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I can’t believe how this week has flown by! It’s been a blur of work, long train rides, negotiations, sad news, a mini challenge, movies and a little bit of drama. In the midst of it, I neglected all of you!

One of my best friend’s darling Grandpa passed away this week so tomorrow I’ll be down in Hingham for the service. These things never get any easier to attend, in fact, they probably get harder with age. As a child, you’re sad but life seems so huge and full of possibilities while “forever” doesn’t seem that long. It’s a big reminder to embrace the moment and focus on what’s actually important to you. Kyley is so important to me that I finally dug my car out!

On a much happier note, I’ve also been inspired to get a little bit healthier. I’ve given up soda for Lent (this has been extremely difficult. I’m more or less trying to wean myself. I’m down to 2 sodas a week instead of two or three a day!) and am doing a mini 30-Day-Fitness challenge with some of my Crush cohorts. Fifty crunches and ten pushups a day for thirty days! This may not sound like much but since I haven’t worked out for at least two years it’s a big step in the right direction. We’re on day four and my abs are actually sore so I’m hopeful this will become a great habit! I even felt so great after the challenge this morning that I did a 35-minute yoga video! Slow but sure!

Like everyone else in Boston, the piles of snow and bitter cold has really taken a toll on my mental health. I’m all over the place and taking it out (or holding it in) against a lot of people. Yesterday, I took Daisy for a long afternoon walk, the sun was out, and lots of birds were chirping. Even with ten feet of snow on the ground it felt like early spring.
My winter mood over the past few weeks has led me to making some questionable choices. The good news is that, last night, it also lead me to see someone I trusted and cared about in a whole new light. I was angry at first and, not-so-regretfully, responded with a rude email. But once my initial anger passed, I was swept with relief. He finally showed me who he truly is and, deep down, he is not someone I want in my life. My self-confidence has taken a hit, but I know I’m better off.

I have a couple of exciting opportunities coming up so if you love fashion and Boston (and I know that you do!) keep checking back! I promise to get back to my 3-4 posts weekly! I woke up today with a brighter outlook than I’ve had in months. I don’t want to jinx myself, but bitter might be melting into happy.

The lyrics in this post’s title are taken from Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player) by Marsha Ambrosius

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