Tag Archives: Life Lesson

friday letters

20 Jul

Dear Seal and Macy Gray, Can’t wait to see you two this weekend at Ravinia! I’m pretty sure I’m going to have just as much fun with you as I did with Lifehouse last year.

Dear people that complain about their job/boss publicly, I don’t understand how you feel comfortable doing this. How do you know someone isn’t going to see it and say something??

Dear Natalie, Thank you for your kind words over the last few weeks. You make me smile each and every time we talk/write/text 🙂

Dear Corey, I kind of want to hug you for minutes and minutes when I see you.

Dear Charles Bradley, Your station on Pandora is perfect for a Friday morning in the office. Work it.

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My heart is heavy after reading about what happened in Colorado. These tragic moments are reminders to give one more hug, kiss, anything.

You just never know. 

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let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we see

11 Jul

I want to travel so badly I can’t think of much else.

Dusk, Piazza Navona, Rome Italy

I want to go home right now, pack a bag, and go somewhere… almost anywhere.

Retro

I want to experience something new.

Floating Lantern Festival in Thailand.

I want to try something scary.

El Caminito del Rey, Spain. I am adventurous, but I could never do this!

I want go somewhere nobody knows me.

Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston... Lovely, in a word.

I have probably 8 trips planned in my head… all of which are just waiting to be gone on.

italy.

I want to bring friends with me, I want to go alone, I want to go with my family… I just want to GO!

gorgeous photo!

Wouldn’t it be so fun to have the time and resources to just hop in the car and drive across the country or go to the airport and jet off somewhere?

Lombard Street, in San Francisco

Dip my toes in the ocean, climb a mountain, eat amazing food, visit small towns and big cities.

Simple. Classic. Italian.

I’d love to fly away somewhere with my boyfriend, hold hands while walking down streets neither of us have been down before, and fall more in love with travelling and each other.

Someday

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5 things i learned over the weekend

26 Jun

1. Less is more.

2. It rocks that I have 2 sisters. Not just one, but two. It makes the moments I miss my mom easier – they know what I’m talking about.

3. Ordering cheesecake (with strawberries – duh) to come out at the same time as dinner can be the best decision ever. I also learned that it’s okay to eat the cheesecake and drink wine instead of eating my actual dinner. 

4. Random I love you phone calls can turn my whole day around.

5. Reading for hours instead of cleaning my apartment is perfectly fine.

Honorable mention… This is what happens to mini cupcakes when you put them in front of me and the boyfriend when we are hungry and an hour away from dinner…

something to believe in

22 Jun

Believe!

We all need something to believe in and I think it’s important to learn to believe in yourself. I also think it’s important to surround yourself with supportive people. Last week I decided I was going to, get this, become a runner. Not just one of those people that runs randomly but really does it. I know I can do this, but I welcome support and happy thoughts.

I’m not sure if I’ve said it here before, but I’m a huge fan of Caitlin over at Healthy Tipping Point. (Seriously, I want to be best friends with her.) This morning she posted a video that couldn’t have come at a better time – it’s so incredibly inspirational. You should head over to her blog to read about it and watch the video… and to drool over her breakfast.

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I’m SO excited that it’s the first official weekend of summer! Beach, sun, kayaking (wha?), sleeping in… oh how I love it! 

xoxo

big bear hugs

22 May

I don’t have much patience when it comes to waiting for the things I want. I get anxious and wonder why it hasn’t happened yet. Especially lately. I have so many goals, wants, wishes, and hopes that I can’t figure out why they aren’t ALL happening right NOW. I feel like I’m taking action toward achieving my goals, but I’m not there yet. While it gets frustrating I do try to remember what I do have going for me RIGHT NOW. Where I am right now. What I’m doing right now. Who I’m spending my time with right now. I will never be able to get these moments back. Sure, I’m not where I ultimately want to be with everything, but why rush? A couple of weeks ago I was at my sisters house and I called my nephew over, picked him up, and asked him to give me a big bear hug. He did it, but then asked why I wanted a big bear hug. Because I won’t be able to pick you up and ask for big bear hugs forever. At some point he’ll be too big. At some point he won’t want to give Aunt Sarah big bear hugs [he’s still going to get them, he just might not like it as much :)]. 

Here’s to enjoying big bear hugs right now and not wishing away these fantastic and little and beautiful moments in my life.

the gong

14 May

A few weeks ago my sister told a story about how a woman on Oprah wanted to take a year long sabbatical, but financially couldn’t afford it. Instead, she went to work everyday as usual and as she walked into her house each night she would bang a gong to signify that work was over and she was free to do as she pleased.

To say that I loved that story would be an understatement. I’ve been complaining (too much) about not having time to get everything done that I want to get done or try new things. I felt like I wasted my days away in a windowless office and by the time I get home I was too tired to want to do much. Until I heard the story about the gong.

Instantly I had a new outlook on my time. I don’t have an unlimited amount of time to work with, but I do have time. Since realizing this I have been much more productive. I spent more time being upset about not having time instead of just getting things done. It amazes me how much I can get done in a short amount of time. Whether it’s a quick apartment cleanup, going for a run, running errands, hanging out with friends, or just doing something I enjoy. I no longer dread my commute home because I know it’ll be 45 minutes of uninterrupted reading. While dinner is cooking I make sure to tackle one or two tasks.

And let me tell you… weekends have been SO much more relaxing! I used to be so bummed that I only had 2 days off and then it hit me… I have TWO days to do with as I please. How great is that! I try not to think about work (too much) on the weekends and it has helped me enjoy them and be more productive.

Gong // Gong

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