When life takes over: Haute Thoughts

This past month I have seen my blogging/creative life suffer as my travel/work life has taken hold. And so it got me thinking about what makes that happen sometimes. The feeling that you have to do something can be overwhelming.

While you can sit back and feel guilty, which I can relate to, you can also just breathe in, take time for yourself, and live in the moment. Whether that’s meeting a friend or family member, taking a much needed nap, or working towards a deadline. Do what you need to be a better you, and live for each day. And, live with the choices you make, as they are yours.

It’s the best advice I can give myself and anyone else. I remember taking a class on the “7 habits of highly successful people“, and learning that shifting to “I have chosen to”, rather than “I have to” is a very powerful thing. Try it tomorrow, or everyday that you feel like life is taking a hold on you.

“When life gives you lemons…”: Haute Happenings


I wonder about this quote in the context of the question, and how the answer may be interpreted.  So as a fun Monday word/quote exercise here are some of my answers…all intended to be fun and light…as I need a little air today.

“…grab some miracle berries”…. (for those who don’t know, these are awesome foodie finds from Top Chef which turn sour to sweet…I get mine on Amazon)

“…suck one hard.”  In general, this may help bring a jolt to the system and allow you to get some blood flowing.  Blood = oxygen = life = happiness.

“…slice em up for some cocktails.”  Share the burden with friends and family, and let them lessen the load.  Or at the latest, help you forget.

“…squirt em in your hair and lay in the sun…a little Vitamin D is good for the soul.”

Thanks for listening!  Happy Monday all!