Staying Open

{dahlia season}

 “By staying open to how life is appearing at this moment, free of your concepts of how it {should} be, you create the opportunity for miracles to occur. And if do what you love, follow your heart’s direction, the path to fulfillment in life will naturally unfold before you.” – Chris and Janet Atwood

Today was the end of one journey in my life, but the beginning of another. It was my last day working at bloomflora, a place I helped open its doors and manage the daily tasks that were required of a business. Although, I will not be waking up each morning, working alongside beautiful flowers {which I will deeply miss} I discovered my true self and what and how I want my life to be. We all question ourselves, our abilities and what we want to do {especially if you’re 23 and trying to find a lifestyle career, not a job} I truly believe things happen for a reason, and even though my stay with bloomflora wasn’t for long I know it won’t be a definite end, for I met a thoroughly inspiring role model and friend who just like me, believes in dreaming many big dreams and making them reality.

{our summer window display}
{hanging gerberas}

Just like the quote I posted above, I’m not worried of what lies ahead because if you stay open to life and let go of negative thoughts, then life can only present you with good . Life is about enjoying the things you love, and if you don’t do the things that make you happy then you’re not living so today {and right before I started this blog} I decided to do just that. I enjoyed my last day of being creative, decorating our window displays, and laughing. Then chose to head to the book store and search for books that spoke to me, and where did I find myself instantly walking towards…the cooking section.

I’ve always had a passion for cooking and baking, I know that because when I see pictures of food I don’t simply say “that looks delicious” I tell myself “I’m going to do that and make it my own!” So, I picked up Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker, and Dabney Gough and Very Fond of Food A Year in Recipes by Sophie Dahl {I’ve only read a few pages and already am captivated and filled with memories of Portugal, food and family gatherings}. My spontaneous purchase…Dream Big staring OLIVIA a collection of illustrations and quotes from “really big dreamers.”

{new books}

&& how do I end such a good day…reading my new book outside, watching the sunset, eating my favorite comfort food with Marley napping on my lap ❤

[stewed peas and tomatoes with a poached egg topped with gouda cheese…and a good book}

{diana}


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