Happy Monday!

On Friday, I logged on to instagram on my way to barre {this has been the only workout lately I’m liking these days}. Anyways my close friend & sorority sister but also a super savvy entrepreneur, Franceska, posted a quote that stuck with me all weekend.

Basically, it said:

Beyoncé rehearsed 8 months for a 2 hour performance.

It’s so easy with each day to want to accelerate things.

One thing I’ve realized is that I’m constantly underestimating how longs things take me: whether it’s editing a photo or a blog post or even bigger picture, each action takes a TON of tiny actions. Not to mention constantly comparing where I want to be to where I am.

Things always take me slightly longer because I tend to see things on the macro action vs the tiny action. It’s sooooo easy to get caught up & frustrated when a few actions take so long, but each step has so many mini-steps! Not to mention, blogging {and any job really} is a lottttt a lot a lot of “rinse and repeat.” Basically, nonstop rehearsing.

Especially in this whole online world. Sometimes everything feels like everyone is going at lightspeed around you & lightyears ahead of you. It’s easy to feel left in the stardust. Just know that the stardust is normal & you are in your own orbit. Take everything a step at the time… the speed doesn’t matter but the steps do.

Anyways, it was something fun & inspiring I saw on Instagram so had to share it here.

Every step is a step! Don’t even worry about the speed.

Hope you had a great weekend!! Ours was super breezy & flew by. We went to Twomey for a pickup party & they knocked it out of the park. Check out this post for my tasting notes. I talked about the Silver Oak cookbook but want to bring it up again because the food there was all from the cookbook and just DIVINE. Highly recc. Check it out here.

On another note, an early birthday present came in for me from Erik… a Sega Genesis!! We have Sonic 1 & 2…. and I beat both of them this weekend. Let’s just say last night got a little intense on the final level of Sonic 2. Have you played?? It’s SO HARD.

Any Genesis reccs? We just ordered Toejam & Earl and Ecco the Dolphin!. Also has anyone seen Homecoming on Netflix yet?

Hope you have a productive Monday!


+++ read about Twomey here, here, & here

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