Sometimes (oftentimes) in life, things simply don’t go as planned.

    Originally, I was supposed to leave for New York on Wednesday for a conference Thursday – Sunday, and then I was going to stay up in the northeast for a few days to be with family and friends. However, due to this crazy winter storm heading up to NY, flights are being canceled Tuesday into Wednesday, so I moved my flight to Monday (today). I was packed and ready to go. Or so I thought.

    Last night after dinner I started feeling nauseous and to avoid the gross details, let’s just say I either got food poisoning or I caught a bug of some sort. It was awful. I didn’t sleep a minute. I knew there was no way I could get on that plane this morning. SO, I had to move my flight again. Though, I couldn’t move it to Tuesday or Wednesday, and if I went Thursday I still wouldn’t make it in time for the conference, as it starts promptly at 9am. I decided to just get on Matthew’s flight, which is on Friday. 

    With all that being said, this means I won’t be at the conference, unfortunately, and I was supposed to spend most of the week with my family and see some of my friends. Well, that’s no longer happening. I’ll, of course, still see my family and most of the friends I was going to see, but let’s just say, it’s been a cluster fuck. I was really looking forward to the week (and to being hunkered down with my parents during the blizzard!), and most importantly, the conference. I’ve been prepping for it for a while, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. I will be going to this same conference in a few months when they hold it again, but it’s still such a bummer. 

    This is all to say that more often than not things will not go as planned. And you just gotta roll with the punches. While my situation isn’t the biggest deal in the world, by any means, it’s still disappointing. Plain and simple, it sucks. The thing is, though, it’s ok to be disappointed and upset, but it’s important to also push yourself along and not dwell on it. It is what it is, good or bad. The more you harp on it, the bigger deal it becomes, and nothing good will come of that. 

    So, while this isn’t the way I wanted to start off my week, here we are, and I’ll make the best of it. I guess doing work on my couch and catching up on zzz’s today isn’t the worst thing. Yes, I’d rather be up north, but what can ya do, right? And, on that note, I’m going to turn on Hart of Dixie (I’ve been re watching all the episodes because it’s so cute (yet so totally dumb, too)), do some wok, and rest up. I’ll catch ya on the flip side (i.e. tomorrow). Have a great day and an awesome week, guys. xo Julie


    Photo above pre haircut, photography by Christine Lee

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