Last weekend we went out to the farm that my boyfriend grew up on where his parents breed golden retrievers. They had a few litters that were getting ready for their new homes and YOU GUYS, aren’t they just the cutest things?? People would save a lot of money on therapy if they just went to places like this and let puppies crawl all over them for the day. They are so sweet and small.
Their family has a great breeding reputation because they honestly care about each one of their dogs and each one of their puppies. They always get them checked out and certified for their hearts and hips so you know you are getting a happy healthy pup!
Him and I walked around and went antler shed hunting on their land in the woods. We came up empty handed on the antlers but we did find some bones for the dogs to chew on! We had such beautiful sunny weather all that weekend that I was just happy to be outside. It was such a great weekend with really great company. I am getting pretty antsy for spring and summer to be here for good!
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Drinking enough water every day is so important for our health for so many reasons. It impacts your skin, energy, digestion, and so much more! This is one area of health and fitness that I tend to be really good and consistent at (at least there is one thing, right?!). I LOVE water. Servers at restaurants probably hate me because I only ever order water with my meals. Not because I am cheap (I mean I am cheap but that’s not the point) but because I actually love drinking it and I can never seem to get enough of it. I wasn’t always this way though. I was the girl who could put away a couple cans of coke each day and not even think about drinking a glass of water unless I was really hot or my throat hurt.
When I was in college, though, I started to carry a water bottle with me and just drink that with my meals (the main reason for this one actually probably was because water was free). But over time you know what I discovered? The more that I drank water, the less I craved pops and juices. Studies actually show that when you eat less of something you begin to crave it less.
The latest book I have been reading is Big Magicby Elizabeth Gilbert. You might have also read Eat Pray Loveby Liz as well. That’s when I first discovered her and just LOVED that book. While Eat Pray Love is more of a memoir for her, Big Magic is a guide for us to live creatively without the pressures that society places on it. If you want to make art for a living, great! If you want to make something just because you enjoy the act of doing it, great! If you are really bad at something but it still brings you joy, you shouldn’t stop doing that thing just because you will never be the best at it or make an income off of it. Do the things you enjoy doing for the sake of the enjoyment, and don’t feel bad about it! She gives you permission to live free in your creativity and to create for the sake of creating. In our world today, we are consumers rather than creators. But a long time ago, if people wanted something, they had to create it. Their meals, their clothes, their homes, etc. We have been so far removed from that way of living that very few of us are the creators now. She describes how it is in our nature as humans to be creators, no matter what that might look like.