Hello again my wonderful Boudie Babes!

I really want my weekly posts to have a good mix of fun, enlightening, engaging conversation, stories with purpose, as well as some informational stuff thrown in here and there. I know that my posts have been more informational than anything the last week or so but today I wanted to share an experience and a realization that I think we all need to be reminded of sometimes. I know that as women we all know that we need to take time for ourselves and create a good balance between work, love and LIFE. But how often to you catch yourself forgetting about balance? I know personally, I completely forgot about what it meant to have balance and it really impacted me. Although I wasn’t aware of the impact (because it didn’t bother me) I am now realizing how incredibly important it is to have a good balance in life.

This week was one my best friends birthday and she decided she wanted to celebrate at the lake house. I was super excited but unfortunately my boyfriend couldn’t join me due to his work schedule. I was so bummed that I allowed it to affect the way I saw this upcoming trip. I found myself feeling like “ehhh do I really want to go” “how much fun can I really have” I was really subconsciously doing this (and saying it out loud sounds so silly) but that really made me re-evaluate how I was approaching life.

Now, just so you all know, I do go and have fun with my girl friends every now and then. I don’t miss out on the big stuff (weddings, bachelorette parties, graduations, etc.) but those random Saturday nights out or those Sunday afternoon brunches, I put those on the back burner over the past few years. I got so comfortable with my boyfriend and I living in this little bubble, that other stuff didn’t really matter to me anymore. It got to the point where when I was thinking about going out on a Saturday or going out for brunch on Sunday, I wanted to dot hat with him and only him. I convinced myself it was more fun and that I only wanted to experience all of these fun things with him because of the love that we shared. Somehow in the process I forgot to allow myself to remember the fun I had with my girls. I know this sounds crazy but I really believe that more than not, we find ourselves forgetting to leave our little bubble!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my man more than anything, and I still want to experience all of the fun things with him. I will miss him the minute he drops me off at the airport for a trip (if he can’t join me) and think about how I can wait to see him when I return. But I still need to remember to enjoy myself in the process. He always says “make sure you enjoy yourself” and I always swept it under the rug like “OK I’d enjoy myself more if you were there” but now I really understand that I do need to enjoy myself, and enjoy the process. After all, the process of life is what makes us who we are. I would be who I am today if I didn’t live and enjoy my life up to this point.

OK, back to my story about the Lake house. I am so glad that I decided to put all those crazy thoughts aside and go on this little mini trip. It was SO MUCH FUN. And let’s be realistic, if I would have stayed home I would have been alone (because he was working all weekend) probably take a couple naps, clean the apartment type of stuff. How does that even compare spending a weekend at the lake? It doesn’t!

Am I happy to be heading back home tomorrow to snuggle up during Sunday night football with my man? Absolutely! Am I glad I took a day and a half and spent some time for me with my girl? Absolutely!

Moral of the story, you can love someone unconditionally, but always remember to love, take time, and enjoy YOURSELF!

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