Webster’s Dictionary defines “love” …
Let’s just skip the cheesy crap, shall we. It’s Valentine’s, cheesy crap is expected.
Have I been delivered red roses by my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day? Yes.
Have I been given diamonds by my boyfriend? Yes.
Have I been proposed to at a romantic restaurant on Valentine’s Day? Well, not exactly. I did witness plenty romantic proposals while working at a fine dining restaurant in a historic Victorian house in a ski town, though.
Got enough romantic cheese factor?
I’m actually a huge romantic. I love rom-coms, I’m constantly reading romance novels, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice are two of my favorite books…
But there are so many kinds of love other than romantic love! I love Valentine’s Day, but I love love more. Let’s celebrate ALL the love!
Happy Galentine’s Day!
I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing girlfriends! Girls that I can sweat, adventure, talk, laugh, drink coffee and wine, and all around love life with! My mountain girls in Colorado, my yoga chicks, my Flex & Flow tribe, badass women are all around me…
For the first year Caitlin and I were friends, my parents kept inquiring about our relationship. Most people suspected (or maybe still do) that Caitlin and I are together. Last time I was home and I was chatting with my parents about recents dates, my mom expressed gratitude for what I have with Caitlin. I don’t have to settle for a guy with whom I’m anything less than completely infatuated because I have a partner! I have someone I can do anything with. We adventure and veg, we laugh and cry, we talk about everything (literally we don’t even need music on roadtrips). Everything we do is amazing and fun because we do it together!
I’m so lucky to have these two babes by my side pretty much every day! We work together, do all the yogas all the damn time, drink all the coffee and wine, eat all the fries and cheese. I laugh so hard with them, I count it as an ab workout. They challenge me to work harder, think creatively, push my edges, run faster, sweat even more… They’re always up for anything and everything! We really are the Three Musketeers.
I truly have the best family ever! We’re a small family, and so close. I’m so lucky to be close with my dad, my mom, and then the three of us together. Skiing, beach sitting, drinking wine, watching Bones, adventuring through Italy, we have the best time together no matter what we’re doing!
My love of the mountains AND the beach is oh-so-obvious. Those seem so opposite but the mountains and the beach equally hold special places in my heart. From hauling my butt up a mountain in the snow on my skis to busting a handstand in the sand with the salt air filling my lungs, being outside makes me so happy!
Massages are literally one of my favorite things. I’m rarely as relaxed as I am when I’m getting a massage. [It may look more like Caitlin is torturing me, but it’s actually a Thai massage move!]
Running, yoga, handstands, hiking, skiing, spinning… I LOVE to sweat! It’s a rare day to not sweat at some point. Plus I tend to run pretty warm, so I sweat pretty easily anyways. 😉
I absolutely gush over the pups! I don’t have one myself yet, but I’m lucky enough some of my closest friends have dogs that I get to love on regularly!
Coffee, wine, chocolate
Yup, this deserves it’s own category! I pretty much don’t go a day without having my three favorite things! I truly buy into the French mentality of having everything but having it in moderation. I love going out to eat, enjoying a nice glass of wine, splitting dessert with a friend, nursing a foamy latte in a coffeeshop…
There are so many things for which to feel love and gratitude. Friends, family, dogs, travel, nature, wine…
My life is filled with love, on Valentine’s Day and beyond… What are you in love with today?