Inspiration, gratitude & surprises
I am so happy it’s Friday! Let’s see, this weekend our plans involve dinner with our friend Rick tonight…maybe a hike Saturday morning (let’s see how lazy we get)…waiting for our new stove to be delivered (thrilling)…Saturday night we are celebrating my Aunt Paule’s 80th birthday (yahoo!!!) and on Sunday night, I have a cooking lesson with my friends, Barrett and Gillian. I have no idea what they are going to teach me but I can promise you it will be good and I can promise you I will post about it.
Hope you guys have a beautiful weekend!
-What inspired me this week?-
The documentary “First Position“- it was amazing! It follows 6 extremely talented ballet dancers, ages 9-19, as they compete in the most prestigious youth ballet competitions. For those of you who aren’t dance fanatics, I swear, the film is about so much more than ballet. It’s about passion, determination and grace. It made me feel very emotional- yes I did cry (with no shame), but it also made me feel very inspired!
This post by one of my favorite bloggers, Natalie, of Nat The Fat Rat. You may read it and think that I am odd for liking it so much, considering I don’t have children, but it was just such a simple yet incredibly moving piece. She’s a great writer.
Considering “365 til 30” turns 1 on my birthday, I thought it could use a little gift as well, and I decided that meant a little makeover. I’m so excited to see it come together!
-What am I grateful for this week?-
I may have written it all in the post I wrote this week entitled “Tiny Things”
but I will add a few more…
a date night with Jen– not only is she my favorite yoga teacher but I love spending time with her. She makes me laugh, she makes me think and she makes me feel understood. I am so grateful she’s in my life.
my readers. I am seriously grateful for you guys. I look forward to interacting with you every day.
-What surprised me this week?-
How fucking excited I am about turning 30!!
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson