Out With The Warm In With The Cold

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Hello world!

Let me say first that I am so glad it’s cold outside. When I woke up this morning it was a brisk 36 degrees.

I couldn’t have been more pleased. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

Not at all.

Are you that person who goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone is comfortable, happy, and all emergencies are taken care of? If so you are talking to your twin.

Me.

The problem I seem to have is that I expect the same courtesy from others.

But it never happens.

My friends are always telling me about their relationships, what they expect from the guys, and the lack of delivery, unless under pressure.

Well no more.

Walking to class this morning in the cold I had a certain enlightening moment.

Look out for yourself first.

If what you’re doing for everybody is wearing you out, and you aren’t reaping any of the benefits then I say cut them loose. If you can’t break the cord just yet well don’t fret! Just make yourself unavailable for every circumstance or crisis that comes up. I’ve started doing that in my own life, and let me tell you it’s working.

Now all I need is a good book like Austen and I’m good.

-N

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