Quality of life.


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i had the pleasure of hanging out with new & old blogger pals this past week.  

emily was in town for just a day, but she happily extended her return flight just so that she could spend an evening with katrina (who em introduced to me on her last LA visit... & so happy she did) & i.  jenn was here on a family vacation & set a night aside to meet me- and one of her other blogging friends, casie... the more the merrier.

it never ceases to amaze me that- after a few minutes of "initiation"- we jump right in, talking about anything & everything- as if we haven't skipped a beat... laughing, story-telling, listening... talking a bit more in depth about that job interview, or dilemma that they'd referenced in a post- but was a bit too personal to share in full online.  2 lovely evenings in which i walked away a brighter, bolder, better person. 

lately, i've found myself in [social] situations that are underlined with negativity, judgement, criticism, & flat-out-rudeness.  life's just too short for that nonsense.  my well-being is far better suited with real friends, true character... 

& an accompanying cocktail- a jalapeno pepino margarita, let's say- or a basil gimlet- never hurts.
         
{...cause it's been said that trying new things is also good for your well-being :)}
  

9 comments:

  1. there is nothing like being around people who lift you up, make you laugh and bring joy to your life. I am so glad you got to hand with those people this past weekend! Good for you

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  2. It was wonderful talking with you guys. One of those moments that you treasure where everything is just perfect. And you are right about the camraderie- I can be timid in new situations, but it just seemed like we were all old, dear friends right away.

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  3. That's awesome! I haven't met many bloggers I read in person, aside from ALT, but typically the people I love "online" I love in person as well. I'll have to let you know when I'm in your area sometime so we can grab a drink :)

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  4. So sad my LA trip didn't have any meet ups this time :(

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  5. I'm beaming :D I'm really glad we met and became friends! :)
    Ooh! I love Le Grande Orange!! Isn't it fabulous there?? I haven't tried their gimlets though
    And you seriously don't need those negative situations--which I've been a lot about these couple of days!
    Don't forget to ask the soon-to-be high school kid ahout golf, marching band, and starting an adventure club! ;)

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    1. Which I've been [thinking]* a lot about...

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  6. Lovely post - it's sooo true. There is a lot of negativity out there but there is also a lot of generosity and kindness. We all need to find our tribe and surround ourselves with supportive people.

    I read somewhere once that your true friends are not necessarily those who are there when you are having troubles but who can be there and celebrate your successes with you.

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