5.17.2012

On Being Excited

I get excited. A lot. I can't tamp it down (although I've been told on more than one occasion that I should). I am happy, enthusiastic, upbeat...

All of this, in theory, is good, I mean there's an entire genre of books aimed at upping ones happiness quotient, and yet, being perky isn't the most revered of qualities. It's seems more respectable, cooler even, to be harried, cynical, sardonic.

I'm holding firm though. I don't mind being uncool...being cool is overrated. I'm not afraid to walk out of situation that was magical/fun/interesting and be excited about it (really, really excited). I'm good with that.













Over the past two days, I've had the opportunity to sit down and chat with a design icon, have dinner in quite possibly the most stunning, soulful home I've ever encountered (above), and share lunch with a wholly inspiring and talented woman. It was a good two days.

I am (really really) excited.

15 comments:

katie//salt+pine said...

I'm the same way. I'm a big ol' dork and I revel in it. Life's too short not to be excited. :)

Nicole said...

i just love your enthusiasm. way to just be you in the best possible way you can be.

xo

keepfeeling said...

i'm right there with you on the excitement. most of the time i need to calm the F down.

and i must say that all three things you just had the pleasure of doing are very, very COOL.

xo

Callie Grayson said...

yeah, you should be excited!! Always good to have 2 good days in a row :)
I am happy and perky all the time, it drives my boss (aka the ice queen) crazy! She eve pulled me aside before a meeting once to tell me that I am not aloud to smile or giggle in the meeting and that I needed to speak with the other designer and tell her she couldn't either. Well, the client was cracking jokes and making funny comments, how could we not it was really hard to be like her. SOOOOO I decided, to heck with it, I am going to be ME! happy go lucky girl! So, if i see a pony walking along the side walk, that squealing you hear is me squealing with all delight!!

to being happy!!
xx
callie
ps can't you tell how exciteable I am!! I write explantion points on almost every sentence, can't help it!

elisabeth said...

YES! Miya and I have been discussing this very thing. A sardonic remark here and there can be a part of witty conversation, but sarcasm isn't really a life choice, at least not a happy one. I don't buy into the notion that happiness and enthusiasm are uncool.

kristin said...

yes! most of my life i've been hiding my enthusiasm and general passion to fit in, but in the blogging circles i follow, people tend to try hard and get excited, and i love that. glad you're one of those, too! :)

fullasanegg said...

I am so with you lady! I get excited about everything, the most recently thing to make my husband raise his eyebrows in a 'you are a loser' wya was our freshly painted mantelpiece and how excited I was to put flowers on there.
It's the small things

nileta said...

Well, now you got me all excited :) Andy Warhol's quote is super inspiring and so true. I love the plants on the table! Such a great idea! Have a wonderful weekend :)

About Last Weekend said...

Your enthusiasm and kindness is the reason I come and visit...and the beautiful pics! Soulful is the way to describe that home, it looks lived in...

UrbanChiqueNess said...

I am with you sister! So many little things to appreciate.
xo
E

P.S. You have to check out my girlfriends art work "Haute Handed"
http://urbanchiqueness.com/my-chique-friend/

Totally thought of you...enjoy!

kalanicut said...

I cheer your good cheer & excitement. The best times in life are when we're excited about what we're doing. Snarky & sarcastic are totally uncool. Cheerful & exuberant the best of cool. Keep it up girl!

Jen C said...

And this is why I love you.

kelly christine said...

i can see where audrey gets it. don't ever lose it! xoxo

Danny said...

good good goooooooood stuff, being excited and all.

la la Lovely said...

Being excited is a good thing. And these are def some great things to be excited about! Wow, must have major amaze to interview J. Adler. So happy for you and all of the amazing things happening, friend!
xo . trina