This summer has had some hard stuff mixed into it. Some of it has been beautiful. Some of it has been incredibly painful. An overlying theme has been a lack of “enough-ness” from me personally. Messages that I’m not enough in this area, or in that. Some of these messages have been internal from me-to-me, and some of the messages have come from the outside in. Some of those messages have shown up at the very worst time.
It’s ok to have a rough summer. Things will get better. I am enough. I am doing enough. I am listening to my body. I am healing in the every-day. I am choosing to have compassion on that woman in the photo above, because she is doing the best she can right now. She’s not perfect, but she’s brave.
What do you do when the bride’s birthday falls exactly 7 days before her wedding? Throw a Bachelorette / Birthday party, of course! On March 9th, 2019 we celebrated my not-so-little sister’s birthday (and her bachelorette) with Goat Yoga, bellinis, a private belly dancing class, birthday cake, and margaritas!
Tune in next week when she gets married!
In September 2018, Dana and I teamed up to throw this shower for ‘Bride-to-Bee’ Carol Anne. The wedding countdown is on!
“If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves
All I want is you, will you be my bride?
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea…”
– lyrics by Barry Louis Polisar
For the weekend of my 30th birthday, we went to Key West. We ate crepes, drank cuban coffees, rode a scooter, swam in the pool, gawked at iguanas, visited gardens, and petted six-toed cats at Hemingway’s house. Mostly we were in love.
Lately I’ve been grateful…
For my mother’s nativity set.
For mistletoe kisses.
And guitar strings.
For the comfortable joy of being home for Christmas.
And the sparkle that comes from being with the people you love.
For dogs underfoot.
And for feet covered in henna.
For special moments with my sisters.
And the sweetness of Hannukah lights and David stars.
And for my Santa, who always insists on rocking this holiday hat.
However you celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful holiday, friends!