My friend SF is probably the funniest person that I know. I can be having the absolute worst day at work, and she will make some comment that will turn my sad tears into crying tears. #thankful The other day, SF and I were being typical girls and discussing what we want our weddings to be like when the time comes. SF said that her “non-negotiables” were lobster and champagne for each guest, so if that meant having a wedding on an obscure day and only inviting 30 people, it would just have to happen like that. At first, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing that I had ever heard. But when she used the term “non-negotiables,” I knew that she meant business.
Compromise is a very important part of life, but so are the non-negotiables. In my eyes, the non-negotiables are the things that make us who we are and can define our character. I accepted my job offer because I wanted a job where every day would be something new; for me, that is a non-negotiable. In a relationship, my biggest non-negotiable is honesty. Feeling like someone is dishonest with you is one of the worst feelings in the world, and once trust is broken, it’s never the same. I even have non-negotiables in clothing – I don’t like anything that’s too short, shows my stomach, or is ill fitting.
Today is only Wednesday, but I am feeling pretty beat down by the week already. If you’re in the same boat that I am, take a moment to think about what your non-negotiables are. Is the reason that you’re feeling beat down related to some of your non-negotiables? Maybe it’s time to cut off a dead end friendship or get back to having 8 hours of sleep a night with that non-negotiable bedtime of 10 pm? Maybe it’s time to start looking for a new job where your time and talents will be appreciated?
I hope that your week is going well, so far! Thank goodness that we’re on the downward slope towards the weekend from here!
What are your non-negotiables?
P.S. – I know that I have been doing a lot of composition-esque writing lately, but I’m planning to have some fashion pieces the rest of the week!
P.P.S. – This post is dedicated to my sweet friend Katy. I am so proud of her.