It is so hard to sum up some of my very best days because in a span of 20 plus years, (not including the years I was to young to really remember) I have had some pretty epic memories. For example, one of the earliest epic memories I have, was when my parents through a carnival for my fifth birthday. Pretty wild right? But hey I will always remember that. to top it all off they were on an all nighter flight returning from Hawaii. I am a very sentimental person, memories are something I hold on to very dearly. This is why you will always see me taking pictures and carrying my journal wherever I go. When I get older I want to look back on my life and say, holy poop I did all that!? With the help of social media we can do that all the time. If I ever feel blue or depressed I go and look through my photos on FB or Instagram. I am instantly reminded of where I've been and how far I have come. Try it out for yourself, it can be a real gratitude booster.
That's how it goes, you take the bad with the good. Learn from mistakes, failure and rough spots. Grow with each lesson and celebrate all the good things in your life.I am finally starting to get what all my favorite inspirational books were talking about. I am a big fan and super addicted to inspirational and motivational reads, you can never go wrong with a little boost now and again. Live each day and dare to dream, dare to do, and dare to create a life that it yours.
Here are my top "Best day ever" memories to help you get started with yours:
- Getting to go overseas: Standing next to the Colosseum, admiring art in the Louve, walking the streets in London, and exploring Marie Antionette's Petit Hameau. Backpacking through Europe was absolutely incredible and hope that I get to return again soon. Getting to learn the history and she it face to face was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I remember standing in Marie Antoinette's bedroom thinking, omg! she walked and lived in here. Yeah, fan girling a bit.
- The day I held my Goddaughter: It was almost four years ago , I was battling a deep depression spell and the moment she was placed in my arms I knew I found my reason to fight. Trying to start a business and getting over an ex, all while helping my friend during her pregnancy. About half way through her term her and her husband took me to lunch and asked if I would be their daughter's Godmother. With tears in my eyes I hugged them as tight as I could. I have always wanted to be a Fairy Godmother and I was going to be that for two of the most awesome people ever. Bonus, they all actually call me the Fairy Godmother, Score!
- Going to Vegas for my 21st birthday: This one was pretty epic. I was so nervous to gamble, but it was so much fun to hang out with my dad and see the sights. I also ate amazing food and put on a few pounds from all the tasty treats. Not to mention being 21 and being able to drink legally. Vegas is a amazing place full of life. Even though it is known as the city of "sin" it has so many wonderful features to it that you can't help but be positive when you're there.
- Going to outdoor concert festival with my Mom: This was super fun, we hung out on a picnic blanket and met some awesome people. Getting to jam with your mom is a whole new experience. It was also when I first found out about the Black Keys...amazing! We had pretzel necklaces and hippie skirts. I ran around barefoot and hung out with some awesome people.
- Connecting to my spirituality and path, (coming out the broom closet): As many of you have seen on my Instagram, I am completely open as being a Natural Witch. It wasn't always so, many have put a bad image to those of us who choose to believe in both a male and female deity. Growing up in a small town also added to this complex and I hid my beliefs for many years. Secretly reading books on love spells and honoring the moon. When I was about 26 or 27 I knew that what I believe should not be hidden. All my friends knew, it was time to let the world know. Do I sacrifice snakes, worship the devil, have worts? No! So why should it be scary to tell people? It was on my birthday when I told my parents and I also changed my FB religion to say paganism. To my surprise everything was okay, my parents were fine with it, my friends were fine and now more and more I see people popping up announcing their craft. I am proud to walk this path and I was even prouder the day I decided to tell the truth. No matter what you believe in as long as you do it with love and respect I respect you.
- The day I signed up to go back to school: This is a big one for me and comes with a lot of emotion. For years I was in an out of jobs I didn't like, overweight and full of anxiety. I was always focused on the bad. I also felt as if I had wasted so much time and money going to for a degree I really wasn't interested in pursuing. I was just introduced to healthier eating and staying active. It was about 3 ½ years ago when I came across a blog talking about The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. As I was reading through all of the things this person enjoyed about her life and schooling I was immediately intrigued. The school kept popping up all around me, expos, ads, people I worked with talking about and more. I knew it was finally time to talk to someone about it. I decided to email an ambassador to get more info and through several emails, texts and weeks I knew it was time. I called the school and signed up! I have never been happier. because of this school and some hard work I am able to live the life I've always wanted. Helping others and living adventures. Not to mention I am loosing weight, cleared my skin, gained energy and connected with so many wonderful people.
- Taking Archery lessons: In all of my favorite stories, my favorite characters are almost always the archers. Robin hood, Legolas, Morgana, you get the drift. It has been one of my biggest dreams to learn archery. This past February my boyfriend surprised me and took me to Asheville for our anniversary. While we were there he secretly made arrangements to take me to lessons. As we pulled up I could barely contain myself and wanted to squeal all the way down the drive way. Our instructor was one of the coolest ladies I've met and super sweet. Finding out she was a spiritual sister of mine, we instantly hit it off. Plus, she loved that I was super excited to actually learn about archery and not just wanted to be all cowboy about it. I totally was an archer in my past life. Three bulls eyes in a row baby! I will always hold that day close to my heart and I am on the look out for the chance to do it again. Archery was amazing and what an amazing anniversary memory.
<3 Love and Light <3