Good morning, and happy Friday! You didn’t think I forgot about week 3 of The Gratitude Challenge, did you?
Week 3: Family: This is a big one, and there is no possibility of expressing everything I feel towards my family in this simple blog post. Well, I love the idea of family in general, because I like that we are bound to them. No matter how many disagreements, conflicts, or misunderstandings, at the end of the day – they are irreplaceable. You can’t just say ‘I’m finding myself a new mom/ dad/ sibling’ every time things become uncomfortable. This might seem like a nonissue to many people, but my wandering soul/ self has a tendency of moving on from people, places, and basically anything else far too easily, because sometimes that’s what life calls for. BUT I will always carry my family with me, because they created me! Every dad-joke-induced laugh, hug from my mom, and sleepover with my sisters has formed me. There is no ‘me’ without them, and I don’t think any other person in my life truly knows me until they’ve spent time with my wild family. They might drive me crazy, disapprove of some of my decisions, and steal my clothes… but I do the exact same back! 😉
Ironically enough, I had the scariest nightmare about my family this morning, and woke up alone in a dark hotel room, bathed in anxiety. I called my mom, and instantly felt at home. I guess that’s what family is to me, at the end of the day. No matter how far I wander, what I discover about life, or how many times I change my mind, I am so grateful to know that I have people who not only know me so deeply, but want to continue to invest in the person I am becoming. Family is home – a safe place – somewhere your soul can rest. And that looks and feels different for everyone!
What are you grateful for about your family?Okay… now I need to quickly transition into style because I looove this dress. I won it at the Revolve Carnival, which I went to with my friend Bri, and it was a BLAST. You know your girl loves her snacks, and as I shared in this caption, I really went for it. lol. We also rode some rides, and duh, stalked my favorite attendees from IG. Aaand our fun was quickly shaken when our Lyft driver ran a red light and almost hit a pedestrian 🙂 Anyone else always have the weirdest experiences with Lyft/ Uber?!
This ‘belt’ is actually a three-strand necklace I bought a few months back from Ann Taylor, but it matched so well, it was begging to switch roles for a day. You gotta do what you gotta do.
What do you have planned for this weekend? I can’t believe it’s here already. Have a fabulous Friday, friends!
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