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I Can't Sit Still

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so excited about something new that I want to do ALL THE THINGS and do them RIGHT NOW! But I'm also in a season where I realize that slowing down and taking a breather is a good thing. It's Spring and the sun is shining here in Southern California...I need to remind myself to soak it in and experience renewal rather than just relish in the rush of daily life.

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JUICIN’

I’ve been doing really well with my nutrition and workouts lately, but for some odd reason, I decided a couple of weeks ago that I needed a system jumpstart. Or maybe I’ve been reading too much GOOP. Either way, I’ll be doing this for three days.

I seriously hope it’s not disgusting and that I don’t turn into a raging psycho or have to haul ass to the ladies in the middle of a work meeting…if you know what I mean!

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Have you ever done a juice cleanse? Any tips? Mine is from a raw organic cold-pressed juicery, so I already have confidence in what’s going in my body…I just hope I don’t starve to death over the next three days!!!

Wish me luck!

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I’M WHO I WANT TO BE

Every now and then, I have an epiphany about life.

I’m not a plotter, planner, or big feelings processor, so when things hit me over the head, I’m always surprised.

I guess that’s the point of epiphanies.

Not too long ago, I was talking with a single girlfriend of mine. We were going back and forth about the trials and tribulations of 30-something singleness and how hard it is to meet good men. The conversation started going down a sad road for her and as upbeat I was, not too much was going to encourage her out of that funk.

Being a solution-oriented person (enneagram type 8, anyone?!), I tried to offer options on how to meet “the one” - most were shot down.

I shared some experiences that to me, felt really fun and social – she wasn’t interested.

Finally, out of the blue, a question popped out of my mouth, “are you even who you want to be before you meet the man of your dreams?” 

And a thought straight up walloped me over the head:

I’m who I want to be.

Somewhere along the way, my family, friendships, work, life experiences, and faith prepared me for this moment. Sure, I’m still single…but I’m ready.

I’ve built a life for myself that I thoroughly enjoy. I’m an entertainer and homemaker. I’m adventurous and fun. I’m romantic and flirtatious. I’m silly and crazy. I care deeply for the people in my life and would do anything to help someone in a bind. I listen and also enjoy a good discussion. I am wise and still learning. I have an open heart.

That moment really surprised me, but I haven’t let the thought slip away. I have been so damn encouraged and I hope all my single sisters are similarly blessed with an epiphany just like this!

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Thanks to the incredible Kelly Sauer for capturing me just as I am (again!)…she stayed at my house while I was in DC, and though I feel cheated because I spent less than 24 hours with her, I am honored that she pulled out her camera for a couple of minutes. Kelly, thank you for sharing your gift with me!!!