As many of you know, this year has been particularly challenging for me in so many ways for so many reasons. Making sense of it, finding a silver lining, is easier some days than others. That said, I would not change who I have become for anything.
I believe the best lessons are learned hard. It's just a little speckle of the truth of life. I am not the person I was before we left Brooklyn. And yet here I am again. With new eyes and new energy.
Once upon a time, I spent so much time trying to do everything perfectly. Perfectly according to my moral compass that is. The world was black and white. Strong lines were drawn. And I always made the right choices.
But here's what this last year and a half has taught me: life needs to be lived for the day. So I've softened my edges a bit, been making bolder choices, drinking coffee;) I have a job. I am back in Brooklyn. I am more actively engaged in my kids' daily activities. I push my limits. Am growing my collection of tattoos. And I've blurred the rules of my veganism.
I want to be more fun. So I choose to be. I laugh more, get home later, order in more. I write when I feel like it, not when I set myself a calendar. I take more classes. Wear wilder clothing. Dance on my bike.
Here are some silly things that I found in a ridiculous email that perfectly reflect how I am feeling these days...enjoy!!!: