Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy





Do you ever have moments when you are driving maybe and you kind of start reflecting on your day, or your week or last month and you realize just how happy you are?! Well that's been me. Just a happy girl over here. The last year has been a lot of reminders of just how short life is. The older I get, the more I enter into the reality that life doesn't stop. You can't press pause, and you are not exempt from the hurt the world brings. My childhood felt very excused from hurt and pain. I don't remember ever experiencing real sadness other than maybe that first time in 6th grade when I looked in the mirror after my braces were put on. That was a sad moment... but still. I got over it. But I continue to learn what it means to enjoy when the sun shines and when the song comes on that's your absolute favorite. To dance when you feel like it, and to smile as often as possible.

Today is the first day of my 3 day weekend and Tonight I am going to the Blake Shelton concert with a guy I plan on holding hands with all evening :)


And if you need me, I will just be over here smiling...

Love and my face hurts,

-Kate

Friday, February 10, 2017

Enjoying the Moment

Last Friday Blazer Game Outfit- Body Suit and Necklace: Forever 21; Jeans: Express; Boots: Target

The second half of the game we got to sit in a suite with one of my vendors from work! Free Drinks? I say yes!


Life can be really hard to persevere through sometimes. It can really just knock you off your feet. How do you enjoy life when it feels as though most of the time you're just bracing yourself to endure the pain that life brings? How do you allow yourself to live in the moment if you think that moment will be gone if you simply blink your eyes?

Does anyone else feel this way? It's hard to fully let yourself experience what happiness is because you're too worried about not getting your hopes up. You're too worried about waiting for the other shoe to drop. But I don't like feeling that way, and to be honest I don't think I'm that aware of when I'm doing it because it's a sort of norm I have become accustom to. "Don't get too excited, this experience or situation or good fortune won't last long." And there is definitely truth in that because life is a roller coaster. It's full of heartbreak and sadness and loss and defeat. But that's all the more reason to let yourself live in the moment of joy and peace and excitement right?!

Makes me think of the quote , " Every song ends, but is that any reason to not enjoy the music?" A quote from one of my favorite TV shows.. "One Tree Hill." Haha, leave it to me to of course quote "One Tree Hill."

I have friends and family members going through some tough times. Depression, anxiety, job stress, financial stress, the list goes on. I have friends going through immeasurable pain with the loss of loved ones. And I think what I am trying to learn as life goes on is to not anticipate when you might not have those loved ones around, or try not to anticipate when times might get worse but rather focus on the time you do have and the memories you can create now! I'm not saying it's easy, but I am saying that I would rather live my life in peace and in the moment, rather than constantly looking to the future of when things might look different or people might not be with you. But even as I say that, I fully admit to you that it is something I struggle with and I am trying to be better at. Sure it will probably rain tomorrow or the next day, but the sun is out today, so I'm going to go for a run and enjoy it!

Here's an even better quote to end with cuz I'm cheesy like that..." Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow. Don't worry bout what you don't know, life's a dance you learn as you go."
- John Michael Montgomery (the cheasiest...!)

Love and Enjoying the Music... and you're welcome for reminding you of John Michael Montgomery and One Tree Hill

-Kate