Hope you’re having a great week and that you’re savoring every moment of summer!
In all honesty, I’ve been really struggling this week. I’ve noticed that lots of fear, anger, and sadness has come up for me and I’ve been pretty hard on myself. Do you ever have weeks like that too? Weeks where you just feel down in the dumps and down on yourself?
One thing that has helped me this week is reminding myself that I don’t have to have it all figured out right now.
And so, this week I want to also remind you that you do not, I repeat, you do not need to have your entire life figured out right now.
It’s ok if you didn’t work out this week.
It’s just fine that you didn’t drink enough water today or that you didn’t take your make-up off before you went to bed last night.
It’s ok if you made the minimum payment on your credit card bill and that your savings account has one zero.
It’s ok if you didn’t make your bed today or that you haven’t done your laundry.
Happy Friday you sweet lil mini muffin you! Hope your morning is sweet and delightful- just like YOU!
I am writing to you this morning on the heels of my solo trip to Austin, Texas. This year I decided to take my yearly solo adventure to Lake Austin Spa Resort where I pushed myself to try all types of new things like paddle boarding, kayaking, and yoga on a paddle board, just to name a few.
What I’ll tell you is that I was scared as all hell. I actually terrorized myself with frightful thoughts of falling into the 30-foot-deep lake that I was paddling in. I was stand-up paddle boarding and when I stood up for the first time I imagined the worst possible thing happening.
I took some light nervousness and turned it into a big monster. In a moment when I was conquering a fear, trying something new, and in the presence of the lushest landscape, I expected the worst out of life.
Alas, I was able to catch myself in this mental dark hole and decided to choose again. I took long deep breathes, ben...
Are you a people pleaser? I certainly am. I love to host people, take care of them, and make them feel good. On top of all that, I’ve also noticed how much I care about what other people think of me. What I’ve noticed is that all this focusing on how other’s might feel about me makes me feel really shitty about myself. I get all in my head, feel anxious, neurotic, and when I focus on what other’s think, my experiences always suffer.
Do you ever notice that we let our thoughts run wild, trying to predict what other people think of us, and then make up stories based on these assumptions? Does this make you feel good?
I recently invited a few of my friends out to something called “Drag Brunch”. Imagine an over the top drag musical review show with comedy, sass, and lots of color.
It was the first time we were all attending this specific show and one friend in particular had never even seen a drag show before. Going into our fun outing, I started to worry about my frie...