– the most perfect Valentine’s Day heels –
– a lazy pampering day and new ear baubles (from left to right) 1, 2, 3 –
– trying out Pacifica’s roll-on Perfume that is made with essential oils and is cruelty-free –
– marquee letter of my dreams –
– pity flowers from C –
You guys. This was A WEEK. I know that sometimes blogs and social media can feel like a constant highlight reel. “Look at this awesome outfit in a field of daisies with sunbeams in all the right places and candid photos of me casually laughing while putting a flower behind my ear!” And you know what? I’ve had some of these highlight reel moments thanks to this blog and YOU, the readers who actually take the time out of the day to visit and read, sharing your input and thoughts along the way.
BUT, I always want to be real. Even when it’s not cute. And even a little sad. Let’s get personal (and on that note, you can visit more personal posts in the “Personal” category at the top of the page under “Category” in the navigation bar – more on this next week!).
I’m pretty sure this week was God telling me to check the ego. To begin, I was emailed on Tuesday and invited to represent CBL the Grammy Awards. I think my jaw hit the floor. I said YES without even checking my schedule and texted Christian and my mom, envisioning what I was going to wear, down to the lipstick, jewelry and everything. They were so stoked for me and their enthusiasm was beyond amazing!
Within three hours, I was actually uninvited. As in someone better came along and better luck next time. I was SO SHOCKED, embarrassed, but also laughing out loud. I tell this story to my coworkers, who literally laughed so hard that one of them shed tears. And now everyone in my office thinks this is the most hilarious story ever (and it is), but I mean, talk about an ego check! I don’t know if I’ve ever had an invitation retracted from me, so it was most certainly humbling.
Wednesday I attended a hot yoga class thanks to ClassPass OC. On my way trotting there, my Havaiana flip flop broke. Let’s keep in mind this particular pair was bought in San Diego years ago when I was frantically running around a mall because my cell phone was stolen. While trying to relocate my cell phone (which I never found), my flip flops broke so I had to walk barefoot to Urban Outfitters to buy the Havaianas. So it was beyond perfect that it was this exact pair that broke on me, leaving me barefoot again. WAY TO LET ME DOWN FLIP FLOPS. I was like, “IS THIS FOR REAL!?” Still laughing, I show up barefoot to my yoga class like a true yogi. Even better? I live in California, which is so chill, no one even realized I was barefoot.
Thankfully, I have the biggest cheerleader and supporter in Christian who made sure to pick up the beautiful pity flowers above between rounds at the hospital so I would come home to “sorry your week has kind of sucked” blooms. I love him.
These are small problems. So insignificant in big picture life, but I had to share it with you guys – because it’s real, and it’s not perfect. Sometimes I have to put my phone away and avoid social media and magazines because I don’t want to compare my life to someone else’s highlight reel. Comparison is the thief of joy and I have the power to keep my joy. SO, this is my honest confession of my ridiculous week of ugly moments.
Tell me – have you had these moments when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry? Tell me you chose to laugh!
Have a beautiful weekend XO –