Remembering the good/ don't be late/

tumblr_lzm1tn9vAf1qzlvmiMy biggest pet-peeve is waiting for people. When I tell you that I’ll pick you up at 10:30 am, I expect that you’ll be ready and at your door at 10:30 am, not 10:32 or 10:40, 10:30! It’s something I’ve had to get used to and I love love love my best friend to bits in spite of the fact that she is always late (mostly because she runs out of her house looking like this and it makes me laugh <3). 

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Yesterday, it was my boyfriend’s turn to be late. I parked my car in his driveway and waited as patiently as I possibly could. As frustration mounted and smoke blew from my ears, I tried to focus on anything else but the time. I stared at the back of his car, his window reflected moving trees and changing clouds. They swam across the window changing shapes until I could see them no longer. As I sat still, everything around me moved. Whether you’re feeling angry, frustrated, sad, jealous, or just plain down in the dumps the entire world is still moving, why not just move with it? The world waits for no one! So think of the good things and get your butt moving!

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The other night, while congratulating a friend on her engagement and squealing about how 2014 is going to be an amazing and busy year, I was asked what happened in 2013 that made it a good year. It took us, a collective group of three, quite a while to name anything at all that hadn’t happened recently or wasn’t a HUGE MONUMENTAL GREAT THING. We tend to forget the tiny good things, don’t we? The following day I had to read through my posts from 2013 just to remember what happened last year. So many good things happened that I can’t believe I’d forgotten them! Looking through photos and posts left a smile on my face and a fire in my heart. It’s nice to look back and remember. Why don’t I do that more often? I’m trying to find a way to turn my blog posts into a book – it IS my diary after all. Any ideas?

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo 

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