Oh, Monday.

it’s been a rough few days in the Dalla Costa household (mom’s side), and it’s times like this that I feel so horribly selfish and stupid for moving so far away from family.

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sister gave me some great advice to get through today:

it’s hard not to think about it. do something that makes you happy; listen to a great song, have a treat at one of those yummy bakeries.

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today my happiness will come from Otis Redding and Bruno Mars, cups of strong and milky tea, email conversations with sister, my sixth Booty Camp session, the possibility of wine and dessert later, and looking at all of the beautiful and uplifting photos on Pinterest.

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hug your loved ones for me. i’m not close enough to wrap my arms around anyone today, but they all have their hands in my heart.

Go back, way back.

I’m tired aka I just typed an entire blog post on my phone and deleted it. I didn’t mean to; I’m tired. 4:15 am is too early to be awake, but as I watched the minutes tick past, and heard the alarm go off, I knew it was time to get going.

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Another airport, another post.

I’m heading back to Calgary this morning. My heart aches as it hasn’t been this full in a while. Visits with family, friends, and two new little babes having me missing Toronto before I’ve even left it.

Here’s hoping I can get some sleep on the plane so I don’t head into the office looking like I’ve only slept 4 hours….like I do now. Viola:

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That selfie was for you, Em. xo

Thankful for.

family and their love. friends near and far. bottomless cups of tea and the sugar that sweetens it. pretty things and clever words. huge vases of fresh cut flowers. sunshine and my raybans. lazy holiday Mondays and comfortable couches. my fiery independence and learning how to ask for help. smiling all the time and for no reason besides it feels damn good. my yoga mat and my endless determination to chill out. cute boys and the text messages they send. creativity and endless options to express it. this blog and you.

What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving!