Being home in Connecticut for the summer has been great in so many ways, but this girl is ready to get back to Miami.
I’m sure I’ll feel a little lonely because I can literally count my Florida friends on one hand, but I’m actually okay with that.
It’s not like I’m completely alone, I have my man and my dog.
I just love the feeling of anonymity and the way it pushes me out of my shell to be more independent.
And if we’re being honest, I kind of enjoy the pressures of living in a building, like first thing in the morning dog walks and small talk with strangers in the elevator.
I love that Miami has incredible events on a daily basis like free yoga and reggae Sunday’s at the Wynwood yard.
I’ve missed going to the Coconut Grove farmer’s market on Saturdays, living a short drive from the beach and starting my days sipping coffee on the balcony.
In the meantime, we’re preparing our house to host a few carefully selected Air BnB guests.
Let me just say that renting our home out has been the ultimate motivation to purge everything that’s we’ve been hoarding for the past ten years. And it feels so freaking good.
Other than preparing for Florida, I’m just soaking up the present moment.
Like this week my dad has been over the house helping me paint and clean up the yard, listening to Beatles radio on Pandora and singing along. Maybe it’s me getting older, but I feel like I appreciate those little moments so much more than I ever have before.
And I’m really looking forward to next weekend when my mom visits from Virginia. It will be so nice to congregate with my immediate family.
So many blessings.
As an empath, the past few weeks have been intense for me. The news has been heartbreaking and I feel a strong urge to help in a bigger way, to do better, to be better, and to stand up for the things I believe in.
It’s not always easy to be bold and brave, but I do believe that putting that intention out there is a good starting point.
Until next time. xx