i have been bad and stayed up past my bed time often in the last week. there may also have been some summer bevvies consumed up in here. needless to say, all this social good time equates foggy brain and foggy brain cannot put a post together. instead, a few unconnected sentences about a few disjointed thoughts somewhat related to the nature of things:
i firmly believe that friends who aren’t honest with you are not real friends. i’m so fortunate to have peeps that respect me enough to give it to me real and tell it like it is. in particular, my spouse. he knows my limits even when i don’t and he always puts his foot down at the right time and for the right reasons. for this, i am so grateful.
he also knows how to deliver one hell of a compliment. “you’re nuts”, he recently said, “and i love your crazy ass”. it was honestly my most favorite. swoon!
i received a cool and life reinforcing statement at work recently. after bumping in to some old faces from way back in the day and doing the ‘how are you?’ chit chat, i answered the “what do you do here?” question. one guy said: “i always knew that was you”. i dug it.
in other news, we just had the kitchen painted the colour of the squamish river. it may be the best decision that i’ve ever made. no, really.
i also learnt a lesson (not about motherhood!). as it turns out, when you feel scared to publish something, it’s probably a story worth telling (and reading!). the numbers don’t lie and the pieces that i’ve felt the most anxious about, the most conflicted about, and the most exposed (and terrified) by, are always the ones that i receive the most engagement, acknowledgment and encouragement for. i also get more hate flung my way but i ignore those folks. here’s one of those posts, for example. many near anxiety attacks were fought off when it went live but just as many love letters were received. it reminded me that i am not alone and we are all in this together. kleco kleco.
speaking of togetherness, it is always worth telling people how great they are and that they matter to you. even if it makes them uncomfortable ’cause i think we should love-and-kindness the surprise right out of each other. it should be normal to feel appreciated and delighted in (says me). p.s.- you’ve been warned, i offer mush.
lastly, somehow summer is about to sneak out the back door… the last few mornings i smelt autumn in the air and found myself looking for a cardigan to wear for my open-window coffee date… the real news is that me and my crew survived another season. perhaps our best yet, actually. happy has been the theme and despite the many challenges we faced, we thrived. i know for sure that my resilience comes from the relationships that make up my life. family = 1, life stress = 0. go team.
i sincerely hope that you are also well.