As I'm writing this it is Friday night and I'm in the car - 2 hours into our road trip home still with 3 hours to go. I'm writing a blog post to pass the time and just drank a Diet Coke so I stay awake. Let's be honest, there aren't many things I wouldn't give right now to be able to be sitting outside, drinking a cold beer, and relaxing after a long week.
It really does blow sometimes (slash most times) to spend a Friday night in the car. But getting to the lake at 10:30 tonight to go to bed shortly there after will be totally and completely 100 percent worth it when we wake up there tomorrow morning. At least that's what I keep telling myself.
I'll wake up to the natural sunlight coming through the bedroom window, throw on a sweatshirt, and head upstairs to drink coffee while looking out at one of the most peaceful places I could ever imagine. And that's when I will stop regretting a 5-hour Friday night car ride. Sometimes in life things really suck; but most times, it ends up being totally worth it.
It got me thinking: here are some other things that might make you say "But it was totally worth it"...
+ Cooking a homemade dinner.
+ Studying your bootay off for 4 years to get a college degree.
+ Shaving your legs. Does that suck or what? I don't really know, now that I think of it, I don't know if I always feel like that one is worth it...
+ Making the bed. Be honest, it feels so much better to crawl into a made bed at the end of the night.
+ That one tequila shot. (Or three.)
+ Paying extra for your monthly phone bill so you can get wi-fi in the car and write blog posts to pass the time.
+ Spending a good chunk of money on a week-long vacation.
+ Making the duck face in a photo with your girlfriend on girl's night out. It might not be instagram-material, but it's more about the memories...
+ Telling someone how you feel. Whether it be 'I love you' or 'It pisses me off when you do that' it always turns out better than holding things in.
+ Splurging on fro-yo or french fries.
+ The drive home. Anytime. Anywhere. It always ends up worth it.