Everything is Gonna Be OK. Here’s why.

My brain has pretty much already called it quits this week.

I’m trying to stay positive, and trying not to let life get me down… but this week has just been a tad bit emotionally exhausting.

I still don’t miss drinking, but I’m not going to lie-sometimes I miss the escape.

Now I have to really feel things, but I know that my emotions are temporary – so that’s ok.

In a few weeks things will get easier. My emotions won’t be as heavy.

And at least I’m dealing with things. Some things in life deserve to have some real emotions directed toward them.

I’m still trying to focus on the good things in life to get me through the week.

Such as:

*Sleep. I’m glad it comes so easy for me these days. I used to struggle to fall asleep and to stay asleep throughout the night. The last two nights I fell asleep before 9pm and slept like a baby. I know it sounds like I’m using it as an escape instead of alcohol, but the truth – when a gal gets up at 4:30 every morning,she has to get some sleep every now and then.

I haven’t even been having any fits of sleep paralysis lately. Just pure, quiet, sleep. And it’s glorious.

*Good friends. I was reminded this week just how lucky I am to have so many wonderful people in my life, something that I definitely don’t recognize enough. My new life goal is to tell everyone how important they are to me, every chance I get.

If we’ve ever exchanged emails, tweets, comments on facebook or even a smile on the street-you most likely impacted my life in one way or another. Thank you. Thank you for being a part of my life. I promise right now to try to be a better part of yours,

*Surprises. Speaking of good friends, I got a much needed surprise in the mail yesterday. A few weeks ago, in a fit of annoyance – I threw out my wallet. It was an old, plaid thing I had gotten in my Christmas stocking 2 years ago. It was so stretched out that my various cards wouldn’t even stay in the pockets.

My BFF Lauren, who I rarely see because she left me to move to New York and work in fashion, has the best timing when it comes to sending packages. She also sends the best packages.

Yesterday, after working a 14 hour day and having to run back up to the station to fix something-I got home to find a perfect new wallet on my doorstep. kate spade wallet

Now I can finally reorganize my purse and my life… in style! Thank you friend. You have no idea how much I needed a warm surprise this week.

Pretty Dresses. I’ve mentioned my new obsession with thrift shopping. I’ve also found that when I’m not feeling so great about life, simply putting on something that I really like is an instant “pick-me-up.”

This morning, I really needed to feel good about myself so I put on one of my recent finds that I was saving for a special day. I love this dress! I found this one at Blue Velvet-which is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in Austin.

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Happy Distractions: I know that sometimes I complain about being too busy, and sometimes my life does overwhelm me to the point that I have to back off. But for the most part, I’m thankful for all of the activities that fill my time. I

For instance, tonight I will be hosting trivia at Homefield Grill in Round Rock, and it sure would make me happy to see some of your smiling faces there. I’ll be starting trivia around 7:30PM and we’ll finish up before 9:30. The food is great and you can watch the World  Cup and have some tasty drinks while you play!

Just to recap: I love you all. Thank you for being a part of my life.

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