July 18, 2012

what i've learned from... kel.

She's my (former) college roommate, my best friend, and my Maid (soon-to-be Matron) of Honor — and today, I'm off to Vail for her wedding! Here, a bit of what she's taught me over the years:
In life and in relationships, strive for balance.

Having a bad hair day? Throw on your favorite baseball hat.

Nothing means more to a friend than simply having you there, so make that extra effort — even if it's literally the last thing you want to do — and simply be there.

Surprises are always a good idea. So are beach trips and late night fro yo runs.

Standing up for yourself doesn't make you rude or confrontational. It makes you a strong, self-respecting person who values her own happiness.

It's possible to be both wildly inappropriate and totally charming.

Skip that whole feeling-sorry-for-yourself routine and take a bath instead. Add bubbles.

Truth is, you don't have to feel guilty about guilty pleasures. Eat the doughnut, read the gossip, and take a nap even when it's not exactly productive. It's important to treat yourself well.

When you find The One, be willing to compromise. Love is always worth it.

7 comments:

Sam | ashore said... [Reply to comment]

"It's possible to be both wildly inappropriate and totally charming" - yes! she both these things, completely!

and the last one is the best lesson we can learn from anyone.

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

i love The One lesson and i second sam's comment. beautiful post!

Kayla Lynn said... [Reply to comment]

i love this, thanks for the positivity and smile :)

Liz Moody said... [Reply to comment]

#3...yes

Treasure Tromp said... [Reply to comment]

cuteness!

Kady Heron said... [Reply to comment]

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