Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Life is Serious. Just Kidding.

I need to do more of this.
Disneyland Annual Pass, I've got my eye on you.

Something was pointed out to me this weekend that shocked me. 

I don't like to have fun.  

I wish I had a more eloquent reaction to this crazy revelation, but this was my first thought: 

What the WHAT?!?!

I learned this while attending an awesome seminar (Confession #1: Hello my name is Kalei and I’m completely addicted to seminars.  I’ve been clicking “REGISTER NOW” like its my full-time job).  

Somehow I developed this belief that Life is serious, Work is serious, Being a Christian is very, very serious.  And fun should be kept to a minimum. 


This struck me as odd since I tend to laugh a lot—especially when wildly inappropriate— and I’m always up for trying something new.  I’m not sure exactly when this came into play, but I do know this: 

I let life get heavy. I let it get serious.  I let it consume me. 

And that’s no fun. 

It left me wondering how to ignite my inner goofball--the super ridiculous, gosh darn mischievous, no-alcohol-required Crazy Pants.  The girl who was nicknamed “Giggles” in Girl Scouts, who played Laser Tag in her prom dress and fearlessly rope-swinged and zip-lined her way through summer camp.  

But here’s something I was taught too: I chose this, this heaviness.  

But I can change that.

Because I get to choose. 

I get to choose a life full of fun, adventure, joy. 

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. - Henri Nouwen
I wondered what the Bible said about fun, so I googled it.  (I also wonder how the heck I ever knew anything before Google).  Here’s something that really made me laugh: it turns out, fun is recommended

So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people to do in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life.  That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them.  - Ecclesiastes 8:15

I decided to add little blocks of “FUN TIME” to my calendar (yup, Type A Planner right here, folks).  And can I tell you?  Just seeing “FUN TIME” all over my week makes me smile.  
So this week, this girl is gonna shake it like a Polaroid picture.  And get out my seat and jump around. 

(Confession #2: Heck yeah, right now I'm cranking “Jump Around” and “Hey Ya”!) 


  1. I feel as if there is no better blog to comment on than this one. I would like to add to my job title "Assistant to Kalei's Fun Time" and have henceforth blocked off sections of time in my own said calendar for intense research and creative design designated specifically for this task. There is already much information noted on this subject and I suggest we begin our first "Fun Time" project ASAP.

    Please contact me should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

    Love you!
    Lil' sis

    1. I would be honored if you'd assist me with FUN TIME. Also, I heart you. Big time. :)