Good afternoon! I got back from Denver last night and rolled in my apartment just before midnight. The entire experience was awesome, I had so much fun working with the ladies at American Express OPEN and the Score folks as well. I also made a new friend, Amanda, who was my social media co-panelist and co-founder of Think So out of NYC.
[I will also mention quickly that the red bag I packed and photographed earlier this week is a Jack Gomme purchased at Spare Parts, an adorable shop around the corner from my apartment who also sells Jess LC.]
In other news, a super-secret blogger from Texas and her husband are flying in tomorrow morning to model and shoot our new Diversey lookbook. And to make things even more crazy, we also have a Macy’s trunk show tomorrow night on State St. from 5:30p-11p. Feel free to stop by and say hi, I’ll be there in the first half of the event and Melissa will be finishing up the show.
Saying Yes to Life
As you know, my life looks totally different now than it did just seven days ago. And with it has come a wave of highs, lows, and opportunities. I’ve also realized that over the past year or two I became comfortable in my life, I was happy and content. Within that contentment, I was comfortable with saying no to opportunities that did not align with my intentions. For example, I loved nesting and being at home more than traveling. So I wouldn’t seek out opportunities to travel unless it was for something major like a marathon or business trip. I also didn’t see a huge benefit to networking without a specific purpose. I liked to stay in on one of the weekend nights and just relax. I preferred one-on-one interactions over large groups. I went mostly to my favorite local bars and restaurants close to home. I even liked ordering the same meal each and every time I went to dinner.
The up-side to this life was that it was exactly as I liked it. I only did things that had a known positive outcome. I didn’t waste my time doing things that might not align with my intentions. It was like I created a security blanket of ‘no’s’ that kept me warm, safe, and secure in the little life I enjoyed so much.
Then the move happened and what I “wanted” is not available to me anymore. I am forced to go off-roading on the life plan I mapped out so meticulously. My main goals and destination is still the same, but how I will get there has been altered. Life has something different in store for me. Something I didn’t plan. Something I didn’t ask for.
And though right now I have no idea what the hell that new life looks like, I have decided to have faith that it is even bigger, more rewarding, more satisfying, than the life I had planned. Even though I don’t know why it’s happening yet, I trust that it’s not happening for any other reason than to make me a better person.
Given that I don’t know where Life is leading me, I have decided to just start saying yes to things that I may not normally choose.
I’m saying yes to travel for work and play when the opportunities arise.
I’m saying yes to meeting new people and going out in larger groups.
I’m saying yes to networking without an objective.
I’m saying yes to letting tomorrow sort itself out and to doing the best I can today.
I’m saying yes to living life without the answers.
I think by saying yes to these new unknowns, I will start to be guided towards the path that Life has in store for me. And though there may be some new things that don’t work out for the best, overall I will have a better chance at finding happiness where I may least expect it.
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