Sometimes self care means surrounding yourself with people who care for you. 👯♀️❤️
This month, I was lucky to share several near perfect weekends with some of my dearest friends from all parts of my life. I am cruising into July with a splotchy sunburn, a sandy house and a full heart 💜 •
Often I forget how necessary time with friends is for my mental health. As a busy-ish, socially anxious nearly thirty year old, I tend to be a rather solitary creature. It takes a lot to get me out of my routine and interacting with the human world. 🙈
This month was filled with adventures, laughter, long walks, spectacular celebrations, decadent meals, board games, beers, relaxing and reminiscing. I scrolled on my phone less than usual and soaked up every second I could spend with my crew of lovely forever friends. I feel refreshed and so loved 🌊
I am incredibly appreciative of all the wonderful people in my life who keep me company, make me smile and push me to make everyday worthwhile. ✨
We capped off this weekend with a quintessential Nantucket feast. 🦐
Steamed lobster 🦐
Corn on the cob 🌽
Clam chowder 🐚
Crusty French bread 🥖
Vats of butter 💛
A crisp white wine 🍷 •
I am still covered in butter and I’m not mad about it 😏
You know what’s interesting?
Our past experiences program our minds to make “assumptions” about the way a person is based on the way the person looks alone.
Our subconscious minds are so powerful, but they can also be incredibly misleading.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always gotten the “you’re not who I thought you would be” response from EVERY person I’d meet.🙃 _
They say I look like a “party chick,” that I look “super crazy outgoing” and some say I even look mean😭 (resting b*tch face syndrome✌🏼).
They would then find out that I’m a passionate Christian, that I rarely ever party, that I’m actually very old-fashioned when it comes to my morals, and that I’m VERY independent, love being alone “doing my thing” most of the time🙃🙂🙃.
Takeaway👉🏽 don’t let first impressions or IG photos fool you into making false assumptions about others!!
If you don’t know someone on a personal level, don’t expect your preconceived thoughts to be accurate!
Zat is all, folks🤓
Have a swell Monday! -
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