Q U O T E S

So like any normal female, I’m totally addicted to Pinterest.  It did inspire me to be crafty at the beginning, but now I really just love it for all of the outfit ideas and the quotes.  There are quotes for every mood, every situation, every emotion – and yes, I have been accused of talking “in Pinterest” before, both in person and via my Facebook statuses.  I figure there are worse crimes.

Well it is late afternoon Wednesday at work which is prime I’m-bored-at-work-let’s-stalk-Pinterest time, so here are a few good ones I’ve seen today.  Enjoy!

Seriously – why don’t I remember this all the time?  I’m a pretty healthy person but sometimes the shit I eat (like how I overdosed on curly fries on Saturday) seriously sicks me out.  Why don’t I always remember this?  I wish I was as motivated to eat as pure and healthy as I do immediately after watching “Food Inc.” or reading “Skinny Bitch”.  But since football season is around the corner…no chance.

 

I feel like someone who had a really short Starbucks drive thru line and heard their favorite song on their way to work one morning posted this in their cubicle.  I am excited about everything on those mornings too!

 

I like this.  Down to business.  No fucking around here!

 

I wonder this too! 

That didn’t sound wistful enough.  Okay.

I wonder this too….

 

Seriously – what are you waiting for?  Stop saving those cute greeting cards, that party dress, the expensive perfume, or the fancy lingerie for a “maybe one day” moment.  What is it they say?  Oh yeah… #YOLO :)

 

This about sums it up sometimes.  But the best part is taking that step back into “seeing how much more she can take” territory and realizing just how strong you are.  It reminds me of another favorite Pinterestism of mine – “You don’t realize how strong you are until you need to be.”

 

And finally, some wise words from one of my favorite girls.  Whenever I see these kinds of quotes (the “few words done in cute colors” kind) I always wonder how someone would sum me up.  What words would they use if they had to describe me on a hot pink purple card?  It kind of helps you refocus on the type of person you want to be, the perfect version of you summed up on a cute little postcard :) 

[[ Song of the day :: "Roll On" by The Little Willies :: because of Norah Jones, duh! ]]

D E N V E R

I spent the weekend in Mile High City – one of my absolutely favorite cities.  I first fell in love with Denver when I was out there for a month for work in November 2008 and I haven’t been able to stay away since.  It’s a gorgeous city filled with the friendliest people and an urban feeling that I can only hope Phoenix is able to duplicate one day.  Plus it has three Nordstroms and Phoenix only has two.

The weekend was full of a lot of activities, including a Derby fundraiser party where we got to dress up in some amazing  outfits, soak up some sun, and sip on mint juleps (which I am never drinking again, FYI).  Highly recommended and I am officially confirming my attendance for Denver Derby 2013.

There are a lot of reasons why I am so drawn to Denver.  It’s where I started my career, dated my first hippie, celebrated weddings and birthdays, tested my inner strength by running around in a strapless dress and heels in negative 10 degree weather, and it’s where I’ve had some of the absolute best times of my life.  Plus, it’s called MENver for a reason.  In many ways, it has become a “second home” to me, and it is the only place I will willingly (green) couch surf.  What I love most about Denver though is that it’s where I have made many new friends and cultivated some of my dearest friendships.  The city has become a backdrop to much in my life, so every time I head back for a weekend I can’t help but think how far I’ve come since my first trip out there four years ago.

As I’ve mentioned, there have been a lot of changes in the last few months and even in the last few weeks.  Some of these changes I have made myself, but of course life isn’t so predictable (or kind).  The hurdle comes with the changes you have no say over as you try and survive the whirlwind of self-doubt, hurt, confusion and regret that can follow.  Everything has been a cluster the last few months and I have been desperately trying to figure out how to get myself back on track.  Then this weekend, something happened.

What happened?!  What did you learn?!

Hold on people.  I by no means had a eureka moment that will rival whatever The Secret says (still on my list of books to read, by the way).  I thought about how much had happened since my last trip to Denver – how much I had changed as a person and how much had changed around me.  I thought about all that might happen before my next  trip to Denver and got really excited about all of the potential and possibility of where my life would be at by that point.  And that was the exact perspective I needed – like no matter how hard it is going to be facing some of these changes going on around me, by the time I am on a plane to Denver next, I’ll have made it through.

So for now, that’s my POA (plan of action) – save my energy and love for people who deserve it in my life and cherish the love and support that I receive back.  Continue to grow and learn and push myself to become the best possible version of myself that I can be.  Keep moving forward and don’t ever look back.

And if life ever becomes so overwhelming that I need an escape to take a breather and regroup – well I hear the view is absolutely stunning from a mile high.

[[Song of the day:: "Who'll Stop the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival :: because sometimes you just need some CCR in your life.]]