PROCAFFEINATING: (v) The art of doing nothing until you’ve had your morning coffee
Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage. // Brené Brown //
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This. This never gets any easier.
A R R I V A L S • & • D E P A R T U R E S
"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." -Ivy Baker Priest
Also. I think I've found my spot. @theterminalcafe won me over with its fabulous food, perfect latte, welcoming hospitality, and wanderlusty airport theme.
And now my farsickness is flaring up again.
Let's get real. Let's make friends with our imperfections, because they're the side effects of being human, and there's medicine in "me, too!" Let's laugh at ourselves: it sure beats the hell out of the alternative. Let's agree that normal isn't a thing, and unlovable isn't either. Let's not be dicks. There are already enough dicks. Let's reframe our mistakes as lessons, and start kicking ass at learning. And let's use honesty and humor and heart to leave this place a little better than we found it.
// @emilymcdowell_ //
G • R • A • T • E • F • U • L
Also. Dahlias are my new favorite.
It's time for our laws to catch up with the culture of our city. It's time that our governing bodies actively support what we believe about Nashville: that we value personal freedom and expression, we encourage innovative thinking and creative ventures, and we are a community that supports our own.
That's how I ended my testimony before the Senate committee this morning, advocating for better #Airbnb laws in #Nashville.
I'm a huge advocate for this sharing economy of ours, and I'm thankful to be able to add my voice to the governmental conversation around this vital issue.
To be human is to be broken, and broken is its own kind of beautiful.
// @rmdrk //
Sometimes camaraderie comes with chopsticks.
Tonight @twotenjack is donating a portion of their proceeds to the staff of @husknashville—who are temporarily out of work after the restaurant fire last week. Such community support (in even a competitive industry like this) makes me feel proud to call this city home.
And makes me beyond grateful for the friends who show up for me in such loudly supportive and generously loving ways.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
// Rainer Maria Rilke //
Tuesday got me feelin like...
"There's NO CRYING in baseball."
L • I • S • T • E • N
My way to commemorate the end of peach season: with bourbon and autumn spices.
Sooooooo much better than hiking to the top!
Souvenirs from the mountain:
Old sights with new eyes. Fresh perspectives. New beginnings. Clean slates. Wonder. Wanderlust. Reminders to show up fully, soak it all in, breathe deeply, pause, laugh. The sense that I can conquer the world with this man by my side.
She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. // Elizabeth Edwards //
simple • pleasures
Let’s get real. Let’s make friends with our imperfections, because they’re the side effects of being human, and there’s medicine in “Me, too.” Let’s laugh at ourselves: it sure beats the hell out of the alternative. Let’s agree that normal isn’t a thing, and unlovable isn’t either. Let’s not be dicks. There are already enough dicks. Let’s reframe our mistakes as lessons and start kicking ass at learning. And let’s use honesty and humor and heart to leave this place a little better than we found it.
// @emilymcdowell_ //