five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes

525,600 minutes. 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes.  How do you measure, measure a year? 
in daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
in cups of coffee
in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife

How do YOU measure it? It is no lie I love Broadway musicals.  And I just love the story in RENT, and not to mention AH-mazing, uplifting music! I could write a book on all the reasons why I love this play.  Not to mention, the story behind the man who wrote it { makes me tear up } . But back to my question. How do you measure a year? I choose to measure it in...LOVE. If I measured this year in love, I'd say I'm a pretty lucky girl...I have an amazing family.  Real family.  Family that truly know me, support me and can always see eye to eye with me and bring me up when I am feeling my lowest of lows.  I have incredible friends, so many that I find it difficult to keep in constant contact, but the good thing is, with all of them...no matter how long it's been, we always pick right back up.  One friend I especially find this with is my friend Emily in Dallas....we hardly ever find time to talk on the phone, but when we see each other everything goes back to normal. And well,  Emily is the strongest girl I know, I could do an entire post on the strength and amazingness of this woman {but I'll save that for another day}.  So today I celebrate LOVE in general, not one specific relationship, but all of the amazing relationships in my life I have been blessed with and so lucky to not only find, but maintain.  And for the new friendships that I continue to find everyday through my new adventures, and along this blog too.  Whenever I see someone visit from another country or comment from another city or state I get so excited that someone, somewhere agrees or has something to say to something I posted.  I get so excited to hear positive encouragement too.  I think I about fell outta my chair when Miss Emmy Lou told me my blog was a must-read and that I had it.   

Happy Valentines Day. I hope you find your day surrounded by love and full of happiness:) Tonight I am 
treating myself to some chocolate covered grapes, hot yoga and cooking a huge dinner with two amazing friends of mine and a little phone date later:) 

ALSO - I have an exciting and FIRST give-a-way this week. You must wait for it.......but it is going to be Legennnnnnnn.......wait forrrrrr it.................... ;) 



  1. You're so sweet! I love you so much :) I love your perspective on Valentines Day today and I too am counting my blessings for the love I have in my life!!! I just get more and more excited to meet you by the minute (next month!!!)!!! PS- You ARE your own kind of beautiful and it's radiant!!!

    Did you know this is one of my all time favorite songs...from my all time favorite musical? I know every single word to every single song and have seen this show (the real version...not the movie) more times than I can count on one hand. Actually, I've never seen the movie...I kinda feel like it would be cheating if I did. What an amazing, inspiring story...perfect for Valentine's Day!
    Y'all have a great time tonight.

  3. Another great blog by an amazing female. I feel very blessed to have you as a friend. :) Hope you enjoyed your dinner last night with the girls. Love ya girl!


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