Fun Does NOT Die With Me
(and no you either!)
A couple of weeks ago I was watching Star Trek: Strange New World
And I love the character Number One. She’s awesome. And my son and I were talking about why I might like her character so much and he said maybe it’s because y’all are a lot alike. I’m feeling really good about myself at that moment. She’s a commanding officer. She’s smart. She’s responsible and the crew turns to her for problem solving etc.
And then ….
It wasn’t even 5 minutes later, and the crew was talking about how everyone refers to her as “where fun goes to die.”
And my son just looked at me and he couldn’t keep from laughing. In his defense, he was laughing at the look on my face.
I’m already a plant hospice - where plants go to die. But fun? Really?
But I know when people think of their fun friend, I’m the last one they think of.
It doesn’t mean I’m not fun. I just have a different brand of fun. I am not extroverted. My fun is reading a book, cooking, bubble bath, playing with one of my pets, swimming or lounging in my pool or on my deck, hiking a trail in the mountains, taking a stroll through the botanical gardens, watching a movie, playing a game …
And to add insult to injury … a few days later I began working through a coaching framework that assessed the balance in my life and in the fun category - I scored the lowest.
What? This again?!!!!
So now… I have this in the front of my mind. To say yes to more opportunities for fun and time with friends & family.
Immediately (like an hour later) after making this more of a priority I was invited to join some ladies on a reunion weekend … Normally I wouldn’t say yes to this - I would see if I could go on my own and find my own room etc … But I said yes & I am looking forward to that reunion road trip to Lubbock next week.
Today I said yes to my mom when she invited me to go with my kids and her to see the new Minions movie. And I had fun. It was so funny!
I’m trying to say yes to more fun. I’m trying to squeeze money out of our very lean budget for more fun outside of my house, getting new games and having a family game night, etc.
I’m really not where fun goes to die.
But plants? They don’t have a prayer!
What is fun for you? What do you picture when you hear the word “fun”? I always picture a media-programmed idea of extroverted type of fun - parties, lots of people, loud noises, bright lights and quite frankly that horrifies me. That is NOT fun to me. This is the reason I cringe when I hear the word fun. This is where I resonate with “where fun goes to die.” I do have fun - but it’s not by any extroverted media definition! lol!
Do you need more fun in your life? Do something fun this week and be sure to come back here and tell us about it!
PS: Please pray for me. This reunion weekend in Lubbock on the 15th? It will challenge me - new people, people I used to know and probably forgot and have to deal with that awkwardness… and pray for our safe road trip. Thank you!