24 August 2020 – Work at Lifelong Relationships

Weekly YES Quote!

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.”

Helen Keller

Weekly Reflection

This past week was the first full week I’ve been able to spend in my new spot, and I’ve been loving it!

The quote from two week’s ago in the yes post, Take the Plunge, still stands out in my mind: “Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”

Well… here I am picking up speed!

Although I’m not fully unpacked nor have I finished carting over items I may or may not choose to hold onto, I am making serious progress towards completion: 90% of the items in my new spot have a home, items that are missing (new couch is en route!) have a designated space, and wall decorations are slowly going up!

I highly recommend checking out last week’s post regarding Cleansing Your Space if you haven’t already.

And the best part about it is that I’ve not had to go through this change alone.

My best friend Nick W. not only helped me find the spot, but he’s been monumental in moving assistance and critical purchases (I can’t imagine my life without you).

My amazing friends Ethan and Nick M. spent a full weekend helping me repaint furniture and assist / have been assisting with moving activities (I’m always good for pizza and beer, boys).

My ride or die Nikki has helped to get me out of the apartment so that I can reset my intentions and come back refreshed to conquer more (she might even be moving into the same complex… fingers crossed!).

My loving parents have ensured my mental and financial health are intact (I owe you so much towards my success as a person and professional. Thank you!).

The support system I have is unreal, and I can’t thank these people and others not mentioned above enough.

Which brings us to this week’s yes post: although change may be in your foresight, you never need to go it alone nor should you.

I could’ve put my head down and with a heavy heart decided that I was just going to barrel into this next chapter alone, but what fun would that be?

Instead I reached out to friends, family, and loved ones to assist me with all aspects of this process.

I don’t need to walk through life alone even as I forge my path as an independent person.

And neither should you.

We should always remember and cherish those who have helped us get to where we are.

Weekly Challenge

This weekend I packed a bag and headed to North County San Diego to stay with my old roomy Nick.

We haven’t had much Nick & Aly time since we stopped living together back in early August and that simply wasn’t okay with us.

He assisted me with some more moving activities (he helped me purchase a TV… tip for you readers: I’m not a savvy TV person), and we watched countless episodes of Frasier (so far we’ve crushed FriendsWill & Grace, and Cheers – sitcoms are our jam).

I’m even writing this week’s yes post to you from the island counter in his kitchen!

The point of sharing more information about my weekend with you is this:

I’ve been going it solo for a while now, but I’ve not forgotten who my people are, and more importantly I’ve not forgotten to show them what they mean to me.

Has anyone come to mind for you as you’ve read this post? Someone you may have lost contact with as you and they have grown separate?

We will grow apart if we don’t put in the effort of maintaining the relationship.

Every relationship, no matter how easy the relationship may seem, requires work if you intend on the relationship lasting.

I firmly believe that your friendships, work relationships, family relationships, and maybe most importantly romantic relationships all require work in order to be healthy, happy, and steadfast.

This week I challenge you to reach out to one of your people who you may have lost contact with, drifted apart from, grown separate of… Touch in with them, connect with them, and find out how they’re doing and share with them how you’re doing.

Sometimes it’s okay if relationships fade – for not every relationship is permanent and that’s okay! Some relationships are stepping stones towards our own betterment and weren’t meant to last.

But some relationships, no matter how dormant they may have become, are meant to last, and all it takes is a little work from you to bring that relationship back to the present.

So pick up the phone or send the text, tweet, Facebook message, DM, [insert social media reference for contact here] and contact that person or persons who’ve come to mind this week.

I’m sure they’d love to hear from you as much as you’d love to hear from them.

Just as this week’s quote by Helen Keller says,

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.”

Reminder to Just Say Yes!

As always, say yes to experiences that present themselves to you! Life is full of fun and wonder – don’t be stuck at home wondering what life could be like, should be like, would be like… drop that nonsense! Get out there, say yes, and never look back!

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I’d love it if you shared some of the ways this week’s quote has made you feel, and who you’re looking to connect with or advice on how to connect with people you’ve lost touch with this week!

We each have a unique journey, and I would love to share in yours.

Published by yesmaamaly

Aly Bonomini is the creator of the blogs Yes Ma'am! & Cheesy Vegans. She is an avid adventurer, experience enthusiast, and motivator who lives her life by the motto: "Just say yes!"

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