Happy Thursday, my dear friends,
I have been going through Amanda withdrawals, so I reached out to her earlier in the week and asked her what evening she had free.
She told me she was going through Kristian withdrawals as well <——– Heart Squeezes!!
She told me she was free Thursday evening, and guess what day it is???!!!!
I am so happy, sometimes all I need is a chat with my best friend over a cup of coffee to lift my spirits and recharge my batteries! The month of August was so busy for both of us, I didn’t get to see her at all… No wonder I’ve been feeling like something’s missing, I haven’t spent any time with my soulmate in at least a month!!
I have been so excited that I’ve been dancing around my home and office since I woke up this morning!!
I realized Amanda and I don’t have nearly enough pictures together, although there are some, we just get so into our conversations and enjoying one another’s company, we forget to take pictures, I suppose this is not a bad thing! However, I thought of sharing a few of my favorites with you, and I’m going to make it a mission to take more pictures of our time together!
If you have people in your life whom you can confess anything to, and they will listen without judgement, hold those people tight! Those are your people!! If you do not have a person like that in your life, I’d like to extend a welcome! This is a judgement free zone. It does not matter to me what gender or race your are. It does not matter to me what political party you identify with, or what religion you are, those are not reasons to be judged. It’s not my place to judge you, but I will say if you are rude to your waitstaff, if you lack compassion for people, If you have no courtesy or respect for others and their property, basically, if you’re just a mean person or get joy out of others suffering, then please move on, I have no time or patience for people like you!
If you can identify with the quote above, well then, welcome to my circle!! This is me, this is who I am, and for far too long I have hid parts of me away to appease others. I’m done! I have nothing to be ashamed of, I’m a goofball, I have a child-like spirit, I LOVE to laugh. In my opinion, a day without laughter is a day wasted. I love music, all kinds of genres, I love to travel, I find beauty in the broken and battered, both people and things. I see the things that others do not see. I love ruins and vacated buildings, you know why? Because they have history, they have stories that need to be and should be told!
I’m like that with people too. I have read some fascinating blog posts from people, people who have traveled the world, people with shattered dreams, people who have escaped death! I so badly just want to sit on a bench with you, coffee in hand, and listen to you talk! I genuinely want to hear your stories, I want to know more, I want to fall in love with your passion!! Your scars are beautiful, if you’ve known the heartache of betrayal from a loved one, if you’ve been walking on eggshells for fear of doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing, because you’re so tired of feeling so small, I hear you, I see you, I feel you!!
Life is full of enough hate and darkness. Let’s stand together friends, lets refuse to let the world dim our light!
I’ll be here, wearing my heart on my sleeve, just like I always do. I’ll continue to be trampled on and taken advantage of because I’m so kind, but for those of you who genuinely want to get to know me better, for those of you who drink me whole, because I am your cup of tea! Thank you, and please know, I’m here, always!
One of those people who drinks me whole, is my, Amanda!! I don’t know what I’d do without her, and I thank God everyday for bringing her into my life!!
Let’s raise our cups, dance, and spread the love!
Love & life lessons,
** Note: I am going to try my best to post part six of The Cadillac Lounge, for those of you who are following, chomping at the bit for more (Christen,) I promise to make it up to you, if I don’t get it posted today! I have no idea how long I’ll stay at Amanda’s tonight, so it all just depends on how I feel. We have a whole months worth of stories to share and catch up on!!