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The Wisest of Words

My Dad passed this to me at the kitchen table this morning over coffee and said: “This reminds me of you”… probably because I drank a boatload of wine & ate a trough of pasta last night, and am about to go on a sprint-around-the-cornfields-until-my-thighs-don’t-rub-together-anymore run.  Or maybe because I (and I think a lot of us) hustle hard throughout the year, but REALLY let it all hang out over the holidays… for instance, I can barely button my pants, and I dare you to ask Karrie the last time she washed her hair (I guarantee she doesn’t know).  But ye know what?  It’s all gonna be allllright.  Because on any non-holly-day, I subsist on kale & rabbit food, sprinkled with Twizzlers, and get my a$$ up at 5:00am every weekday so I can go to yoga or sprint up the canyon next to my house – because making that a priority every day makes me 100 times better at everything else I do.  And Karrie has like, 900 reality shows in production and she & her brain never (ever) slow down.  The point is, that balance quote is a great reminder that working hard and being disciplined is great, but so is playing hard and taking a load off…  and it’s hard to appreciate one without the other.  It all ebbs and flows.  So if your gut fulla pecan pie is hanging over your waistband – don’t sweat it!  We’ll sweat it out together in January.

Happy Monday!!

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Life is…

Helen was a smart lady.  I’ve been thinking this weekend about taking chances… like, the crazy scary kind that almost make you wanna crawl back in bed and hide under the covers – where it’s all safe and cozy, and nothing terrible could ever happen.  But nothing amazing ever happens there, either.  I’m talking about the kind of chances people might look at and say, “she’s a lunatic.”  And I’ve taken a few of those.  But… how does it go?  You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  And of all the nutty decisions I’ve ever made, I’ve realized that nothing negative has ever come out of them.  Those have been the times I have either gained or learned the most.  One of my dearest girlfriends said to me yesterday:  “You are literally the only person I know who will look back on her life and not have one regret.”  I had never thought about it that way, and I think that might be the one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.  So anyhow…  I’m just sayin’.  Do it now.  Yolo, yo.  Go live… ya little lunatic you.