I’ve got a passion for books, baby! And Cory calls me his little bookworm.
Yes!!! After months of work to get it ready, it felt great to put that For Sale sign up
I’m sort of cheating on this one. My company sponsored a WSU baseball game last month, so technically we attended the game, but most of it was watched from behind the bar of our suite (playing bartendar for the day). So we still need to try & make another one. Anyone want to accompany us??
Another cheat. This one is only about a 25% cheat though. We super spring cleaned the majority of our house. It’s organized, spotless & I’m loving it. It truly frees up your mind space to live in a clean & ORGANIZED (most important, in my opinion) home. So…the cheat comes because we lost steam & haven’t totally organized the master bath, kitchen or garage. Those three rooms are still on our To Do List.
I’ve got some pretty fun things still ahead of me this spring & I hope you do too! Be inspired – take an item or two off of my list or create your own, whether it be on paper, a blog or just in your head.
(Celebrating my birthday w/friends.)
(Feeling happy & confident in a body hugging pencil skirt w/my husband at the Boys & Girls Club Gala in March. Good news – you don’t have to have a perfectly flat six-pack to rock a pencil skirt!)
(Pre-5k run w/friends at the beginning of this month.)
(And then went out to celebrate w/tapas & sangria!)
I will also say that it matters SO MUCH, who you surround yourself with. It brings you down when you spend a lot of time with ladies who obsess over every calorie & regularly body hate on themselves. Instead, if you hang out with women who are more realistic & appreciate who they are & what they’ve got going on – it begins to rub off on you & make you so much less body-obsessed.
2. I’m more comfortable with my decisions.
I know that everyone may not understand why I do what I do or say what I say or feel what I feel. I don’t need them to. And it’s truly as simple as thing.
Pretty easy thing, right? Not for many woman, especially those of us who are people pleasers (and I know very few non-people pleasers, honestly – almost all of us have it in us).
It’s taken 25+ years to get to a place where I don’t LET myself worry about what others think of me. I don’t think about “them” and what “they” are thinking when I make my decisions. And “they” can be anyone: co-workers, friends, strangers, acquatainces, family. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in what people think of you, but it is so freeing NOT TO CARE!
I try to make every decision based on what is true to myself. And of course there are times when I make the wrong decision, but then I only have myself to blame & can learn from my mistake. I no longer have to get frustrated because I let someone else lead me down that path – I make my own paths now.
3. I’m more comfortable in my relationships.
I have this need to control things, including relationships. It’s like, when my relationships were going my way, I received the validation that I needed. At 26, I have done enough work on myself that I no longer need or seek validation from relationships, aside from the ones I have with God & myself.
And that has made all of the difference for me. I’m able to accept that people come & go from your life & that you don’t have to label them, because life doesn’t operate in black & white.
(At the Winefest Walkabout w/some long-term friends who have never left my side. I’m lucky to have these ladies in my life!)
At 26 I feel like I’m growing into the person I’m meant to become. And I don’t know about you, but so far life has only gotten better w/age & I’m that it will continue along that road. : )