so, mati and i had a total working slumber party at my place last night. it was her idea, and i’m thinking they are the best thing ever. our evening included wine, an italian meal (while we continued to daydream about this italian adventure), a shameless viewing of The Bachelor (we’re thinking shane is pretty adorable with her blush brush out on the slopes), and girlie “omg’s” as we unapologetically watched more than one episode of The Hills (spencer = eww). it’s been awhile since i’ve had a slumber party at my place. it was so much joy.
today, all day from morning to evening, we sat by the windows in the white wicker chairs and worked. it was a business date, side by side, as we schemed, plotted, dreamed, made lists, sent emails, and promised to hold one another accountable to our goals. we took breaks to eat, go for a walk (on which we discovered a pretty big secret garden so secret i never noticed it before – and it’s directly across the street!), and discuss matters of the heart. it was a productive day. a friendship day. a really good day. totally going to have more of those.
1. john and i celebrated 9 years together last week. i was in a haze (sick) but we’ll celebrate this weekend. i am so proud of us – more on that later.
2. a long conversations with my bff gina and with my friend stephanie – both ladies who totally understand my neuroses.
3. for change. that we change and evolve and grow up and out and all of that is ok. i’m really loving the idea that it’s ok to move on in ways that are good for us, even if it means we’re leaving something behind – that that ‘something’ served a very good purpose at a specific time in our lives, and now it’s ok to move ahead without it. it’s a way of honoring all meaningful bits and pieces of a life even when the meaning isn’t so full or present anymore. it all matters.