While staying upstate at the Brampton (read it here), I had quite the epiphany. It hit me while we were hanging out by the Hudson River and our group had the idea of crossing through the streams to stand on the big rocks. It sounded fun to me, but I didn’t feel like taking my socks and shoes off and potentially getting wet. Andrew said, Jules, live in the moment.
I try my best to live in the moment, buuuut I will admit I spend most of winter dreaming of summer. That’s just because I am 1000% a summer lovin’, coconut dreamin’ island girl at heart. I love being outside, exploring this concrete jungle, and going off on spontaneous weekend trips. I feel the most true to myself when I’m outside in nature, feeling hugged by the sunshine. 🙂 Now, that summer is finally creepin’ in, I want to be ready with open arms. In the past, I wasn’t always “in the know” when it came to summer activities in my city. I let time slip away from me, and I didn’t get to fit in everything that I’d dreamt up all winter. This year, I want it to be different. I’m writing this for myself as much as I am writing this for you. Let’s make the most out of our summer.
I’ve been trying to get my close friend Natalie to go to yoga for years. She kept telling me, “I’m sorry, but I hate yoga.” I accepted it. It’s cool. Yoga is not for everyone, and I totally get it. I didn’t like yoga at first either. However, recently, she’s been attending yoga classes here and there, and TODAY, I received this glorious text:
In September 2015, I made the pivotal decision to quit my job that ignited a transformation in many aspects of my life. Sometimes it takes ripping off the bandaid… baptism by fire, if you will. It inspired this post – “Design a Life You Love”. Routine is comfortable – we become experts. It’s easy, because we know exactly what to do, how to do it, and what is expected of us. But, when does routine begin to stunt our growth? This is what I couldn’t live another day with. Fast forward five months, and I am happy to say I made the right decision. What does “right” even mean? Well to me, it’s about doing what maybe feels uncomfortable and impossible at the time, but deep down you know you need to do it.
Hello, gorgeous babes! I am so excited about the changes in progress for my dear blog. I started Om & the City two years ago, and I can tell you it’s been a momentous journey in both my personal and professional life, and I’ve started to get a handle on how I want this blog to evolve. So, thank you for those of you that have been with me since day numero uno and for those who have just recently come along for the ride. I write only what is true to my heart, and I hope you find inspiration out of it as well. I love to connect, so please feel free to write me with feedback any time -firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, what’s a “feel good corner”? This is what I call my collection of little charms that make me feel good inside. If I am feeling stressed or over-whelmed, I pull from my corner to calm my nerves and bring myself back to center.
DO YOUR THING When you take control of your life, you will feel so liberated. Sometimes all it takes is ripping off the band-aid to finally change your path and get you moving in the direction that will fulfill you most. Yes, it is scary…. the unknown is always scary, but that is the exciting part of life. Your life is so meaningful and incredibly short. It is up to you to create a life you are proud of, and playing it safe and staying unhappy because you are afraid of the unknown is never going to give you the answers.