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Slowly Becoming a Yes Person

Last week I did something I very rarely do – I went out on a “school night.”

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And I didn’t get back home until midnight, which is way past curfew for the girl who likes to be in bed by 9:15 every night Winking smile (Yes, I’m a lameazoid on week nights and I’m not afraid to admit it!)

When Shane asked me if I wanted to go see Britt Floyd at Red Rocks with he and his dad, my first reaction was “no.” It tends to be that. Kind of like last weekend at Blend, when Heidi asked me at 7:00am if I wanted to go trail running. I’m pretty sure my initial reaction was scrunching up my eye brows and shaking my head NO at her. But then I decided to go. And I’m so glad I did, and was able to experience a morning in the Utah trails with my roomie buddies.

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Stole this picture from Heidi :)

This is the same process that happened when Shane asked me to go to the Red Rocks concert. NO. Then, ok…maybe…yeah.

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And again…I’m so glad I did! Not only did I get to experience the awesomeness of going to a concert in the middle of a mountain, but I also checked an item off of my 30 before 30 list, as well.

I’ve also decided that if you’re going to come and visit me, we’re going to go to a concert at Red Rocks. It doesn’t matter who’s playing; we’re going. We saw Brit Floyd, which is a famous Pink Floyd tribute band. I really like about 4 or 5 of Pink Floyd’s songs, but don’t really know any others. It was still a blast to be immersed in the amazing acoustics, fun and life-loving crowd, and such Colorado culture.

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I still say “no” and stick with it for some things…if I feel I’m being pressured, if it sounds boring/something I dislike and have already experienced, if it’s too expensive in my opinion, if there’s already way too much on my schedule, etc. However, I’m slowly coming around to being a yes person.

I guess you could say that I’m slowly becoming a yes person. Right now, I’m a “no…ok, fine, yes-person.” Winking smile

Do you consider yourself a yes person?

Do you go out on “school nights” often?

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  1. I’m kind of the opposite; I say yes and then wish I hadn’t, haha.

    I’ve slowly gotten better at not being such a lame-o on school nights. I’m trying to eliminate the needless rules that put pressure on me.
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  2. I’m glad to hear that you had a fun time! I definitely struggle with that a little bit too – saying yes to anything that throws off my routine. But, I realized that I missed out on so many fun times that way! Of course, I still have to say no sometimes (for the reasons you listed) but it’s nice to be able to say yes to things that I would legitimately enjoy doing.
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  3. OMG, this is soo me. I always say no. Great topic!

  4. That is an awesome concert venue!! I’m definitely becoming more of a yes person but I wasn’t before. I’m slowly realizing that life is short and god, I’m only 29, but that you have to enjoy all there is to offer!! Hard to say no now!

  5. I am yet to hit up a concert at Red Rocks…clearly I need to remedy that!
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  6. Um hello gorgeous concert venue! I’ve always heard of Red Rocks, it’s beautiful!! Yay for you for saying yes…I am so bad at being spontaneous!
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  7. I find it very hard to be a ‘yes’ girl on weeknights… I go to bed so early, and I need that time in the evening to rest and ‘de-stress’. While that’s all fine and good, I think it releases good mood endorphins to have a bit of variety and fun in shaking things up, so good for the soul. I’m trying to be a better yes person for that very reason! What a gorgeous venue, it would be very hard to pass that up! And those Utah trails… amazing.
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    • I totally understand ya there, Christa. Getting home late on a week night can throw off my sleep for days!

  8. I totally get where you’re coming from! I’m asleep no later than 9:30 during the week & in bed usually for 8:30 reading. 4:45 comes very early in the morning!!!
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  9. i was an always yes person, for years and years and years, and then i became a no person because i said yes too much, and now i think i have a good balance. well, not NOW.. right now i don’t do shit because i am pregnant and don’t want to go out at night or wake up early haha.. but typically i think i have a good balance. glad you are saying yes and having fun! i will def be coming to visit you and all the colorado ladies once i am not with child haha. xoxo
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    • LOL! And I can completely appreciate that. Kicking it on the couch watching TV at night- and not waking up to an alarm are two of my favorite activities ;)
      Can’t wait until you come and visit!! :)

  10. I am so bad about doing anything on school nights… I go to bed early, too, which is why I’ll probably rarely be able to make the trail running group that Heidi is putting together. :( I need to be more of a yes person, though — who knows what I’m missing out on!
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  11. I am more inclined to be a yes person when summer comes along and I go out on school nights too. Since I actually worked at a school, it was hard to do and wake up early the next day though.
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  12. I only started to become a ‘yes’ person after I spent several months getting back in shape. Somehow becoming more fit also helped to kill off the lethargy I had about other things in life. And I’m SO glad I did.

  13. I’m quite content saying yes or no so long as it sticks to a preplanned plan. Last minute plans really put a knot in my knickers, which is why spontaneity and I don’t play well together. That being said, I’m sure I could learn to loosen my rigid chains, even if it means going out on a school night (usually a no-no for me too). I’ve done it before and I didn’t hate it. :)

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