1. I could write pages and pages of how this has been one of the hardest weeks in a long time. But I’m not.

    We all have hard weeks. We all go through things and look around and think,”why is this happening” over and over and over again.

    So here I am on Wednesday evening. I’ve just gotten off the phone with my best friend. We talked about our day and how I feel rotten and confused and I’m unsure of what to do next.

    She reminded me that I’m not going to see any progress if I don’t make any changes. And she was right. She told me to “go cold turkey” and with each day that passes, stop and remind myself that I just got a little stronger. A little better. A little more like myself.

    So, yeah, I’m going cold turkey. Because I like myself. In fact, I think I’m pretty rad. And I don’t deserve to feel anything but.

    (And neither do you, by the way.)


  2. "How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you? From relationships long gone, to old grudges, to regrets, to all the ‘could’ve’ and ‘should’ve,’ to the dead friendships you still hang on to… Free yourself from the burden of a past you cannot change."
    — Steve Maraboli (via cosmofilius)

    (Source: observando, via k-presently)


  3. This is the best.

  4. This morning I met my dad for coffee. He’s here on a little vacation with his buddies and they’re all staying in an old beach house right on the water. The kitchen counter had their “groceries” on display (Tostitos, cinnamon buns and scotch) and the den had one of those “it’s island time” paintings you get from the touristy shops on the way out of town on the wall.

    We sat on the porch and drank some old Folgers coffee and ate cinnamon buns off floral paper plates. He asked me about boys and work and told me to not get caught up in the little things because they don’t really matter, after all.

    I don’t get to spend much time alone with my dad these days, so a Thursday morning coffee date was a real treat. I don’t think Folgers coffee has ever tasted so good.

  5. Most of the time, he drives me absolutely bananas. But I sure do love him.

  6. need. this. today. thanks.

    (Source: noperfectdayforbananafish, via brendan-i-am)


  7. PSA

    Do not buy those bags of Reese’s peanut butter eggs. They look all nice and Spring-like, but they’re actually the enemy.

    I know this because I just bought some and now they’re all gone.

    Because they’re in my stomach.


  8. Tonight I went to yoga and our instructor told us that “it’s not about what you don’t have…it’s about what you’ve got.”

    That stuck with me throughout the entire practice and I can’t seem to shake it. I’m incredibly guilty of losing sight of the present and worrying about what’s next and how I’ll get there. Especially lately.

    This was the perfect reminder to slow down and be grateful for what you have. To be present. To use everything you’ve got right now.

    I think I’ll sleep a little bit better tonight and I hope you do, too.