Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Goodbye 26*

my 26th year has felt a lot like these flowers.
pretty, unique, waiting to bloom...

this year has been all about learning:

learning what works for me and what doesn't, learning what i need to let go of and what i need to hold on to with all of my might.

I spent the last few hours of 26 with a few girls from work, who over the past year have become a group of my closest girlfriends. As we were sitting at a table at one of my favorite restaurants, laughing and talking, I heard my heart whisper "more of this please"

So here is hoping the next year is filled with laughter, kind gestures and love.

lots and lots of love...


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Link Love*

I spend a lot of time surfing the internet.

there is something about being a few short clicks away from amazing photos, insightful blog posts and hilarious videos that makes me incredibly happy.

so I've decided to start a collection of my weekly favorites right here...

You Are Not Alone. Not By A Long Shot

It's The Reason You Are Here On Earth

The Word of The Day

On Manifesting and Introvert~ness

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday full of inspiration and discovery xoxo

Saturday, August 6, 2011

a new mantra*

have you ever heard a message over and over again, never really paid much attention to it, and then one day you read it or hear it again somewhere: suddenly the message sinks right in to the very core of you and you realize the words you are seeing and/or hearing is the most brilliant message?

that definitely happened for me today. i was reading a daily email i receive from The Daily Love and there it was, my new mantra;

take what resonates with you, and leave the rest

i know i have heard these words time and time again. they were repeated over and over again to my classmates and i in theatre school. "every process will not make sense to you or work for you as an actor. take what resonates with you and leave the rest".

"oh sure..." we thought. "you're spending valuable classroom time to teach us this method/exercise/lesson, but if it doesn't work we can just drop it.... sure..."

we never realized they genuinely meant it...

i never realized that this message would come back to me early one saturday morning, and that i would finally get it. the words and the message would finally be clear. so this new mantra is now posted in places that i will see it every day and focus on what works for me. i don't have to put value in every lesson, every passage i read in books, every quote i read. I will continue to listen to them all, but only take what resonates with me and leave the rest...