a haven with each other. We are all burdened with an extra long break in between our classes on Wednesdays. We try to get work done, but in a three-six hour time span, full focus remains unreachable. So we fill in the space with whatever we feel like doing that day. That has included shopping trips, adventures through forests (resulting in me falling in a river), Taylor Swift jams, McDonalds lunches, and life chats. We have officially dubbed Wednesdays as “No Work Wednesdays”. Don’t be surprised if it ends up as a hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.

Believe it or not, I have a moral to this whole thing. People get so stressed out about life. They get all caught up in the bustle of work or school or personal thing, and they forget how important it is to be with other people. Everyone needs friends to kick back with. It lowers your blood pressure (not based on scientific fact), and it makes you feel good about yourself (also not based on real facts). So if you’re going through a tough time right now, make sure you schedule some time with your best friend. I promise you that it is not wasted time. Could you get work done in that time? Sure. But will you run yourself down in the process? Most likely. You need the time with your friends. Trust me.

-Daniella

P.S. Go follow these people on social media.

Ashley:

Instagram and Twitter- @jupperoni

Madison:

Instagram- @greener18

Marlee:

Instagram- @marleejane28

Twitter- @MarleeJane28

Blog- http://marleeandyou.blogspot.ca/