… a four hour kickball practice.
… Saturday afternoon nap time, my new favorite tradition.
… two books finished on my kindle.
… Consecration Sunday, where I was reminded of how blessed I am and how grateful I should be today. #Igivefreely #Igiveadonkey
… Finding new, FREE coffee mugs.
… Gym time.
… A soccer championship game…where we lost…#dagger
… Watching the Eagles lose. #cheersforbeingtheonly5and1teamleftinthenfceast
… Prepping for the week and finding my Cowboys jersey to wear at work today! Sorry, I'm not sorry Jessie! ;)
LET'S GO COWBOYS! Beat the deadskins!
Linking up with these beautiful ladies < 3
* * * * * * * * * *#Blogtober says "write a letter to your younger self", so today, I am doing just what I'mm told.
|Two year old Pinky, via home movie. #soyoungsocutesoscared|
You don't know me, but I'm you, in the future. I'm writing you a note for my blog. Yes, I said blog, and yes it's cool, don't judge. You'll make some amazing friends, learn about yourself, deal with drama and feel creative because of this blog, so don't knock it till you try it, okay?
Right now I'm 31, married, crazy in love and traveling the country playing kickball. Yes, kickball, but that's another story for another day. Life is good, it's really, really good and there are so many things going for you right now.
If I were to write this letter five years ago, I would tell you to change so many things. To try different jobs, to move away just because and to party more and sleep less. But, now I realize if you had changed ONE THING, you might not be where you are today. You may be married later in life than expected, but you're happy, so stinking happy and your wedding day was absolutely perfect.
While you won't be thrilled with your job, you will be so grateful that you make really good money and have amazing benefits and vacation plan. You'll be able to take seven mission trips with your vacation and you'll be able to travel across the USA, with your husband, to play kickball for money.
Dear Pinky, enjoy your fast metabolism while you still have it. Come age 25, it's dunzo. Gone. You'll start dealing with weight gain drama most college students deal with, which is nice that it's later in life, but it's still a tough pill to swallow. While you're enjoying your genes, learn to like whole, unprocessed foods earlier in life, because it will make a ton of difference as you age. Mama B was right, the stinker.
Speaking of Mama, the bond that your family forms when you grow older is amazing. Cut you parents slack when they stress you out, because they will be there for you time and time again. To move you, to and from college and to and from different apartments and they will just be there with an extra $20 when you need it or they'll find you that new car you've been wanting. Remember all the things they've taught you about money, it will come in handy. When your Dad asks you to think about investing, tell him "I WANT TO DO IT NOW", because he really is on to something.
You won't believe me, reading this now, but your sisters will turn into your best friends. They will become your maids of honor and will be the first people you want to talk to when things go right/wrong. Just remember to let them grow at their own pace. You're three+ years older than they are, so allow them time to experience life, their way. Just be there to pick up the pieces when they choose wrong.
Wrong, that's a heavy word. You'll encounter a lot of wrong in your life, but don't stress too much. There will be horrible stories in the news, mean boys, mean girls, rude bosses and coworkers, and work situations that just make you want to cry. Go ahead and cry, but keep moving forward. It will take you longer than I'd like to admit, but you'll soon learn that sometimes people are just wrong for you and that it's okay to remove them from you're life. Be ready to deal with some ridiculous bs from extremely petty people, but know that you're doing what's right for you and those that matter will know the truth.
Don't let the world turn you cynical before you're ready. Keep that warm, smiling heart of yours open and always keep your engaging smile. People will look to your energy, positive attitude and joy more than you know, so don't let a grumpy world break you down.
Have fun! Enjoy kissing silly boys, but keep more kisses than you give, because one day your husband will be the only one you want to kiss. Indulge in too much drinking, but always be safe. Look out for your friends, even if they say 'they're fine'. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for enjoying your nights in at home. Waking up not hungover is such a great feeling. Trust your gut and say YES to that kickball team in DC. Call your grandparents more often than you really think you should. One day, your amazing Mo will be gone and it will be way too soon. It's something you'll never get over, so take the extra time to make the calls and write the letters.
Your life is what you make it, sweet lady, so rock it out! Keep it happy and of course, keep it pink!
Love, sparkles and pink glitter,