Could it be, are we Suburbanites?

So, today I am preparing to go to a meeting tomorrow and I said to my husband, “You remember we have to go into the ‘City’ tomorrow, right?” To which he replied, “O my goodness we are total suburbanites.”
My husband and I met in a fairly large city in the midwest, fell in love there and we got married there. Then his job shifted us out to the west coast. Since neither of us knew anything about the west coast other than it is terribly overcrowded. Therefore, we decided to move outside of the city, because we understood that a fairly large city in the midwest means a small town out west. Why does the word, suburbanite carry so much negative connotation. I enjoy my suburban life. We can flit around town with ease and we even know some of the clerks at the local stores, because life is pretty simple out here in the suburbs. Although, when we were younger we never thought we would want to be away from the fast paced city life. As we have settled into our life together things have slowed down and we don’t go out as often as we used to. We do enjoy a good adventurous vacation or day tripping here and there, but friday nights these days include a movie and snuggling on the couch with our dog. Here is what the Urban Dictionary has to say about the Suburbanite:

“The most prevalent vermin in the USA, usually indigenous to the Midwest. Recognized by the following characteristics:
-Pretending that they have lots of money, but are actually broke after spending it all trying to impress people with their McMansions, SUVs, etc.
-Love of shitty chain “restaurants” such as Applebee’s, Chili’s, The Olive Garden, IHOP, etc.
-Severely lacking in social skills and intelligence, due to their refusal to interact with anyone other than their elementary/middle school classmates from 15-20 years ago.
Suburbanite: Ooh, I don’t like it in the city! I might get shot or mugged or something!
City Dweller: Stay the f@*$ out, we don’t want you around here anyway!””

And as much as I don’t like to admit it, we are suburbanites. No longer the twenty-somethings we were, but growing older and taking on more responsibilities. Who knows maybe even someday I will be a soccer mom?!?!?
As for now I will be content to be the mom of a Four Legged King.

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10 Things I Believe

Since, I am new to blogging I thought I would give you a peek into who I am by sharing with you 10 things that I believe. This for sure is not the exhaustive list (that could take days), but here are few that matter to me in no particular order.

1. Animals are gifts from God.
2. Love is the most important thing.
3. If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.
4. Education is important to success but not the only thing necessary.
5. Hard work will always pay off it just might not be the dividends you expect.
6. There are consequences for every action, be sure your actions reap the consequences you desire.
7. There is nothing better than coming home to a dog who loves you unconditionally after a bad day.
8. Many people (and pets) will come and go in your life learn from them.
9. When everything is going wrong trust that it will eventually pass, nothing lasts forever.
10. My dog is the best dog in the world. (If you read that “my” as personal to you, you will agree) πŸ˜‰

I would love to hear what you would have in your list.

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What is your word for the year?

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Grin and bear it!

I love pinterest it is a break from reality for me. I enjoy looking at all of the craft projects, and humorous memes. Every once in awhile you stumble across something that can really help you find perspective. Today I came across a post about finding your “word” for 2015. My word for 2015…ENDURE. Β One of the reasons my husband bought me a puppy is because I am facing some health issues and he thought the puppy might help me focus my energy in a healthy place. I know that 2014 was pretty tough I battled with depression, I went from high to low and everything in between. Since our puppy will be going from a puppy to a dog this year I know he will have somethings to endure too. 2015 should prove to be exciting, scary and full of fear, but I will endure and make it through. With my husband by my side and Naayae to anchor me in love I know I can do this!