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Late Night Lemonade

I try to keep to somewhat of a schedule with my blog, but today is an exception.  Last night I woke up near 3am with knots in my stomach + much on my mind.  I went downstairs for a drink.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen this, but as wide awake as I was I couldn’t bring myself to stare at a computer screen… so I’m posting my late night lemonade thoughts now.

when life hands you lemons

I drink lemon water religiously, but in that moment it seemed particularly fitting to be making lemonade after the day I had.  When life hands you lemons, right?

In the spirit of adhering to my new year’s resolutions (#3 – Be transparent.), I’m getting a bit personal today.  While this here little blog is all about bird + beau, along with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and whatnot, I am still me: I am a wife, a furbaby momma, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aspiring entrepreneur, an artist, + a hard worker, among other things.  I can try to separate the various aspects of my life, but when it comes down to it all of these facets are of the same gem.  Not to say I’m a gem necessarily, but you get it… sometimes one area shines brighter than the other, sometimes they all sparkle, and once in while some take to the shade.

Yesterday was a shady day, both literally and metaphorically.  I was informed at the end of the day that the company I work for (my day job) will be closing its doors within the next few months.  That’s a lot to soak in.  On one hand, I am grateful to know this ahead of time, as I know that there are many people out there in less fortunate situations.  On the other hand, I’m nervous because for the past five + a half years it has been my second home, so to speak, and the thought of finding a new one is a teensy bit scary.

So after awaking in the dead of night from a bazillion thoughts circling around in my head + my stomach churning with anxiety, I made myself a tall glass of lemonade and cozied up on the couch for a Gossip Girl marathon ’til sunrise.


4 thoughts on “Late Night Lemonade

  1. Pingback: iGrind Naturally Coffee Chat | bird + beau blog

  2. I definitely see how the coffee chat was inspirational for you yesterday! While I am sorry you are experiencing this, I can’t help but believe that this may be part of a setup for you to start on the path to what you love. I am very excited I got a chance to meet you!

  3. Pingback: Overcoming Overwhelm | bird + beau blog

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