Sister and Sushi 

If there is one relationship that is like no other in my life, it is the one I have with my sister. A and I grew up just shy of two years apart so we shared our childhood, teen years, and, now, adult life together. We’ve been through the very worst and the very best times together and that is preciously what makes our relationship so deep and resounding, 

Tonight we shared three hours at the sushi bar together and I loved every second of it, including the sushi. There’s nothing quite as raw and re-invigorating as someone who knows you inside and out, someone who can finish your sentences, and someone who can laugh on que together. To all the women out there with a sister or best friend like this, give them a shout out tonight – they deserve it! 

Mama Said 

It’s not often we take the time to reflect on the people who have positively influenced our lives. I’m proud to say that my mom is one of those people for me. My mom, a very zesty woman, is not one to shy away from speaking the truth. She has shared stories from her upbringing, life lessons, and advice for my uncharted journey forward. She’s always encouraged me to reflect, appreciate, and give back to others. So as mama said they’ll be days like this. I’m so proud to say that after the whole day with her, my mom is one of the radest people I know.

2017. to a healthier lifestyle. 

it was hard to make my resolution list this year. being that every year I get carried away and often times end up with some many ambitious goals, I don’t actually get half of them done. in a way, this approach was making me feel worse about my current goals and achievements, because I always ended up feeling not as accomplished as I could have been.
so, this year, I have made one primary goal – to live a healthier lifestyle. health touches so many aspects of our life from work, sleep, exercise, friendships, leisure, intimacy, and the list could continue on and on. this year, I am determined to be a healthier me which (hopefully) will be accomplished in many ways:

  • a healthier physique – including weigh loss and increased exercise
  • a healthier work schedule – including leaving work on time and taking breaks
  • a healthier sleep schedule – making sure I get enough sleep daily
  • a healthier friend – being a more reliable and present friend to others
  • a healthier mind – making time to read more
  • a healthier leisure time – making time for crafting, sewing, and tv
  • a healthier soul – journaling and blogging as a creative expression

this may take some time, as I have already had to shift my day to day activities to embrace this lifestyle change. but I feel fortunate to be able to recognize when I need to change and that I am dedicating myself to me.

this year is about taking a hold of my life and lifestyle. i am aiming to inspire one person and that is me. to push myself to be live well and to allow expression to come naturally. i know that I can inspire a truly happier and healthier me.        ~ m