Go For The Adventure

Hiiiiiiii! I can’t believe I’ve let 7 MONTHS go by without writing. A LOT has happened in the past seven months : 

In February, I married the best man I know. It was our favorite day ever surrounded by everyone we love. 

Three days after our wedding, we spent a week in Jamaica soaking in the sun, meeting amazing people from around the world + feeling extra grateful for life. 

In March, we started our house search with our wonderful realtor. We are extremely grateful for her patience and dedicated work; as we are still on the search for our first home to this day. 

In May, we officially decided to not re-sign our apartment lease and are now technically ‘homeless’ as of August 26th (shout-out mom + dad for taking us in)

In June, I made a huge life change of leaving my family business to work for WeWork, and I am loving my new job. 

It is now Saturday, July 20th. It is the FIRST Saturday this summer where Ben and I have absolutely nothing planned. We are relaxing on the couch with coffee, (OH YEAH, I love coffee now) a movie on, Royce at our feet, and it is raining outside. I’m feeling motivated to write because the transformation of the past seven months has been amazing.

I have been BUSY. SO BUSY that I have let slide some of my usual routines such as working out every day, cooking healthy meals at home rather than buying them pre-made, calling friends weekly, and writing on this platform, to name a few. While of course these are all very important facets of life to me, I have come to a realization. A big lesson that I’ve learned (and what I’m trying to portray in this messy-worded post) is that judging yourself for not doing what you’re ‘supposed’ to be doing will never help you, your mindset is the most important thing, and real friendships are filled with mutual love + will always be there even if you can’t call them every week. It’s OK if you change and evolve and stray from your ‘regular’ sometimes. In the past I would really work myself up about not being ‘good enough this’ or ‘good enough that’. A constant that has remained, and always will, is my belief that whatever you focus your mind on, you will create in your life. 

Although Ben and I are still on the house search and will be living in a bit of transformation for the next (who knows how many) months, we are growing, changing, and living more happily together than ever before. We are focusing on adventure, love, only what we do want, and following the signs from the Universe we receive every day. We are constantly encouraging each other to go for the scary changes in life, and it is the most fun I’ve ever had. 

So…CHEERS, friends! Cheers to adventure, mindfulness, living with a heart full of gratitude, and never letting our fears stop us from taking life where we want it to go.

 

XO,

Claire

**Photo is from my trip to Aspen visiting my sister last October – my parents, Ben and I are road-tripping out there together this August and I can’t wait to be back. 


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