With a little help from my friends…

I feel that the power of connection cannot be underestimated. None of us can get through this life alone, and although I am a bit of a home body and appreciate my “me” time, I’m constantly reminded that family, friendship, and overall human connection makes life infinitely better. Over the past few days, I had an amazing dinner with my father, a motivating and comforting conversation with my mom, a fun and playful game night with my buddy, and a beautiful and giggly yoga class with a friend. There’s no doubt in my mind that these connections significantly improve my overall quality of life, and while “me time” should be protected, time to connect should be protected as well. We all have enough time when we zone out, whether it’s while we drive, watch tv, or scroll through facebook. Being connected brings us back to the here and now and is what life is really all about. This rambling is really neither here nor there, but I think it’s important. 

That being said, after the tough week I had, I’d love a weekend to myself, but instead we’ve got dinner plans with family tonight and a full weekend with friends. So I’m going to take good care of myself today, get lots of rest tonight, and then be ready to embrace the weekend. 

To take care of myself, I always start with nutrition and movement. This meant eggs, smoked salmon, avocado and kale for breakfast this morning. 

Snacks were an apple and a pear. Lunch was a roasted vegetable bowl (kale, delicata squash, chickpeas, and beets from last night). 

Dinner with my buddy’s brother was a littttttle too fun. And while I actually ate very well (mostly just veggies and a little rice), I did drink a bit more than intended. I’m still going to count it as a win because I didn’t eat everything in sight, despite being tipsy. I didn’t get a pic of most of what I ate, but here is my buddy’s beautiful ramen bowl:

Cheers to the weekend!


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