GRATITUDES + BREAKTHROUGHS // JANUARY 9, 2018
This last week started with a trip to the vet. Mosby snapped one of his front paw nails and it was pretty bad. The nail was still attached and the quick was exposed, so he was in a lot of pain. With my limited knowledge in vet medicine I cleaned his foot (as well my ALL of my area rugs and kitchen floor because it looked like murder took place in my house), wrapped it with some medical tape and made him wear one of my knee high socks until we could get an appointment. He looked ridiculous hobbling into the vets office, and I admit I was a touch embarrassed while the vet not only evaluated Mosby’s injury but my doctor skills. Thankfully, she was able to remove the nail and send me home with meds for him. He should have kept his doctor approved soft cast on for 3 days, but Mosby decided to chew it off after one full day. He always seems to bounce back quickly!
Up-top you’ll see Mosby to the left, he’s such a handsome and really affectionate boy. Ava is to the right who wants to make sure she is warm, snuggled and as close to me as physically possible on a daily basis.
I finalized some details last week for a very special and meaningful project that I’m shooting this Wednesday. Those images and story will be shared next Thursday, January 18th.
On Sunday I headed over to my parents house for a family dinner. Typically during the fall and winter month we all try to get together on Sundays to watch football, catch up and eat a meal together. As you can imagine trying to nail down schedules for 6 different families is tough, but it worked out this past weekend. I packed up myself and the pups and went over for a visit. It was so good connecting in person, but I felt sad I couldn’t hold my niece Evelyn with my cold. Also, my Mom killed it with one of my favorite dinner’s Campbell’s Chicken Casserole. It’s been a favorite of mine since my high school basketball days.
Since I’ve come down with the worst cold, I’ve been relaxing and fully committed to a Netflix binge on Peaky Blinders. I finished all four seasons in a week. A few things I’m now obsessed with are: Tommy Shelby, 1900s, gun holsters, how often they work the word f*ucking into the show, womens fashion, strong female personalities, flappers, family ties and finally prohibition era cocktails. This show was amazing. I might even start it over again this week!
It’s been a while since I’ve written about nail polish but I’m sure if you follow my Insta Stories you’ve seen I’ve been keeping up with my manicure. Over the New Year I decided to go with a super gloss black called Black Onyx. About two summers ago I wore my first black nail polish and felt iffy about if it was my style, but this one feel versatile. It’s pretty thick too, so only two coats are necessary for smooth color. This is my third week wearing it in a row!
I let a lot of things go in 2017. When that clock struck 12:00am on January 1, 2018 I felt relieved; relieved that I didn’t have to carry around so many things that didn’t serve me anymore. One in particular being a very special, yet hurtful relationship. I let it go. As the universe would have it though, on January 2, received a text message from that same person. I was startled. I felt like my personal peace was being intruded on. I now needed to decide if I would respond.
There was a small part of me that felt like this person deserves an answer, because at one point they had a very dominant and intimate position within my life. That maybe out of respect for them I should respond. I decided I needed to take a yoga class that afternoon to clear my head.
After the class I sat in my car and I reread the text message. I played out potential scenarios in my head and finally asked myself, “How will answering this text serve you?” And the answers that followed were weak and often lead to me envisioning sadness again. I made the decision to not respond.
Maybe that’s harsh or immature, I still haven’t been able to answer that one this week. All I know is that in Paris I knew I wanted to be happy in 2018 and the only way I know how to do that is to leave behind those things that no longer serve me.
As always, thanks for reading. xoxo.