Each morning, my little four year old twin daughters wake up with the happiest smiles you can imagine, giggling away. They’re just so thrilled to start a new day! It’s only a moment before the craziness kicks in and we begin to hustle, but I love seeing the world through their eyes for that brief moment. It reminds me that we inhabit a place full of fun and adventure, where there are countless opportunities to learn something new. And, lest I seem too corny, I should add that it’s also pretty damn great when they go to sleep. Unwinding is a very necessary part of my day!
Don’t put anything off! It’s so easy when you’re young to make abstract plans for a nebulous, distant future…it’s so far off and everything will work itself out, right? NO! Start making things happen today, and you’ll be amazed by how far you can go.
I’m very reserved, which anyone who has seen my sparse social network output will believe quite easily, actually. My partner in crime at Fashion + Decor, Gretchen, is dragging me along, kicking and screaming, into the new world. My online presence is more shadowy…by nature, I’m a lurker, not a poster. But I’m adapting, and it’s been good for me.
Health, loving family and friends, a sense of accomplishment, and a rich inner life.
“Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.” The ending of Before Sunset is perfection! The idea of a sequel to the magnificent Before Sunrise made me nervous, because how could it ever live up to it’s predecessor? You as the viewer feel that sense of anticipation, of promise, but also potential for a major letdown, that mirrors the characters’ experience. Before Sunset exceeded my wildest expectations, and we got yet another ambiguous ending filled with hope, but also complications of a much more serious order than anything in the first film. I don’t really even know what I want to happen for these characters, but I can’t wait to see what does. They’re supposedly working on the next screenplay now, which makes me so, so happy!