Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm Happy

I've been so full of emotions these past few weeks, but as the dust starts to settle and life resumes a modicum of normalcy, I'm left feeling sublimely happy.  This last month has tested me mentally, emotionally and personally.  I've been pushed, hard, and I've come out the other side way better for it.  Every ounce of effort worth it.  I've been moved to tears on more than one occasion this last week because I feel so grateful for the life I've created for myself.  I feel alive.  I feel calm, which is totally funny because things have been nothing but madness.  I hope this lasts forever.  I hope I can find a way to hold onto this positive state of mind. 

I spent the last three days away from the office enjoying some me time.  Geez has that been nice.  I feel so spoiled.

I made myself a delicious breakfast this morning and then FINALLY went and cut the bangs I've been talking about since January.  My gosh do I love them.  I feel so young!

I got a manicure and then went to the beach where I found this lovely little gem just waiting for me to pluck it from the sea.

I walked and I walked and then I got all sandy and wet and spent at least a half hour watching this little guy hunt.  I don't like birds unless they're birds at the beach, weird huh?

On Friday D met me for lunch and then surprised me with the new bedding I've been wanting (new sheets and all) so on Saturday and Sunday I spent the day in bed.  I had to QC the new goods right.  I watched an obscene amount of tv, picked up a few new things for Vegas (here and here) and then found myself drinking Rose by 3PM everyday.

The sun is shining.  I'm going to the gym tomorrow (wish me luck, I haven't been in almost a year) and it's a short work week.  What more could a girl want.   

I'm back in action full time now, which for me means 3-4 times a week so get use to seeing my face again.  Love to all.  XO


  1. Love getting new bedding! Glad you're back in action- happy Monday!

  2. This post makes me happy too! You sound so mellow and content, I can feel your joy radiating through the screen. That's so wonderful!!!
    You weekend sounds absolutely dreamy, and nothing short of what you needed and deserved.
    Nothing better than a job well done and the relaxation after!
    Big hug!

  3. Yay!! This posts makes me happy too (Miriam beat me to the punch). Basically my whole comment could be ditto to what Miriam wrote :) So proud of you and so glad you got some much needed relaxation and you time in! Your hair looks great!

  4. You deserve some calm and down time! Love the bangs. Have a great trip to Vegas!

  5. Your bangs turned out so cute!!!!!!!! And I love the nail polish color you got for your mani!

  6. Shannon you look amazing! LOVE the mani, gorgeous colour. Your weekend sounds like total bliss and nothing short of what you needed and deserved. How sweet of D to buy you dreamy bedclothes definitely knows a way to a girls heart right!

    Have missed you hunni. And again soo proud of you!

  7. Congrats on getting your life back!!!! That has to feel good. Love the bangs. I've been on the fence over bangs for the better part of the last decade and I still haven't done it!!

  8. yay! glad that your'e back. sometimes life throws us some curve balls but i'm glad that things are returning to normal. i would love to be on a beach right now...

    Vodka and Soda