Monday, January 24, 2011

Love This Life

While on vacation in the Outer Banks this summer my girlfriends and I took an afternoon trip into Duck for a little extra relaxation sans children for mani-pedis while drinking fruity drinks and gazing out at the ocean.  The spa carried these cute t-shirts and tanks that said "You Rock" on the front.  I was in the first few months of this journey and was feeling particularly motivated (being at the beach with skinny friends will do that to you!) so I thought it might be a cool thing for me to wear when I worked out.  When I picked it up I found that on the back was the brand's (which is LovethisLife) "manifesto" and I knew I had to have it.  Here is what it said:

is about celebrating the moment
and that we're not guaranteed or owed another day
and how cool it is that what we hide
can actually be the fuel towards our glory
and that it's not so bad being proven wrong

is about welcoming the blind turn
and the possibility 
that there's no such thing as coincidence
and that empathy is incredibly sexy
and that it's never too late
to pick up a guitar or a paintbrush
or to make an amend or to make a new friend

could be about rekindling a past flame
or igniting a new one
or shapeshifting from a dreamer into a doer
or savouring the caress of a love long gone

means whatever it is you want it to mean 

is a celebration of you and your path

cuz it could go at any second

you rock.

I picked this out of my drawer today and put it on even though it's a little tight (please tell me these things run small!) because it's a great reminder to celebrate this journey - the ups and the downs.  It's a great reminder to keep on doing what I'm doing, and damnit - I DO ROCK!


  1. I'm having a hard time with this right I really appreciate you running this! It's a GREAT reminder!

  2. Thanks Amy! I needed this today as I came to work to continue studying with a bottle of Maalox in my purse.

  3. I think we all need this sometimes - and definitely some times more than others. You two definitely rock and I will never let you forget it!

  4. thanks for such a great post (as always), amy!! that's exactly the encouragement and affirmation i needed to read today. this morning, on a moody monday, i soooo wanted to just back come home, soak in the quiet, and 'get stuff done' while the munchkins were at school... but i forced myself to get to the gym and log some miles on the treadmill. it was a bit boring, but i feel better on the back end. (and i'm sure my back end will someday look better for it!) today, i rock. and so. do. you!!

  5. This is great, Amy! We often forget that we are ALL fabulous despite age, weight, and other perceived woes. It's all good and, yes, we rock. Thanks for a wonderful pick-me-up!