1. I miss that view. Our vacation was incredible and I might already be planning the next!
2. Along with the view, I miss the coffee from the Dominican Republic. If you live there, or are visiting there in the near future, will you please bring me some more back? I certainly didn’t bring enough home with me.
If I can’t have the DR coffee, then next-first choice is Trader Joe’s coffee. About 2 months ago, I thought we were out. And then Paul opened the freezer one day and pulled out a brand new, unopened canister of coffee beans. He is totally my hero. TJ’s coffee saves.the.day. everyday.
3. Last Wednesday was my birthday. I didn’t have to work so I spent (most of the) day in my PJ’s watching Netflix and browsing Pinterest. I also made a list of 28 “wishes” for my 28th year. Not all wishes of things that I want or need, but more aspirations, goals, inspirations. At the suggestion of Jessica, (um, this girl is outstanding) I hung it up by my bed and I’m already astonished at the effect it’s having on my life.
One thing I wrote was to connect more with people and I have already experienced myself living up to that one little line – in less than two weeks. Others are happening, too. So the moral of the story is – if you want to achieve something, write it down and put it somewhere which will be right under your nose every single day. It kind of works.
4. I find it really easy to fall into the “comparison” game. One more thing I wrote on my list: “Let go of comparison.” Lately I have been falling into that trap. It’s tough to admit it but it happens. In lots of different aspects of life, but especially with blogging. So I go back to this really awesome article about not falling into the comparison trap. The takeaway is to “run your own race.”
How do you turn away from comparison and strive to run your own race? For me, walking away from social media is a MUST. As is exercise and cooking/baking for fun. (Read: no-bake cookies on a Thursday night, just because. Who doesn’t love a good no-bake cookie!)
5. Paul and I are going to be going to New Orleans next month and I am nearly as excited for that trip as I was for our Caribbean trip. We have never been and I can’t tell you how excited I am for some beignets, hush puppies, an oyster po boy, etouffée. OK, obviously I am hungry and I love Cajun food. So where are the places we need to go? We are staying in the French Quarter, on Bourbon Street. I CANNOT wait.
PS – Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo