To sum up this weekend, I might venture to use the single word: Amazing.
The amount of love I receive from my friends is downright staggering. We went to a baseball game, we took in the Baltimore sites, we went to some of my favorite places in Baltimore to eat and drink and there was gut wrenching, smiling so much my cheeks hurt, hilarious shenanigans all the weekend through.
Beautiful women, loving, supportive, hilarious, beautiful women in my life (seen above and below and some not pictured, but were there in spirit).
Two videos that also added to some of the hilarity of the weekend –
If you’ve ever seen my Pinterest boards, you will know that I love inspirational quotes.
This one spoke to me today. Being around an insane amount of awesome people in just one day reminds me how much I love humanity. My job and purpose in life, is to really seek out the awesome in people, and I am so thankful how perfectly that is working right now in my life. Have a great week ya’ll!
Well Hello there world!
There’s something about birthdays that makes me sentimental… which makes me want to write… Maybe its all of the candles I have and will blow out in the next couple of days and the past wishes that have or have not been granted to me. I am turning 31 today and I am excited. I feel like that number sounds old, but I don’t feel particularly old, so I think that means I am good to go. 😀
I’ve been looking at clouds longingly alot this past month. Listening to this song and staring off into the stratosphere has given me alot of solace. It really brings me peace and gratitude when I’m in that mindset.
Remember in July when I was declaring that “I’ve been saying to myself – this – this life right now – it can stay just as it is. There is nothing else I could ask for right now…”
Well destiny went ahead and improved it for me. My situation at my work is beyond my wildest expectations… the times I have been having with my cherished friends and family are as good as ever.. And my ability to run far distances is back on track.
Believe you me, I know things could change for bad or good. Could change in an instant! But I’m going to keep taking some leaps of faith and see where it takes me! Huzzah 31! Bring it!
And because I like to read and study quotes like its my job… I wanted to pull one from this Blog Levo League… Here is an apropos one of late regarding turning 30 or being in your early thirties.
“Lastly, please don’t forget that this is your journey. This is your path. This is your practice. This is your life, and there is enough success and love in the world to go around. Take your time, build a life that you love and one that delights you. Engage in your work with intention. Make sure to laugh enough, and don’t forget to be silly. And if all else fails, remember it’s OK to have a Nutella and Netflix night every once in a while.”
Have sustained me like no other this year. The Orioles and the RAVENS!!!!! Those teams have given my momma and I so much excitement, so much happiness, so many reasons to look forward to each new day.
Many years ago, I would scream at the television if sports were on and say “SPORTS!” cause I did not understand why paying attention was more important than whatever else I was doing…. It took these past seasons to understand what the love of a hometown team can truly do to your heart. This is it! I am a fan for life! No matter if they win or lose. I UNDERSTAND NOW. So Thank you Sports Teams for reinvigorating my life.
Go check out the videos on the Ravens website from the Parade, etc today. They made me laugh and cry.
In other news, my new vocation in the biopharma world is keeping me on my toes, stretching my skills and pushing my abilities to a new level. This also means that those hours I used to be cooking and blogging after work are now filled with work activities. We’ll see if that changes, but for now I am uber thankful I have something amazing to be contributing my time to. This new vocation is going to give me the funds to purchase my own place and for that I am thankful. Happy Ravens Purple Parade Tuesday BALTIMORE!!!
From the words of Jillian Michaels…
“Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.”
So glad I got to ring in the new year with some of my best girls! Here’s to Health and Happiness all year long. 😀
WOOOOOOT. Just logged another set of miles this morning! Totals 15 miles from Sunday! Hot damn!
So if that is not evidence enough, my goals are being achieved. I have found a way to enjoy eating low salt food on 90% of my days (fyi, nutella is low salt :P) and I have gotten up before the crack of dawn to hit the gym or hit the pavement EVERY DAY and it has been GLORIOUS. My brain is working, I don’t feel tired during the day, the BP is sitting right on the edge of the healthy range and the new job has been great. Just great. The people are awesome, the work is stimulating and I know I am going to learn a ton about the business of project management from my new team.
Look at beautiful Carroll Creek….
So enough about that, the real inspiration for this post comes from a certain set of people. Those people are the Women in my Life.
I am here to say that I am thankful for each and every Woman in my life. The women who inspire me, the women who check up on me, the women who tell it like it is, the women who bring laughter to my life, the women who brought adorable babies and doggies into my life, the women who cheer me on, the women who nag me, the women who love me and really to the women who believe in me. It makes me cry as I write this, but I AM SO THANKFUL.
I have recently become addicted to Cher Lloyd music and this song is perfect to fit these words…
Happy Friday wonderful Women!