Love & Adventure

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Recently, I’ve been pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Or perhaps, rather than thinking, analyzing, or worrying, I am simply allowing myself to be. I feel that I’ve been trying to take each moment as it comes and for once, to allow myself to live without worrying about mistakes.

Yes, I know there is a greater potential for hurt, disappointment and perhaps, even heartbreak. However, there is also a greater chance for happiness, joy, love, excitement and freedom!

I challenge you to take little risks each day! Even if it’s just one! Why stay stuck in your head or in your safe box? Why not, try something new and different? Let yourself experience life and all it has to offer. I promise you that you will look back one day and not regret that you did.

Honestly, what’s the worst that can happen?

Xx

Allie 

The real meaning of Valentine’s Day

To put it simply, Valentine’s Day is about love.

To me, February 14th is not about chocolate or roses or being in a relationship, it’s about telling those around you that you love them.

This could be your best friend, your mom, your dog, your cat, your sister or brother.

Regardless of what you are doing today, tell those around you that you love and cherish them.

And don’t forget to love yourself as well! You can be your own Valentine!

Xoxo,
Allie

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The value of self care

Good morning my sunshines!

This morning I woke up a bit down to be quite honest.

As you know, there’s been a lot of changes in my life recently and sometimes it’s just hard for me to accept them.

BUT rather than mope or continue to feel down, I woke myself up and walked down to a coffee shop near my house and decided to treat myself to a lovely breakfast!

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to practice some self-care.

Go out of your way to nourish your body and mind.

At the end of the day, we need to be mentally healthy and happy before we can help others and the world.

So, remember to take care of yourselves this weekend!

Xx
Allie

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Letting Go

Letting Go

Today I woke up thinking about my future. Lately, I’ve been forced to take a hard look at my life- to revaluate the my priorities and the way I am choosing to treat myself.

After some difficult reflection, I had to be honest with myself- I was not treating myself the way that I should.

My inner critic was louder than ever and my health was suffering.

Thus, this past week I’ve chosen to make many difficult, but necessary changes.

My plan is not to resist the changes that are happening, but instead to embrace them. To flow with them.

Resisting these changes that I have needed to make has only caused me suffering and distress.

Instead, I think that often it’s better to trust the Universe and embrace the path it is trying to take us on.

Love and light and HAPPY FRIDAY 😉

Xx
Allie

Is loving really worth it?

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Lately, I’ve been questioning the importance of love.

Is it really worth opening up my heart when it only seems to result in hurt and doubt?

Yes, the butterflies, the laughs, the memories and adventures are wonderful- but afterwards all I feel, all I can connect with, is sadness and hurt.

It hasn’t been many days since my most recent heartbreak, which led me to the very question, “is love worth it?”

Despite all of my hurt and pain, I quite quickly found the answer to be yes.

I realized that for me, loving isn’t about the end result- it isn’t necessarily about finding my Prince Charming.

Loving and putting my heart out there is about living- it’s about my soul growing, experiencing and learning.

Thus, I have to come to the conclusion that although perhaps I need a hiatus from the dating world for a period of time, loving is worth it.

I know my future holds many more opportunities for love, and regardless of the pain and heartbreak I’ve experienced, I plan on being open to it when it drops on by.

Xx,
Allie

Wanderer

It’s Abby here. So excited Allie got things started off for us!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about certainty, or more accurately, uncertainty.  As a college graduate still looking for a job, there’s a stability lacking from my world. I don’t know where I’ll be 2 months from now. I could be in the exact same place. Or not. I do know though that I used to want that sameness, that 9-5 job so badly. Routine. The day to day sameness.

But life is turbulent. As much as we try to manufacture a path, one single path for all adults (job, house, marriage, kids, you know the drill…) it only makes sense that that path really doesn’t fit everyone so well. I’m just learning that. Maybe I will have all those things evenutally. But right now, no. And I should revel in that.

I won’t get these turbulent, boundless days back. They are fleeting like everything else.

There is, inside me, some wanderer. A restlessness. A desire to flee and fly. The rustle of leaves beat from my heart and I yawn the noises jetliners make — I swear.