You know what I love?
Being able to give people directions! It is just a thrilling feeling to know that somehow, in a city that isn’t quite my own, I am able to answer someone’s question about how to get Harvard Square, where Newbury Street is, or what line they need to take to get to Fanueil Hall.
Makes me feel just a little bit more at home…
Happy Sunday lovelies!
Home wasn’t built in a day. – Jane Sherwood Ace
Clearly Prince needs to be on my short (very short) list of people to go see in concert.
Whenever I think of Prince, I am transported back to one of my best and most favorite birthdays ever. It was storming, as in snow storming and three of my most favorites and I ventured out to brave the elements. And these elements were insane! I mean it doesn’t really snow in Seattle and this particular winter was just out of control. Work was cancelled, people were totally hunkered down, there were snow day pub crawls and snowy walks. Anyway, off topic…back to the birthday…
So we all venture out to be like literally some of the only people out in Fremont and it was awesome. We were all right on our game, we were dancing and imbibing on a drink or two and it was just the perfect evening. It is a rare thing when people in a group are all on the same level of fabulous and let me tell you, it was most certainly achieved that night. We rocked out to Prince at the Ballroom and other various songs of course. Met some interesting people and got some rides home from those same interesting people. In a Jeep. In the snow. With PRINCE blaring.
Like all things associated with Prince…it was magical.
Two of my favorite things…beer and watermelon!
Do you ever have those life moments where nothing quite will resonate like a good quote or as I have previously addressed, a good song? I feel like lately I have been living a lot of those moments in my life. Maybe that is the place I am at in my life, but these quotes or these songs have been coming right at the exact moment where I need just a tiny bit more comfort or a tiny bit of something to hold onto to remind me that – ‘hey, guess what, it’s going to be ok and these trying times are making you the person you are destined to be’.
Sometimes it is easy to feel like you are losing yourself in the daily grind of life. When you are tired, when you are working, when you are trying to acclimate to new things in your life, when you are just trying to beat the heat, when you need to set aside feelings about different situations and remind yourself that you are important and that you need to refocus back on yourself…it is nice to know you aren’t alone, nice to be reminded that you are loved and cared for and nice to have a moment full of cliche with a quote or a song.
Here are some favorites of today…
“Nothing passes. Everything stays with you. Everything makes its mark.” – Shelagh Delaney
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”
“As we speed along this endless road to the destination called who we hope to be, I can’t help but whine, ‘Are we there yet?’”
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” – Reba McEntire
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
– Mother Teresa
Sending you all a lot of love from Boston,
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
― Janis Joplin
Lets just talk about how I made it through my first ever tornado warning. I know I am dramatic but holy shit. It was less than two hours from where I am.
As the news says, it is all about perspective, but wow. I have never seen a storm like the one I saw tonight. Again, I am fine, but this is crazy and I just can’t even believe it. A statewide warning??!! Guess that trumps the Bruins loss…