Quote of the Day

I came across this quote via Pinterest and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this in my head since. Whether we’re in the car with the kids and someone (ahem … Ryan) makes a wrong turn and now we are stuck in the car 10 minutes longer than planned (you parents know what this means) and I have run out of snacks, games and patience. In that moment, I’ve reminded myself of this quote.

Or when someone at work throws you a curve ball and asks you to complete something possible that feels oh-so impossible at the time. In that moment, I told myself this quote. It’s one of those things that I am really trying to work on – my attitude, I mean. My mood can really sour a moment for not only me but for those around me. It’s a work in progress, but something I am hoping to get better at every day.


What I’m Reading: #GIRLBOSS

I picked up the book, #GIRLBOSS because I was super intrigued and today – while Colton takes his nap – I’m laying by the pool reading it. I’m half way through the book and I love it. It’s sorta unconventional and not writen like your typical ‘go get ’em book, but that’s the point. The author, Sophia Amoruso isn’t your typical gal.

“A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”

The book follows Sophia’s story of starting her own business and all of the hard work it takes to get there. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the book takes us. Get your highlighter out, it’s one of those books filled with motivational quotes and phrases that you’ll want to remember.


The Optomistic Hat: A Happy Exercise

Today, choose joy. Here’s how: Hold up your hand and name five things that make you happy. They can be big or small. Silly or serious. Whatever they are, look at each finger as you name them off.

Really focus on how awesome each “thing” is. I promise this will help lift your spirits … and I bet you can’t narrow it down to just five.

I’ll go first. 5 things that make me happy today.

1.  Kelsey’s funky hair do’ this morning
2.  My morning Starbucks venti skinny vanilla latte
3.  I have the day off work (hurray)
4.  I’m this close to kicking my nail-biting habit
5.  I have a Chipotle buy one get one free coupon 

You’re turn.

It’s really as simple as that. Maybe I’ll do this every morning. Now, there’s a thought. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy yourself.