going out on the balcony
to eat egg salad + wheat thins
sounds absurd, but it really is necessary.
recently discovered + fell in love.
i literally put this on [and in] everything.
this cheese is so versatile + delicious.
these are my go-to magical treat.
the perfect alternative to traditional chinese food.
so tell me, what are your top five favorites?!
sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again.
blue jasmine movie on the tv
hot cinnamon + vanilla tea in hand
a long talk with dad after my favorite zumba class
+ everything you can see is covered in a sleet/now mix.
what good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
.5 two weeks from today + i’ll be en route to nyc to meet up with my friend before our early morning flight to antigua for an entire week. [!!!]
.4 my fitness + eating routine has shaped up to where it should be, and this tan has helped me come to terms with donning a bikini. [hard work pays off]
.3 i am beyond the moon excited about spending saturday with my one of my favorite partners in crime, the lovely + vivacious leah. [can we say tequila?!]
.2 exchanged texts with this guy earlier + he shared my sentiments on last night, stating that we’d ‘do it again soon!’ [yay for reinforcements]
.1 rhyan + i watched the bachelor wednesday night, and we’re both equally disgusted by the person jp’s turned out to be. [stop touching their faces]
we all know the saying ‘it’ll happen when you least expect it!’ but in relation to my dating life, i’ve always said ‘well i’ve been ‘least expecting it’ for years + it’s never happened!’ so that saying has been a farce in my book, until last night.
i matched with a guy on tinder last week, we sent a couple messages, then moved over to text. up until yesterday we’d only had a few exchanges, but had been unable to align our schedules to meet. we had running/tough mudder/love of beer in common, so all was good. he won [major] points for following up on tentative plans after being away for work all week, so we set the place + time.
i walked in a few minutes late + he had already texted to ask what kind of beer i’d like, so there was a beer waiting. first of all, he was even more attractive in person [tall, with an amazingly rugged beard, beautiful eyes] + we hit it off immediately. i made him laugh, he made me laugh. we began talking about what brought us to tinder, he brought up the fact that he was divorced + had a 5 year old daughter, which opened the door for me to tell him about rhyan. there was almost a sense of relief for both of us, and everything flowed from there. we just got each other. the date didn’t end until midnight, and it truly was the most refreshing time i’ve had with a guy in awhile. there were so many commonalities + it was obvious we enjoyed each others company. he walked me to my car and we hugged goodbye, casually saying we’d do it again soon.
i found myself giddy this morning, with a renewed sense that good guys do still exist. which is why i said, this date had me thinking the whole ‘when you least expect it’ saying could [in fact] be true.
one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.