2014 was a very trying year for me. Despite the hardships this year, I am so incredibly blessed that I was fortunate enough to spend the last ten days of the year with my beautiful family in Hawaii.
My parents and I met in Honolulu to spend Christmas with my brother who now attends UH Manoa. I was so blown away by how over due this family vacation was. Since my parents have joined the ’empty nesters’ club, we haven’t done much family bonding. We laughed until our stomachs hurt, spoiled each other with thoughtful gifts, and made memories that will last a lifetime.
Whenever the weather begins to cool down, it’s so easy to start to get lost in our daily routines and a little less easy to stay on top of the little things that keep us going. Since I find that motivation is the usually the root of my happiness, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite words of wisdom that keep me inspired and thankful.
Everyone deserves to do at least one thing they love to do everyday. Don’t hide behind responsibilities – You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce, girlfriend.
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my work/ fitness/ busy schedule, that I forget to appreciate the littlest things – like how blessed I am to get to spend so much time with my best friend every single day (which also happens to be my boyfriend). He is the world’s BEST eating partner, movie critic, comedian *sometimes*, and snuggler.