THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY
Things that make ordinary days seem extra special, or that recharge me when I'm running on empty.
- •Face-time, just sitting and chatting and lingering with friends and family. This slows me down and is a wonderfully countercultural practice that helps me fight the frantic pace of my industry and city. Bonus if a hot drink in a good mug is involved.
- •Digging deeply into scripture. Currently studying through the parables of Jesus.
- •Wood wick candles burning in the evenings and music on. They crackle like a fireplace and I know life is too busy when I forget to turn on music.
- •Simple routines for mornings and evenings. Mornings, I open blinds to let the light in, start water boiling for French-press, prep breakfast, turn on music and get ready for the day.
- •Time on the tennis court.
- •Exploration - of ideas, of places, of people, of art and history and business and life.
- •Slim-can La Croix. It tastes better.
- •Brunch, anytime. Eggs Benedict + Coffee or French yogurt and granola. (Yogurt in a glass jar adds a little bit of special to my mornings.)
- •French press coffee, and the process of making it.
- •Sunday grocery shopping, and weekly meal prep into my vintage Fridgedaire.
- •Traveling and expanding my experiences in this big, beautiful world.
- •A modified capsule wardrobe with a limited color palettes. Soft dressing in blacks, grays, whites, creams, accents of blush and navy feel great, whether I'm dressed up or down. Also, makes it easy to travel on a moment's notice.
- •Drinking tea before bed, and the process of making it.
- •The walkability of my neighborhood, and having neighbors that are friends. Front porch happy hours and walking over for dinner.
- •Learning the nuances and pairings for cheese at my neighborhood cheese shop. And the fact that I have a neighborhood cheese shop.
- •The ocean. The ocean. The ocean. (Saltwater cures all...sweat, tears and the ocean...)