Thursday, April 26, 2012
BRUNCH WITH BIRDS
I typically don't like to get too personal here on the blog. I'm not really one to air my dirty laundry on the internet, but I just have to say it -- for the past 2 months I've been feeling under a lot of pressure and pretty stressed out about some things. I began to notice last week that I was becoming so consumed with my work and future goals that I was isolating myself from a lot of little things that bring me joy -- early morning runs, making art, yoga, cooking for myself and spending quality time with my friends. I mentioned earlier this week that this past weekend was about making some transformations. Putting on a pretty dress that makes me feel good and enjoying a simple and delicious brunch with Jen & Annalise helped bring to light that I was not stepping back and taking the time to appreciate the little things and a life that is, in the grand scheme of things, pretty darn good. I firmly believe that it's very important to surround yourself with positive people and to recognize those who truly have your best interest at heart, as opposed to those who simply don't and take advantage of your generosity and/or positive spirit, so that you can truly maintain a healthy life and exude happiness into the world for others to share. In a lot of ways, you really are who you surround yourself by, just as much as you are your own thoughts. While I didn't really dig deep and discuss the intimate details of my life over my veggie scramble on Sunday morning, I did come to the realization that I am truly fortunate to have friends that inspire me to be the best person I can. So, here's to all the friends in my life that have encouraged me, helped me grow and allowed me to simply be myself and let that be enough. I'm excited to pay it forward and bring this much simple joy into the hearts of others!