Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Things I Thought I Would Never Do

Today my co-workers had me giggling. They were having a discussion about things they would never do. I didn't get in the discussion because quite frankly I don't really know what I would never do. Well, except eat bugs. I would never do that {at least not purposely}.

I started thinking about things I thought I would never do and I figured I would share them on the blog.

1. I never thought I would join a sorority.

{This was my exact thoughts. Why would anyone buy their friends? How lame could you possibly be? Sorority girls are so slutty and conceited. All they they do is drink and mess around with fraternity boys. These are all thoughts that cross your mind when you THINK you know but you really have no idea. I joined regardless of my resistance and found my best friends in the entire world. Boy, am I thankful that I was wrong}

2. I never thought I would marry a white guy.

{Growing up, I always imagined this tall, dark skin man for my husband. With abs as hard as steel and swagger you couldn't resist. Imagine Morris Chestnut and if you have no idea who he is, I'll show you.


This is what I imagined my future husband to look like. But boy, am I happy that I was wrong. Morris Chestnut has got nothing on Sean!

3. I never thought I would attempt to go natural.

{Nappy hair is what we called it. Sometimes we called it kinky. Now that I am older I am surprised that any child would know the word kinky. That word should not be used to describe hair.

Nappy hair was hard, nappy hair was dry, nappy hair was ugly, nappy hair was hard to manage, nappy hair meant lots of tears.

Now I call it a beautiful journey to embrace that nappy hair. A beautiful journey that not many are brave enough to travel. A lot of people consider their hair to be their beauty and if all your life your natural hair was considered the opposite, who would want to embrace that? But I am so glad that I am embracing it. It is a lot of trial and error but it is exciting to see that I am finally learning what my hair wants and realizing that my hair is absolutely gorgeous in all its nappy glory.

4. I never thought I would own a cell phone.

{My mom begged me to get one when I entered college. I didn't want one. I hated the fact that anywhere I could be, everyone could get in contact with me.

My second year in college my mom made me because I had a bad habit of not returning calls and well, sometimes my mom thought that maybe I was lying naked in a ditch. She would pay the phone bill so I agreed and boy am I glad she forced me. I can't imagine not having a cell phone. How in the world can you live? The best part is texting. I can let you know I am alive without ever having to talk to you. Perfect!}

5. I never thought I wouldn't be living in NYC.

{I am a NYC gal. That is why I am street smart and have a bit of an attitude. I speak a certain way and I walk like a New Yorker. You don't know what a New Yorker walks like? Just imagine someone walking really, really fast but somehow managing to look rather chic and cool.

I love the subway and I love the shopping. When people who aren't from NYC finally step outside they say it stinks but I welcome the pollution. This is home, I love that dirty smell. Oh and that hobo on the train doesn't scare me, he told me he wants money to buy some beers. How can you be afraid of that? And you never mug a true New Yorker because you know that mace is their bff.

But here I am. Not in NYC. Married a boy who is definitely not from NYC. I am sad that my children won't be street smart but you best believe they will learn to lock the freaking doors, even if it kills me! I'm still working on that damn hubs of mine but he will be trained before the young ones arrive!

There are a million and one things I thought I would never do. I never thought it would please me to cook for my husband after a long day at work. I never thought I would not shop for new clothes in a year to save for my wedding. I never thought I would blog and share my life with people I didn't know but here I am.

Loving every moment of doing things I never thought I would do.

36 comments:

Ashley said...

great post! I had thought similar to yours -- glad I was wrong too =)

Whitney said...

lol too funny! Girl you know Morris Chestnut is oh so fine!!!

Frugalista said...

Great post. It just goes to show you that you never know where life is going to take you. Thanks for your input on paint color. We are still deciding and still have no clue what to do.

redwhitebride said...

what a cool post! you'll never know what life will bring you :)

Tiffany said...

I actually still feel the same way about sororities. At my school they just seemed so stuck up and unwelcoming. I don't do cliques. But everyone I know that's in a sorority absolutely loves it. Guess I missed out :(

tattytiara said...

Ah but it's wonderful when life surprises us, eh? Especially when it surprises us with cute guys for sure!

Mrs. K said...

Wow, we had a lot of "never" similarities. I still don't think I would ever join a sorority. Definitely never thought I would marry a white guy either lol but my husband is AWESOME!. For a while I never thought I would have a cell phone but that's not because I didn't want one. I was broke and in college and my family refused to get me one (so my friends got me my first cell phone). I lived in NYC and although I love to visit now, I don't plan on raising my future kiddos there. Good luck with your natural hair journey, you'll find out so much about yourself and you'll at least learn how to be more patient. LOL. At least, I did. Haha

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Faith, this might be my favorite post of yours to date. I really enjoyed reading this. :)

Becca said...

first timer on the blog! this is hilarious!! loving your posts!

ruthy ann said...

Its funny the way life turns out and how we can change!

What I Did Today said...

Hey! Where's the picture of your natural hair!? Did I miss it in a previous post? And speaking of posts, this one is awesome. I always tell my husband to never say never because he always ends up jinxing himself that way! And that part where you said, "I can let you know I am alive without ever having to talk to you. Perfect!" totally made me laugh. My feelings exactly. Looooove texting.

toi said...

I never thought would be living in Canada, being married for more than five years before I am thirty, LOL.

I never thought I would be so addicted to internet - I remember I was against my brother getting internet for our house in Italy... I knew I was going to be addicted, prevention is better than cure, LOL!

Great post.

Abs said...

Hey Faith! I enjoy reading your blog. I am happy to hear that you're trying out the natural hair......I never thought I would either and here I am....7 months into natural and loving it. You're welcome to check out my blog on my journey so far

http://nabstural.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Great post! I enjoyed reading it. I loved Morris Chestnut too - still kinda do :-) But he's got nothing on my man!

Sommer J said...

Loved this! One of my faves by you...well 2nd fave I think.

I think my nevers are a bit inappropriate. hehe. But not all, some of the nevers I ended up doing has made the life I have today! But I still never say never anymore!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Love this post! Glad we can be open to all the twists and turns life has for us! I too was a bit of a city girl and moved to the suburbs for the husband :) But cities are always fun to visit!

Kathy said...

It's so funny how life just throws us curves. We never know what we're gonna get out of it! Gosh.. you have me thinking about what I would never do as well!

Ashley said...

Faith, I'm loving this post A LOT! Its funny to think about some of things you thought you'd never do! Thank you for posting that picture of Morris...yummy! Going natural is beautiful and you are brave! I never thought I'd blog either...I never thought people would actually read my blog and enjoy it. lol. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Bri said...

Awww this made my heart smile.

Monique said...

I love this post. I can definitely relate to #2. I had the same vision of my ideal man being this tall dark skinned and handsome fella. However I absolutely love my hubs to be. I love that you didn't shop to pay for your wedding. I'm definitely putting in a bunch of extra hours to get this wedding paid for. I smiled as I read each and every one of these. Your voice comes through quite nicely. As for NYC I know what you mean about street smart.

K. Rock said...

Good post. It's always good to see the difference between who we want to be and who we really become. But I am sure you are happy about how things turned out.

Michaela said...

How fun to get to live in NYC! I'd kill to live there (; I love that we all never thought we'd own a cell phone hehe technology is insane!

love jenny xoxo said...

great post! It's so funny to think what it would be like to tell all this info to yourself ten years ago! it's crazy how much can change!!

XOXO

Desi said...

Cute post! I didn't really visualize myself marrying a white guy either, but here we both are... so happy with our white men lol! And I used to think negatively about sororities, but now wish I had joined one! And I didn't know you were a New Yorker! I have never been. I need to go at least once in my life :)

Tami said...

Not only do you walk like a NYC girl- you talk like one too. I fell in love with you even more the first time I spoke to you on the phone.

I think this was my favorite post ever by you. You are SUCH a doll.

P.S. I miss you too honey bunny! :(

Nycia @ Inspired Events said...

Great post girl! It's amazing what we find ourselves doing, that's why that saying "never say never" is so true. I totally can relate with you on marrying a white guy, I totally thought it would be a tall dark & handsome brotha to sweep me off my feet, boy was I wrong...

I truly enjoyed reading this one!!!;)

Megan said...

Love this post. Seriously...love it. It's amazing how we can think we have our life planned out and then God throws us some curve balls. Great thing He knows exactly what we need!!

Jaryce21 said...

I am cracking up about your cell phone. Ms faith, I am dying over here. lol.

Lil' Woman said...

Morris Chesnut....mmm, mmm, mmm...I'm glad I found the chocolate to my milk.

Brandi said...

Faith, I love this post! Really really enjoyed reading it!

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

I love this post. I too pictured myself marrying a dark skinned man. All of my serious boyfriends up until my husband were all dark and then somehow my hubby came along.....go figure.

PS I LOVED morris chestnut...::sigh::

Stephanie the PW said...

I LOVED this post! One of my favorites of all time, that is for sure!

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

Lovely post, what sorority are you in?

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Isn't it funny how life turns out? What a great list! I'm glad that marry a tall, dark, handsome man wasn't a hard and fast rule as it led you to your one true love. =)

I hope life continues to surprise you in fun and magical ways.

Huda said...

lol, love this post....life has a funny way of surprising us in the most pleasant ways.

ps. never understood the Morris Chestnut appeal, but I'm weird that way.

EmilyJane said...

RRRRIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKYYY
Love me some Morris.

Yes, this is still happening- I have nothing to do.