“Don’t You Forget About Me” – a common theme today. In many various ways.
Since yesterday was such a relaxing and refreshing day, I woke up revived and rejuvenated. I hit up the gym for an 8:30 Power class, and then decided to tack on a spin class afterwards. I had tons of energy and felt like sweating. My body is already saying “Don’t you forget about me”. I am feeling all of my muscles thanks to most of the Power tracks being increased weight factor and the Ride instructor adding in two extra songs for good measure since it’s spring break here. At least my body is giving me gentle reminders and I can still move. I foresee some time with the foam roller in the future, that’s for sure!
I swear it was whispering “Don’t you forget about me”. I was thankful for the reminder, since it was needed for our dinner tonight. We are having my favorite Crockpot Chicken & White Bean Chili for dinner tonight. I had to be sure to defrost it some, so I could chop it and get the crockpot going. I am looking forward to sharing this meal with my baby sis tonight. I love our Tuesday night visits.
Around that same time, I heard whining…and realized I left our dog outside when I went to the gym. Her little pout definitely said “don’t you forget about me”.
Don’t You Forget About Me by Jancee Dunn. I finished this book a couple weeks ago and have completely forgotten to review it until now. This book was very fun to read. It was all about nostalgia and how the way we perceive the “good old days” may not be as accurate as we believe. In the book, the main character Lillian is surprised by her husband wanting a divorce. She then has to move into her parents’ home and live in her old bedroom, still decorated in tons of 80’s paraphernalia. During this same time, her 20 year high school reunion is approaching and she finds herself daydreaming about an old love, her past friends, and how perfect everything was back then. Through the book, she finally grows to realize that people change and things aren’t always as glamorous as remembered.
I loved how it shows that we may alter a lot of our memories to make ourselves feel better and to glorify our experiences into something they might not have been. I think it’s fun to reflect on past times, but we have to be mindful of living each day to the fullest and having the desire to move forward and grow in our lives. I can relate to this on how I used to get caught up in memories of a previous relationship and thinking how it was always exciting, instead of focusing on the reality that it wasn’t respectful and fulfilling. Or how fun it was to go out with friends all the time and travel freely, forgetting the monetary stress and needless drama that ensued. I can even apply it to body image. I know I can definitely get caught up with memories of how in shape I was at certain times of my life, instead of focusing on today and loving myself right now. The book was a pleasure to read. I think it’s interesting how something that is purely fun can also be thought provoking. Don’t You Forget About Me was definitely both entertaining and personal to read.
- Are there any things you are nostalgic about that may not be as good as you remember them? Do you think it’s best to have a realistic memory of events, or do you like having certain memories appear sweeter than the reality?
- Do you ever have days where you are scatter brained? What is the worst thing you have forgotten before?