Anonymous said: Hi Kara! I need some advice :S My best friend since we were 2 is having her first baby in the winter. She and her bf are super stoked, we've been friends for 20+ years and when I found out I had no reaction. I have been asked if I am excited for her, honestly? Not really. I personally do not like babies, I never want my own, and I always feel indifferent toward friends who are pregnant. I'd never do anything to ruin her happiness, of course. Am I a bad person for not being happy for her?
I understand not being a baby person. Not all of us are and that’s completely ok. But this is a moment when you have to be selfless and recognize that you should be happy because your friend is happy. That’s what love is whether it’s a friendship or relationship. So if your friend is excited, share in that excitement with her!
Today would have been my grandmas 82 birthday. Im not one for writing sad posts, but this one comes with a good lesson for all of us. When I was 10, my grandma passed away from lung cancer, having quit 10 years prior. On Xmas day, I found myself in the hospital saying goodbye to her. I went into her room, sat down next to her and held her hand. She wasn’t responsive but I knew she could hear me. If only I had said what I wanted to say…
I wanted to tell her how much I loved her. But it was those three words I was too embarrassed to say out loud. It was an emotion I couldn’t express other than in my own head. So I said nothing. And I left. And so did she. To this day, the only thing I have ever regretted in my life was not telling my grandma, “I love you.” The lesson I have learned was to always tell those you care about just how much you do. Say “I love you” without hesitation and say it often. Don’t be afraid! It’s a beautiful emotion and three beautiful words.
Happy 82nd birthday, grandma…I love you.
Anonymous said: Hi Kara! I know you're all about fitness no matter how big or how small the amount is! Any ways to get back into a fitness routine /healthy eating routine when you've sort of fallen off track?
Yes! It’s never too late to start back up again. You can begin by being more conscious of the food you eat. Planning ahead for meals is always beneficial and pretty easy. Now that the weather is warming up, taking advantage of it by running outside is free and fun!
Anonymous said: I am curious, have you ever considered reiki? whether it be having treatments or having an attunement? you seem like a very open soul and a very open person. from what I get of you, reiki would really suit you and you would suit it. It is just so lovely, peaceful, and can help with so many things in our lives - there is just something about you that made me ask - no worries it as a good reason. this is a tad random, but it was just something I was curious about.
I have never tried reiki, but the way you describe it seems like something I should check out. Your words are very kind and I truly appreciate them. Thank you ❤️
Anonymous said: I really love your blog, but I was wondering if I could follow you on twitter, or if it is only for certain people? :)
Thank you! Yes, you can most definitely follow me on twitter. I keep my posts private solely for job purposes :)
Today wasn’t my day. So, I did what I knew best and went to the beach to reflect. As I sat in the sand watching the glorious sunset around me and the waves creeping closer and closer to me, I thought, “if the waves continue to fight to get farther up the shore line, yet are sent away each time, why should I not fight to make this day a good day even though things aren’t going right?” Every day that passes is a day that you can’t get back. It’s worth the fight, no matter how hard you get pushed down.
Took a walk by myself to the lagoon to reflect. Sat on top a sandy hill and took in everything around me. I watched a group of friends playing corn hole, drinking and listening to music, which made me feel nostalgic. I wished it was me playing with them, laughing and having fun. But, instead I laid down and began to take in the suns rays. No sooner did I do that and I hear, “hi. I need a partner, do you want to play?” Of course I jumped to the opportunity. I thought to myself, ‘the universe truly conspires to help you achieve what you put into it.’ Today was a day not to be taken for granted.