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This week. Phew. I walk the line on here of how much of my personal life to share. This blog, by its nature, is full of positive moments – the things that make one’s heart swell with joy, hope and fullness. But I also believe that a heart can swell with the moments that catch your soul in your throat, that bring you to tears, that don’t necessarily feel good but mean something to your journey. And in favor of being authentic as you all are with me, this was one of those weeks for me. There were moments in this week that brought overwhelming sadness – but there were also moments where I felt my strength come back to me; cautious at first, then like a muscle pulsing stronger. It’s humbling to be reminded that we’re only human, and sometimes one breath after the other is what gets us through the day. The moments that I’m thankful for this week:

– Coming home to see flowers waiting at my doorstep from this sweet girl
– Some snail mail loving, also from ^^^ . Is she not the best?
– The generous offer of coffee at the concierge and an apartment cleaning sesh
– An evening of hop picking + beer tasting
– The Bachelorette finale. Just. can’t. help myself.
– The kindest emails, texts, calls and check-ins all week long
– Pho for lunch with a few coworkers
– A new furniture layout for a different apartment + daily feel
Thursday’s blog post appearing on FoodGawker.com
– The ride(s) home jamming to Beyoncé

{Photo via Coco Kelley}

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Gina August 1, 2014, 9:11 am

    I wish that I lived in the building where that photo was taken. So pretty.

    • Jessica August 6, 2014, 5:49 am

      Me too! Love you <3

  • Ashley L. August 4, 2014, 9:31 am

    I think you’re the best xoxoxoxoxo
    I’m so glad you were surrounded by love and encouragement this week!

    • Jessica August 6, 2014, 5:49 am

      Thank you for all the lovin! You’re so good to me :)

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