Life Headed North

So, I’m doing pretty good.

Much better than the first week.

Better than last week.

Hopefully, next week I’ll be able to say I’m doing even better. If not, it’s okay. No matter what. I know everything will be okay.

I want to thank you all for your constant prayer and support. Your comments mean so much to me. I read every single one of them. I’m so grateful that I can talk to my readers not just when I am happy, but also when I am going through hard times.

I wanted to update with some pictures from the past week. If you have an instagram, and you follow me @healthyhitsthespot, you may have already seen them. But, for the rest of the work, here they are!

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I’ve been feeding myself with good, whole foods. Obviously, I’ve been making them pretty too 🙂

I’ve been doing things for myself that make me happy, like getting a pedicure with my cousin. I’ve been proving that through hard times, I’ll love myself, carry through, and continue on with life.

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I haven’t had much time to grieve, and just be sad, and that’s why I say, if next week, I’m infact sad instead of feeling even better, I’ll be okay with that. I deserve time to be alone, be with my feelings, and get real. I’ve been really busy with work, and I’m just going to think of it as a blessing. I’ve never had this much in my schedule before. I was driving home the other day thinking “I am so grateful that I love my job.” Really, I do. Kids cheer me up. I can be myself around them. Be totally goofy. Show them I care, etc… They’re a blessing

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Another thing I’ve been trying to do most days, is get ready. I know, it sounds so silly. But usually, when I get ready, my day feels better. I feel like I have more energy, I want to do more, and I feel much more productive. Can anyone relate?

See, I’m being honest when I say I do whatever I can to cheer myself.

  • spending time with loved ones
  • printing a page of “nice things I will do for myself” & “nice things I will do for others” each week (and by the way, checking off every single thing)
  • getting ready – respecting and appreciating myself
  • eating whole foods that I know will make my body feel strong
  • spending time listening to friends
  • even though I’m working, I’m still making the most out of my days
  • even though I’ve been working more ours, I’m spending more time with friends
  • I’m working on being more interested in others, and what they like to do

Speaking of the last one, my Sister in law is an amazing photographer. I realized when I visited last week, that I hadn’t been taking part in what she loved so much. So, when I got home, I offered to assist her in her next photoshoot. All I did was ask, and she immediately replied and said she’d love the help

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So, yesterday, I woke up at 4:30 am, drove to LA, and spent the whole morning assisting her in shooting Danielle Parente. Check out her CD on iTunes! I love it!

I had so much fun spending time with Jinna, meeting new people, learning new things about photography. It felt so good to be able to see what she does, and how she does it. She is crazy talented. I have seen her photos before, and I know that they are gorgeous, but actually seeing her in action amazed me. She definitely has a gift for photographer. Her website is jinnakimphoto.com.

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After the photo shoot, I drove to a Starbucks in Silverlake and did my Health Coaching. I love that I can do my job anywhere!

Once I was done with that, I took advantage of the fact that I would be passing Kayla’s house, and spent the rest of the day with her 🙂

We went to the mall, had a 2 hour Coffee Bean date, and then got Whole Foods Salad Bar for dinner. It was such a good time. So nice to talk. So nice for each of us to lift the other up. I love having such a love-filled best friend.

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When I got home from LA, I stopped by my parents house because my Mom wanted to give me a professional Panini maker! I told her I wanted to buy one, and she told me I was in luck! Her friend Kelly had just given her one. She gave it to me! How lucky! I woke up today craving a panini, and made one with whole wheat tuscan bread, pesto, avocado, tomato, basil, and mozzarella. This was so delicious. I can’t wait to make the next one!

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This is me today, writing to you all.

I really am doing better, and I really feel like amongst all that I have going on right now, I’m making the right choices for myself, and live is going to be just fine.

Thank you again for all of your support. I could hardly wait to get to the blog and check in. Thanks for reading, as always. I’ll be back.

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Love, Paige
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