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inspiration, gratitude & surprises

31 May


image via one part gypsy

what inspired me this week?

– a wine & watermelon margarita fueled Friday afternoon with new friends Mary, Jacki & Lindsay and old friends Rachel & Erin. It was an epic afternoon in the sun. They are a seriously soulful and interesting group of woman.

– my new personal essay writing class at Writing Pad with Taffy Brodesser -Akner. There really is nothing better than spending a few hours once a week with other writers.

– yoga class with Tamal on Tuesday night. Every time I leave his class I wonder why I don’t make time for it everyday. I swear it changes my whole perspective.

– the new healing crystals (pink opal, serpentine, blue topaz & aventurine) that I bought in Sedona. I sound like a total hippy, don’t I?

– the book “Why We Write

– the book “How To Write A Screenplay in 10 weeks”. You know I love goals.

what am I grateful for this week?

– I think I found Frank!!

– finding a new therapist I loooooove.

what surprised me this week?

– everything you need always shows up exactly when you need it. Why do I forget this?


“In order to lead a fascinating life- one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance- you must surround yourself with precisely those things.”


inspiration, gratitude & surprises

19 Apr


What inspired me this week?

BettyVision – what a fabulous site!!

22 things happy people do differently

planning my bachelorette party! Yay for sun, pools, the desert, girlfriends and cocktails.

sending my book proposal out. Goodbye little one! I hope you come back with good news!

reading my friend Cicely’s blog

the project 30 q & a this week

a five-year old called me fat

I literally cannot put down “Gone Girl

my  other new book “Why We Write”

this quote – “inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”- Pable Picasso

oh and this quote – “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Socrates

What am I grateful for this week?

My mom-mom (grandmother). SO happy she’s on the mend after being in the hospital for the last week

sweet Brian for surprising me with a compilation CD of songs he thinks could be contenders for our first dance at our wedding. Probably the most romantic thing ever

I am so grateful for Rachel of One Part Gypsy for taking our engagement photos. I honestly didn’t know I could love pictures more.

My home. It’s always filled with light and I feel so lucky it’s my space to live and work in

reading in the bubble bath on Sunday afternoons

recently my life has been filled with unexpectedly lovely surprises, especially regarding work. I love it when this happens. So much better than a string of unexpected shitty events, huh?

eating a red velvet cupcake while reading in bed

What surprised me this week?

I had my first therapy session after many many many years. I expected it to be hard to pull out of my shell but instead I was SOOOO CHATTY. Couldn’t shut me up.


My favorite song this week…