can't believe it's so simple.

Hello again, I realized this is similar post to my “treat yo self” blog post - where I get excited to share a cute Bellingham place & it turns into some sort of semi-deep reflection. I’ll try to keep it short and.. simple :)

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Gloomy Monday afternoon - calls for a R O A D T R I P ! We grabbed our passports, got in the car & headed to downtown B-ham (as the locals call it). Other wise known as Bellingham, Washington.

Mid way throughout the day I found myself SO SO content. With my surroundings, life, friends and I felt a pause that allowed me to really appreciate the simple things. As I made a mental list, I chuckled at how mundane and boring they could sound. Almost everything I was extremely grateful for was a basic need & nothing out of the ordinary for Western culture.

Today I am grateful for:

A change of scenery - discovering a new cafe that I have had an Instagram crush on since they recently opened. Since a simple way to help get your productivity or creative juices flowing.

Friends - You know how they say “you can’t choose family?” - well you CAN choose friends… and every text, interaction, time spent together or act of kindness is a choice. If you can already think of 2-3 people in your life who aren’t related to you that go above and beyond or you enjoy sharing life with - LET THEM KNOW!

Leaving room for flexibility - New school year calls for organization right? I’m currently on that scheduling/deleting/organizing train… something popular at the moment is time blocking. I woke up thinking about how productive my life would be if I was a good time blocker. Instead, today was one of those days where I unintentionally spent time with my mom, had some meetings and an afternoons where we could sit, dip a coffee, start to work and see where the day took us. Which lead to spontaneous tattoo inquiries and walks with no specific destination.

Food - Can i add coffee to this category? I’ll allow it. I’ve attached an image below and I hope it gets you hungry and excited to share a meal, cook, or order food with people you love.

its so amazing - yet. It’s so simple. .

A shift of perspective, a reminder to keep your head high, choosing joy in the midst of life’s complexity.

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Practicing simple gratitude looks like more than a brief recognizing of what “sparks joy lol”.

It can be having conversations about what you’ve been inspired by or been up to, going for coffee and surrounding yourself with people who are on board for a good time!

Thanks for having us Makeworth, your team was helpful, friendly (even got a tattoo place recommendation) & your space is beautiful.

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This is the coffee shop of my dreams. The location, the multi level, the design, the lighting - it was so simple, calm, inviting and the perfect way to spend a Monday