What do you do in situations where you just don't feel the love? Nothing (well, besides maybe write a blog post).
Ha, but in all honestly: I’ve learned in years past that no amount of peace offerings (or plain ignoring) can help a person overcome their demons/negativity/bad vibes. You just need to keep doing you. Pursuing your own happiness and what is positive in your life in the current moment is all you can focus on right now; or else anything slightly bad will distract you. People will try to hurt you by hazing you, by slander and by silly comments. But only you know the truth of your actions, intentions and dreams. Don't give up because someone is trying to tear you down. Their hounding only means something is askew in their own life.
You’re a diamond, babe. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
I was looking at my blogger stats the other day and I stumbled across something that made me incredibly sad. Someone found DAVY using the search term "surf thinspo" (aka "fitspo"), and my blog came up due to a Last Link post I did a few months ago.
I'm gonna open up your world right about now.
One: I'm introducing a new section over beer/cocktails... because I love it and it's a delicate balance between working out and libations that I find to be an enjoyable challenge (aka I run/workout so I can eat/drink what I want).
Two: a few months back, Matt introduced me to the wonderful world of the Pickle Back at The Memphis in Costa Mesa. We were about to see Saintseneca at the Observatory and The Memphis place was the perfect setting to get us ready for the show. It's about the easiest drink you can make (and kind-of makes you look like a hard ass). In its purest and most simple form, this 'cocktail' is a shot of whiskey with equal part pickle brine.
Yuck, right? You couldn't be more wrong, amigo.
A majority of the weather in California is summer-like all year long. I get into 50 degree weather and I (lamely) shiver a bit. Where did my midwest roots go?! The summertime reminds me of staying out late with friends, playing games, making fun projects late into the night, bonfires and the like. July is sugary popsicles, sandy butts and sweaty collarbones on the beach. I've compiled a playlist on Spotify for you to enjoy during your explorations that I'll be playing on repeat for sure:
Photo by the National Library of Australia
We're onto the second half of the year and I, for one, can't believe it. Seems like just yesterday I was sharing with you the resolutions that I am struggling to keep up with (although, this has been my most successful year yet). I have a whopping 11 (!!!) items on my list this month that I'd like to accomplish. Go get 'em, tiger. Don't place bets on me swimming in a pool of my favorite whiskey mid-month... I'm gonna make it!
- Go camping in a location I haven't been - like Yosemite.
- Take a sparkler photo on the 4th of July.
- Complete (read, FINISH) the Minimalist Game.
- Watch a classic movie, new to me.
- Have a Sunday Bloody Mary party.
- Finish a skillshare class a week.
- Run 12-15 miles a week (half marathon training starts this month!).
- Tighten up my diet (after the bloody mary bar, duh) by food-prepping on Sundays.
- Eat a solid breakfast every day (no, coffee doesn't count - as much as I would like it to).
- Wake up an hour early to and do something productive (blog, gym, run, etc.).
- Find a yoga studio and start going 1-2x a week.