Some fun outside before lunch today.
“Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself.”
So a friend of mine is pushing me to do a project. Something that involves photographing bicyclists all over the city. Some of the time it would involve asking strangers to pose by their bikes for me - as well as a short interview of sorts. Here’s the thing, I don’t bike. I’m not part of the community. How would you feel, if you were commuting on your bike, if some girl with a camera flagged you down?
“Recent studies show that Generation Y (the cohort born after 1980) ranked values such as community involvement and self-acceptance much lower than wealth attainment, personal image and fame. These young people — also sometimes called Millennials, Gen Me, or Gen Entitled— are less willing to donate to charity, protect the environment, or get involved in social causes. These statistics demonstrate that children are becoming disconnected from nature and adopting an unbalanced perception of the world.”
In this funny, poignant talk, Brené Brown explains what makes us feel a sense of love and belonging. It’s a powerful reminder (especially for all you Type A’s out there) to embrace the messy and unknown, even when that leap of faith seems scary or uncertain.
Watch the full talk here »
It’s been a great weekend!!! Yesterday we went for a hike (might post pics of that later) and enjoyed a nice lunch together. Then I went to my second FLYoga lesson (it’s where you do yoga while balancing on other people, mostly their feet). So much fun!!! Had a wonderful supper with friends and hung out a little after to let the kids play! Audrey was a very happy, very tired little girl last night. So far today I went for short run. The weather is beautiful!! Spotify didn’t work for me though which caused me to lose a little mojo. Hence the short run. Since then we’ve been on the back porch just soaking up the sun!!!! Wonderful, wonderful weekend!!!
I had one of those haunting dreams last night (thank you fried rice and sleep aid) that I know will be on my mind all day today.
I was fighting something but I was also watching myself fight. And just before I woke the thing I was fighting disappeared. I never got to really see it or even know why I was fighting.
While Audrey was out shopping with Matt today she decided she wanted to do something nice for me. She picked me out some tea and surprised me with it! Love this thoughtful little girl!!!!
Mama got her nails done! Felt so good to have some alone time! I also stopped at the Fair Trade store and got a super cute shirt on sale! Now to look forward to a relaxing afternoon and a yoga workshop tomorrow. Smiles!