photo via BELLAmumma
I was browsing through a few blogs (yes I found the time to, or rather I was up at 4:40 AM finishing Etsy orders and finished earlier than expected) and I came across a lovely post over on BELLAMumma about being positive, feeling fabulous in the morning, and carrying that feeling with you throughout the day. It's a short, lovely read and encourages with small reminders we can all strive to practice daily...... read here
Today I have a much needed girl's evening with my college bud Lindsay. It's not often we get the chance to connect, certainly not as often as in the past, but I always know it's going to be a time filled with tons of laughs, good food, and positive energy. We both studied interior design together and our visits tend to help us feed off of each others creativity- it's the best. Can't wait!
Etsy has been steadily busy, actually quite busy this past month transitioning into the Fall season. I thank God everyday for how blessed I am to have the opportunity to design and create pretty things for clients and their special events. My husband was talking with my Mom the other day explaining to her that sometimes he'll pass by the office and see me working on an order with a little smile on my face. We all know that when you're in the 'groove', you don't necessarily analyze your actions, therefore I had no idea that I "make happy faces". Listening to him say that gave me a feeling of satisfaction, it reminded me that working and doing what I love with my Etsy shop is an ultimate success.
I've been having some work struggles (with my professional day job) which I am just beginning to feel a calmness over, thanks to the support of my Husband and family. It's still quite fresh on the brain, however I know that I will soon feel the openness to share here on the blog- maybe someone out there is going through the same situation?
I've been embracing the simple things in life. I've been reminding myself a lot lately that time is not guaranteed to anyone. I've been breathing fresh air, enjoying bike rides with D, went on a spur-of-the-moment beach picnic date night with him, we have a concert to attend next week, then a little LA trip to enjoy with D the following weekend. It's important to spend time with the people you love, not to put it off and assume you'll have time in the near future. If your husband wants to grab an iced coffee and go to the comic shop- go with him, spend the time with him. If a friend calls to invite you for dinner or to meet up for coffee- go, you could probably both use some laughs and time to catch up. If your Mom is willing to come over and help you with a project or go out for lunch- go, spend that much needed time (and maybe you'll even stop to watch the sunset and take silly photos outside on the balcony- oh, or maybe that's just me and my Mom).
Hope all is well.