Without going into detail, these last couple of weeks have been pretty rough and tumultuous - causing me to step back, reexamine, and go about things a little differently.
There have been two deaths recently in my life, affecting both my personal and professional worlds. Both lives that were taken were taken too young and taken from two people whose lives had such stories to tell. Both deaths were unexpected. Both deaths could have been prevented.
It's a shame that we don't treasure in life the very thing we long for in death.
Over the past few days, after attending two funerals, I took some time to just think. and as cliché as it might sound - I decided to enjoy every moment. Maybe this comes with maturity or maybe it changes as you get older - but I find that the more I dedicate myself to my life, the more I find more in my life that I love!
On my last trip to Atlanta, about a month ago, two of my friends decided to make a list of everything I said that I loved. I have to admit it was a bit long and at first I was bashful but now I treasure that there is so much in life that I have experienced and that I love. Some are crazy - some are
So for the next few weeks, I'll talk about my List - all in hopes that you not only start to create your own, but begin to live your list!!!
1.) I love that I'm single.
-yes this has it's obvious disadvantages - however the obvious advantages far outweigh, at this moment, the few disadvantages.
-I get to go anywhere I want - whenever I want - doing whatever I want. I can pack my bags tonight, hop in a car and drive to the Poconos for the weekend. Or get on a plane and go to Paris.
2.)I love cars
-I know I have mentioned this in previous posts but let me stress how much I love them! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE cars!
-I love the freedom that is associated with it!
-Let's not talk about if my hair is done - WHAT! I love being fly in a good looking car and most importantly I LOVE seeing other women look good in cars. A black women in a black bmw - AWESOMENESS!!! ( a little vain - yes - but we all have that in us somewhere)
3.) I love food!!!
-ummmm, who doesn't - right?! But with me - food is so much more than sustenance - it's joy on a plate! It's not just a meal - it's excitement in your tummy. A good, juicy cheeseburger and a milkshake - a bowl of fresh pasta a la Bolognese and shaved parmesan cheese!!
I know this might sound weird but newsflash - I'm a little different!
Next week - I'll talk about more (hotels, travel, shoes, flowers, magazines) but in the meantime - let me know somethings on your list! What do you just love about your life - or even better what are some things that you want to start enjoying about your life!
Remember, life is meant to be lived - EVERY DAY!!!!
Pics of some things that made my life beautiful over the past few weeks.....