Can you remember the last time you watched a sunrise? The slow arrival of a new beginning. The sun stretching across the sky as it awakens the earth. If you have, you can probably attest to the pure contentment of your soul as it connects with the universe at a level that we'll never understand. It's a visceral experience that's not meant to be understood, but to be felt. And there's only one way to get that experience and that's to be there, in that moment. The first step to getting there is to decide you are not going to stay where you are. We are given this opportunity everyday, a new sunrise, and by our actions we choose to accept or deny that experience.  

Today I'm accepting this opportunity as I write the final words on a chapter that has left a lasting imprint on my life. Today marks the start of a new adventure that I'm eager to begin. I don't know what's waiting around the bend, but I have faith that it's better than what I'm leaving behind. I know that God will fulfill His promise to me and it's with that knowledge I will consciously & confidently step forward. 

What I'm Loving:
Book Recommendation:
  • The Path Redefined
    • Written by serial entrepreneur Lauren Maillian Bias who shares her experiences and the life lessons she's learned on her path to success all before 30. I've only read 2 chapters and I can't wait to delve deeper. 
Weekend Reading:
Weekend Plans:
  • It's my brother/photographer's birthday today. I love you, Trav! 
  • Planning for the new month. I'm so excited about August. I promise, it'll be my best month to date. 
  • Working on a new project that I'll be launching in a few months.
  • If the sun comes out I'll probably take a break on the beach. 
  • No work next week so maybe a mini Netflix marathon. Any recommendations? 


As mentioned in Monday's post, I'm doing a little giveaway. One winner will win the the Valencia Bib necklace from The Shopping Bag. To enter, just follow the accounts listed below and that's it. You can leave a comment on this post for an additional entry. The contest runs through Wednesday August 5th, 2015 and the winner will be announced August 7th on the Weekly Notes No.17. Thank you for reading and bonne chance! 

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Enjoy your weekend and if you can, watch the sunrise. 

À la prochaine,