It's the begining of a new month.
I had a pretty incredible month. I got to spend time with my mom in Italy and Greece. I was a part of an incredible fundraising effort with To Write Love On Her Arms. I enjoyed an amazing dinner with Christina + team CP celebrating 2 years since that magical night at SYTYCD. Swoon + I set a wedding date + hired our wedding planner. I was lucky enough to film a “Story Of” video with TWLOHA. I was also lucky enough to be asked to attend two screen-tests for my dream job + receive some pretty cool feedback. It was a really full month for me, but in essence I took some serious time away from the internet. It might have felt that way to you, but I would say I cut down my internet usage by almost 75%. I posted some old blogs while I was away. I pre-cut all my insider music interviews. I had pretty close to what a month off might feel like. Except, all the things I mentioned above....
I learned many things in my shut off mode.
I wanted to share some of those things:
-I learned that it really stinks to watch your parents get old, and that the true test of compassion and love is becoming a parent for your own parents.
-I learned that not everything that comes to my mind is deserving of a tweet/blog. It’s important to edit my own mind.
-I learned that creativity and passion cannot be created in a mind that is bogged down and stressed.
-I learned that I tend to take advantage of the most important people in my life.
-I learned what love really means, and it means, that life, as fabulous as it can get is nothing without that other person.
-I learned that the greatest thing you can do for another person is that thing that they can never pay you back for.
-I learned that things will never happen when you want or need them to happen but if you keep working hard, are a good person, and an expert at your craft then things WiLL happen.
-I learned that i’ll always feel better about myself when I eat properly and exercise. Eating properly and exercising are always hard to to, but always worth it.
-I learned that smiles always disarm people. That the easiest thing to do is to smile.
-I learned that we rarely take the time to thank the people around us who help us.
What did you guys learn this month?