Friday Favorites

What I’m Loving Friday: Catching Up With Old Friends + Feeling my Emotions

This week went WAAAAAY too fast oh my goodness!

So, I was supposed to be in Atlanta this week but, as life doesn’t always work out the way it’s supposed to, the family and I didn’t end up going. Although I was bummed because this trip is something I look forward to every year, I still took the week off of work and did some fun stuff with some even better stuff coming up this weekend!

Speaking of things I’ve done this week though, my favorite was meeting up for dinner Wednesday nights with one of my absolute best friends from high school. We don’t see each other as much as we should, but when we’re together we pick up right where we left off. Here she is, isn’t she cute?!

We got dinner at one of my favorite places in Indy! Their slogan is- “Tacos, Tequila and Whiskey” aka, my favorite things. We started off the meal with a couple pineapple margaritas, some chips with guacamole and a corn dip, and had fish and short rib tacos as our main dish. If you live in the Indy area you have to check it out!

Grabbing dinner with her Wednesday made me realize how much I had truly missed her, which made me think further into my feelings, and how I don’t always allow myself to let them flow free.

Sometimes, I’m nervous to be an extreme on either side. I worry that if I get too excited or too upset about something, people will judge me for that. I try so hard to not cry in front of people and to not get overly excited when something great happens when other people are around. As I type this, I realize how truly silly this is.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a very happy person. I love being upbeat and always seeing the silver lining, but at the same time, I feel like I need to stay muted in these feelings. The friend that I went and got dinner with is not muted in any emotion. She is the most happy-go-lucky person I know, and also the person most in love with life.

I aspire to be like this 100% of the time. I want to let my emotions flow free and to cry when I need to. I think this is something all people need to practice. Mentally and physically, it is not healthy to keep any emotion held up inside.

I cried today just because I needed to, and I felt so much better after. I’m working on saying what I mean and to keep it real with what I’m feeling.

Any thoughts on this idea? Let me know in the comments!

NOW…finally, on to the stuff I’ve been loving this week!

 

I have a hard time getting into books, but I LOVE this one. Inspiring and has given me a new perspective in so many areas of my life. 

 

I am the biggest criminal minds fan and the new guy is OH SO HOT. Officially even more obsessed. 

 

Loved this post from Kylie. Never thought much about this but once I read this, I realized how much I really do this. 

 

These pants. My closet. It needs to happen. 

 

Bragged about my favorite banana bread on my Instagram the other day, but in case you didn’t see it, here is my FAVORITE banana bread. Make it. Love it. 

 

Have a great weekend loves and I’ll see you next week!

XOXO. C.

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