Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks, Lessons Learned, Yadda Yadda

For turkey day 2010, here it be - what I'm grateful for, and some of what I've learned:
  1. For moving to NYC this year and living in Brooklyn. Every day is a "pinch me" day, I couldn't have fantasized a better life here. I fall in love with my neighborhood every single is so perfect.
  2. For quitting a soul-sucking day job to do what I love - make cool, eclectic little bags that people genuinely like...and want to buy! Another "pinch me."
  3. For finding yoga this year...and getting many fortunate opportunities to take classes with some excellent NYC teachers. Yoga heals - physically, mentally, emotionally...take it from someone who knows.
  4. For unexpected derailments of plans and's a good lesson to be taught - make plans, set goals...but be fully aware that every day brings the unexpected. Learn to not take the good for granted and understand that the so-called "bad" is - 9 times out of 10 - actually good for you.
  5. Getting my heart broken. Yeah, it's easy to be thankful now that the worst of it is over...but I grew so much because of it.
  6. Working (for extra $$) at one of the funnest, coolest, most positive and uplifting places ever. I won't mention the company's name in my personal blog, but if you're dying to know what this utopia is that I speak of, check out my linked in profile.
  7. Running. Well, exercise in general, but specifically running this year because through it, I made new friends, found a cool place to work and pushed myself to new levels of fitness (12 mile runs 3x a week!) that I didn't think I'd ever accomplish.
  8. The pilot light being lit in my oven (after almost 6 months of living in my apartment without it lit). Now I can make biscotti...which is on the agenda for Thanksgiving Day activities tomorrow.
  9. Sewing. Nothing - nothing - turns my frown upside down like sewing does. I'm getting all dreamy-eyed right now just thinking about it.
  10. ...
I'm stumped on 10 - so maybe I'll just save it for my end of the year recap. I have a feeling I'll have a lot more to add to this list by then...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! :)


  1. Omg Lola, this is so uplifting, positive and inspirational! I'm feeling you..using your handbag makes me feel good everytime I step out in this beautiful place. Your bag adds an exclamation point to an already good feeling. Keep going Lola!!

  2. Aww Wandie - thank you! That means SO much to hear. I'm so happy you love it - and especially happy that things are going so well for you!!