It’s delightful, it’s delicious…it’s a date!

So, two weeks ago my coach gave me a challenge. I had to take myself out on a date. In two weeks. I don’t go places by myself. I don’t know why or how this started, but I just don’t like it. I like having someone to talk to. I never know where to take myself alone either, I usually feel awkward. So needless to say, I was a bit scared of this challenge but I knew it had to be done. Self, we are going out on a date!

Well before I knew it (or maybe I did) the first week went by and I did not take myself anywhere. In fact I buried myself inside the house. As the second week started to draw to a close I was starting to feel a bit guilty. I was letting my coach down by not going, but more importantly I was letting myself down.

Then Sunday I got the email. Have I gone on my date yet? No. I haven’t. I’ve been too chicken to take myself out. This was silly, I mean really, what was I afraid of? So yesterday morning I started to brainstorm. Where would I like to go? The first thing I though of was going  to a hula hoop workshop, but that was about an hour away. I tried to figure out a way to justify all the driving (and driving at night, which I don’t see as well), but it just didn’t seem right. Then later on that day I remembered that the Daily Nutmeg released their “What’s happening in New Haven” post for the week, so I checked it out.


And there is was. The most perfect of perfect dates! An evening listening to the young talent of the Yale Jazz band performing the greatest hits of the legendary Cole Porter. I have to say, I was really nervous. Probably because I was making such a big deal about it, but isn’t it a big deal? I also feel compelled to note that the shirt I was wearing boldly stated across the front “You are braver than you think“. Well I’ll be. It was a lovely evening and I had a great time (I also might have been one of the youngest in the audience!). My cheeks were hurting from smiling so much and my soul was just glowing and dancing with radiant love. I’m already starting to look up other dates that I can take myself out on. This is exciting! It’s like falling in love all over again, with me! 🙂

So tell me, where would you take yourself on a date? When would you do it? I want to know, please share below!

♥ xo


Winter Wonder Weekend

IMAG0322Wow! What a crazy weekend! Friday night we were covered with over 30″ of snow! There are still plenty of streets across the state that still haven’t been plowed yet. Crews are working round the clock to get us back into working order…and I hear there might be snow this weekend too! I am not complaining however. I love it!

Friday during the snow storm hubby and I went into the front yard and hula hooped (check out the video we made). There was a couple that walked by and were so impressed with our skills that they snapped our picture! I felt like a little kid. Saturday was clean up day, but since our landlord takes care of that we took the opportunity to test out our snow shoes. We received them 2 Christmases ago, but never had a chance to use them. We walked through snow covered streets, past cars that you could barely see. It was a lot of fun. The whole town was out walking around. Thankfully the little grocery down the street was open, so we stocked up. Who knew when we would be plowed out? I wasn’t feeling all that great this weekend, so the rest of the time hubby and I played games and watched movies.

Sunday we went out on our snow shoes again. What a crazy wonderland we live in now! There is just snow everywhere! We went on another walk around the neighborhood, checking out what’s been cleared. I saw a really cool slide that was made out of the snow and kids sliding down. Looked like a lot of fun! It’s so great to see the community coming together and enjoying Mama Nature’s gift! Check me out with my snow shoes from our Sunday walk!

What did you do this wonderful winter weekend? I’d love to know!!

♥ xo