One tremendously important detail I forgot to mention- this place makes absolutely everything homemade using fresh, natural ingredients. I knew my man had done well when I saw the words, "if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients...." on the front of my menu. Sensitive bitch at table 14, present! In any other restaurant, they want you to make your waiter aware of any "allergies" people in your party may have. See the difference here, is that the owners of this restaurant understand that sensitivities are legitimate, serious, and not to be fucked with in the slightest. It made me feel considered. I can't tell you how many restaurants are just flat out inconsiderate or seem "bothered" when I order my food. Sorry I'm not sorry that I can only have 2 of the 45 ingredients that my meal calls for- make it how I want it, PLEASE-UH. The fact of the matter is, any restaurant owner should educate his staff about these issues. I can't imagine that a restaurant owner would want to feel the blowback if a paying customer should fall ill. Okay, off my soapbox for now.
It was a very special weekend shared with someone who makes me feel special and loved every single day. I am quite the lucky, sensitive bitch.
Kristina created a new group on Facebook this evening for all the ladies who participated in the challenge in our last group. The group is called "Love Your Body," something I think every woman should do more often! We're going to continue posting miles for the workouts we complete, share workout routines we enjoy, create other fun challenges, and most importantly: inspire and motivate one another. [This is the part where I hop back up onto my soapbox.] It's such a beautiful thing, really. Too often women are so busy putting each other down because society makes everything one big superficial competition. I am humbled to be a part of something bigger that says, "lifting each other up is more powerful than knocking each other down." I'm so blessed to keep such wonderful company. My friends are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!
You must always turn to yourself first- for love, appreciation, a sense of worth, and fulfillment. Looking for it elsewhere will prove disappointing every time until you've given your soul all of those things that seem to be "lacking" in your life. You will live your life experiencing many moments of happiness and sheer bliss when in the company of others, but remember to find peace within first. Find peace and sheer bliss in your own company. When you can be in solitude and enjoy the company of fabulous you, those things that were once lacking in your life won't seem so absent. Love means so much more when you've offered it to your deserving self before you've offered any or all of it to someone else. You are in charge of your own happiness, responsible for how you live your life 100% of the time, and no amount of attention, affection, or loving company will ever leave those lacking areas of your life feeling satiated...for long at least. Self-love is a work-in-progress always...from now until forever. It's not always easy, but it's not always hard either. It's always worth it. It's at the heart of all successes you will have in life- romantically and otherwise.
I appreciate all of you. You're all rockstars.
Sending love and bright light your way!