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  • What I’m saying yes to today: Opening all the windows, every single one. Pulling out the neglected yoga mat, because it misses me. Staying in in the uncomfortable conversation when I’d rather smile and nod and walk away. Stretching, stretching, stretching. (Also that mug of dandelion tea.) #daysofyes
  • This one leaves for college in less than a month and I can’t even. I just can’t. (And YES she may be taller than I am, IT IS POSSIBLE.)
I am trying to remember when we all agreed to this plan, the plan where one minute their whole body fits between your elbow and your wrist and you sit and watch them sleep just to make sure they keep breathing, and the next minute they’re borrowing your shoes and mapping the nearby grocery stores in ANOTHER ZIP CODE. I think that is called “life.”
I am excited about life, I am. I just don’t understand how we’re supposed to survive it with our hearts intact.
And, okay, that’s probably the point. We don’t keep our hearts intact. We send pieces of our heart out into the world, and then somehow WE keep breathing. I don’t know how yet. If you’ve figured that part out, let me know.
In the meantime I will be over here running to Target/IKEA/who-knows-where-else one (million) more time(s) and crying over freshly washed and packed twin XL sheets. As one does. 😉
  • #ontheblog: the how + why of inviting more YES into your life, even when the days are full of NO. (Try it, it kind of changes everything.)
  • Yes: houseplants I haven’t killed yet. Red tea (even if it IS eighty degrees out). Running to the store for cinnamon but forgetting DINNER. 🤦‍♀️ #daysofyes
  • Yes: spicy avocado hummus. Blackberry-stained fingers. Making friends with the weather. #daysofyes
  • Yes to a disco ball delivered by mail. .
(Yes it was accidentally delivered to my neighbor’s house instead of mine. Yes the ensuing text convo was exactly as awkward as you are imagining. 😂) #daysofyes