I know, I know. It's been awhile since you've heard from me.

Admittedly, this summer has asked a lot of me. Things I didn't know that I would have to give. 

I'd love to tell you that I've just been lazily spending days lounging by the pool & adventuring off on spontaneous road trips & occupied with lots of wonderful, intelligent and funny men ( I would love to be able to say this!!) but....that hasn't been the case, y'all. 

Instead I've been very meticulously disassembling the foundation I've been standing on & rebuilding a foundation to support something that I've wanted for a long time. Something that I can't even totally conceptualize myself just yet's clearly coming faster than I imagined. 

The process has been excruciating, challenging, draining, scary, expensive & frustrating but....this has also been one of the best times of my life. I am learning A LOT. And I'm still happy. 

And it's kind of interesting because, in a broad aspect, this is exactly what I thought I'd be doing this summer.

I just thought I'd be doing it in Spain

Taking siestas in Retiro Park with my Spanish boyfriend (who I'd already affectionately named "Javi", short for Javier), while we shared tapas of jamón y pan con quesopracticed each other's languages and customs. (clearly I have a VERY vivid imagination)

But since I'm here--healing my body & intensely working on this glow up--I figured it's the perfect time to do launch the 21 Day Gratitude Project for 2017.

The 21DGPis a project I started 2 years ago to experience a deeper level of gratitude by sharing my experience with others. 

Each of you is personally paired with a partner (whom you don't know!) and through 21 days of DAILY emails you connect with them by sharing something you're grateful for in your life. Or the THINGS you're grateful for. Because sometimes we just need to talk & celebrate & focus on the GOOD STUFF going on in our lives. And sometimes it feels lovely to create a deep connection with a person you may have never laid eyes on in your life. Actually, I think we can agree that feels lovely every time it happens.

Because the reality is that the only way to make joy, abundance, peace, happiness, & gratitude grow in our lives is THROUGH OUR OWN COMMITMENT TO UNAPOLOGETICALLY CHOOSE THEM. Again & again.

This project starts next week, on August 2nd, so if you want to participate, head to my blog & use the box on the RIGHT to add your name to the list.

Last year I had over 100 people & I'd love to see this group keep growing! Click here to read more & sign up.  (USE THE BOX ON THE RIGHT THO!)

Lastly, thank you for staying with me these last few weeks and caring about what I do & who I am the things I create & what I have to say. 

For a girl who grew up feeling like what she had to say didn't matter..... it means a lot.