I haven’t found my winter coat yet and I must admit I’m a little worried. Even though it reached 75 degrees yesterday here in Chicago, I know at any time the weather in Chicago could drop 40 degrees in a matter of hours. This year I want to go colorful and bold….so when the cold comes, I’ll be ready.
Nothing can explain the joy I feel spending time with my family. This weekend, Cole & I decided to take a much overdue visit to my parents house in the suburbs. We ate, drank and talked about almost everything under the sun. My father cooked, I made some very underdone brownies, my sister treated us to some specialty cocktails and my mother let me borrow one of her beautiful “camisoles” aka tank top (she insists I call it a camisole.)
One of the best parts of the weekend was talking to my father about life as he drove us back home to the city. We talked about everything under the sun- my 401k, my living arrangements, politics, dealing with tough conversations and football. He gave me some really good advice and reminded me to stay focused on my dreams. When I asked him advice on which direction I should take on a major life decision he told me to “do what makes me happy.”
Now you have to understand a couple of things about my father…. he is very disciplined, very hard working and very intelligent. He’s also one of the most loving and dedicated humans I know. He’s instilled my drive, discipline, work ethic and has motivated me to be the woman that I am today….. hearing him tell me to do what makes me happy really hit home and gave me a renewed energy.
I’m going into this week focused on my goals and grateful for the support of my loved ones.
A few pics from the day.
Oh…hello sir. Cole was stuntin’ at the bus stop so I asked him to take a pic.
He is clearly ready for Movember, and I might say….he’s looking quite dapper these days.
I stumbled across this lovely gem of me and my sis (she is too cute). I can tell we were dominating the fashion scene even at this age.
Clearly I was very excited for this pic.