Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Lost In The Crowd

I am in London on work today and currently killing some time at a Starbucks down the street from where I am meeting Meghan for dinner.  My schedule worked out great today, I had to travel for a meeting this afternoon and Meghan had the day off so we are meeting for dinner.  We have been talking about trying to meet in London once in a while for dinner so we can see each other face to face more often and so today we made it happen.

I have about two hours between my meeting and dinner tonight so I found a Starbucks, grabbed myself a latte and am working away on email and doing a little blogging as well.  I am inspired as I sit in a little spot where no one knows me, thinking about what it would be like to live in a bigger city again?

I lived in Toronto in my early twenties for awhile and one of the things that I really liked and hated about the big city was getting lost in the crowd.  I enjoy being alone and my independence but in a small town like Sarnia, its not always easy to get lost in the crowd and be alone.  So, when I have the opportunity to sit, quietly, people watch and hang out with me, I relish in the moment.

I don't want to stay in those moments forever because I love to be with my favourite people too but from time to time, I need time alone.

There are of course downsides to big cities, like trying to find parking near your desitation so you do not need to walk more than 5 minutes in the -15 degree weather, these are the things that make me grateful for my small town.

Anyways, I thought I would just share some thoughts from the corner of the coffee shop.

Until next time……..

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Weekly Blessings

At the end of this week I am thankful for:

Heated seats in my car - It has been uncharacteristically cold around Sarnia Lambton so a fast warming car has been a blessing.

Friends that live close - The cold makes Tyler and I feel like staying home, lucky for us we have amazing friends that live super close.  Its easy to get together and they make us feel like we are at home in theirs.

Siblings - I have two younger sisters and Tyler has two younger brothers and this week we have had some pretty great times with our siblings, we both feel so blessed that we can call our siblings our friends.

Old friendships that rekindal -  In the last month I have had the opportunity to reconnect with some of my oldest friends, it feels so right and makes my heart happy.  I am amazed at the imprint that is left on our adult lives when a person has been such a large part of our childhood.

Grandparents - Tyler and I had a visit with his Grandma and Grandpa yesterday and we looked at some old pictures and had a good chat.  I love listening to there perspectives and advice for Tyler and I in our marriage, they speak from a place of experience and love and have an end result that is admirable.  You can tell they still care very much about their relationship and the state of their family, it is comforting to know we are a part of this strong family unit.

I would love to know what you are grateful for this week, please leave a comment and share your blessings.

xoxo Audrey