September 30, 2013

today i believe...

... that there's a special sort of joy that comes with getting to know a new home through the seasons — learning the way the leaves change color, when they fall, where pink petals may pop up.

... that coffee pairs best with cozy robes or cable-knit sweaters.

... that it's perfectly okay to consider "second breakfast" a meal in its own right.

... that there's comfort in routine and inspiration in adventure, so it's important to build a life that lends itself to both. (And bonus points for making adventure routine.)

... that planned dates are great, but spontaneous ones are better.

... that growing up comes with learning when to say yes and when to say no.

... that friendships are best when you give them your all.

... that sometimes, you just have to be the kind of person who lays low all weekend.

... that sometimes, you just have to be the kind of person to stay out all weekend.

... and that the truest, most sincere version of yourself can be seen in all the ways you've never changed, in all the habits and places and loves that have been part of you all along.

6 comments:

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

I've been all about second breakfast lately. It's the most important meal of the day, so why should I say no to having a bowl of Trader Joe's puffins at home AND THEN a bagel when I get to my office?

S said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful, as always.

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

you know i always (almost) agree with you

Tina Byland said... [Reply to comment]

Yes to spontaneous dates. I am so BAD at those, but we had one on Saturday and I'm still thinking about it. Those are the best.

And I think that the first year in a home is so magical because every day, every season you experience the home through new eyes. Love it. :)
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writermegan said... [Reply to comment]

"..the truest, most sincere version of yourself can be seen in all the ways you've never changed, in all the habits and places and loves that have been part of you all along."

I've been thinking about this notion lately. Thanks for putting it into words!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

"... and that the truest, most sincere version of yourself can be seen in all the ways you've never changed, in all the habits and places and loves that have been part of you all along."

I like this. Interesting way of viewing oneself. The self that never leaves or changes, but is constant.