That leads me to something else I've been thinking a lot about lately and that's following your dreams. This really has been the theme of the year for my husband and I. I started a blog which has been something I've thought about for years and I couldn't be happier with it. It's been such a blessing for me to be able to write and the fact that people responded positively was a plus! My husband took the leap and got his license to be a Real Estate Agent. He's always had a love for Real Estate and we've been investors for many years now (I say "we" very loosely, my hubby does most of the work). Later this year he is leaving his job to do what he loves and I couldn't be more proud of him. It's hard and even downright scary to follow your dreams, but I truly believe if you love what you do it will always lead you to brighter roads.
I've been watching a lot of videos and reading a lot of books lately on being grateful. I feel like in today's world it's so easy to loose sight of what's important or to take for granted all the comforts we are so fortunate to have. For example, I was stewing to myself the other day because I have food all over my counters because my pantry isn't big enough to hold all of it. Talk about a first world problem. It's ridiculous. I had to stop and remind myself that I should be grateful to even have the means to have all that food. And that maybe we really didn't even need it all and I really need to make a trip over to a food bank. It's important for us all to remind ourselves to be grateful and to give back where we can. None of us are perfect but it's always good to stop and remind ourselves of all we have to be thankful for.
I've also been trying to learn to be nicer to myself lately. I watched a great TedTalks by Brene Brown about vulnerability and accepting ourselves for who we are. We all have faults and it's important to be kind to ourselves. We can be our own worst critics and when we do nothing but put ourselves down, it's hard for us to accomplish anything. So it's okay that I have an extra 10 pounds going into swim suit season, I'm still gonna wear that two-piece proudly!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week and having a great start to their summer! Let me know what you've been thinking about lately.