6 In life

be present.

It’s been a stressful couple weeks. Between the 47th trip up and down the stairs hauling furniture in and out, scrubbing wood floors and living out of boxes – moving is a LOT of work, even if it’s only seven blocks – life is momentarily in disarray. And, between finding a new home for my hairspray and housewares, a wicked head cold nearly knocked me out (you know it’s bad when during a normally blissful vinyasa yoga class you’re counting down the seconds until savasana).

Throughout it all, my mantra:

Because when you’re fully present every single day – not pining for the past or fretting about the future – amazing things happen.

And, they are happening… the combining of households has been more wonderful than I could have imagined (and, honestly, if you would have told me one year ago – in the midst of wrapping up graduate school – that I would be living with my love, I would have laughed at you). Who knew that putting together IKEA furniture could actually be fun?!

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    Emily Dingmann (@nutritionisteat)
    04/04/2012 at 1:05 pm

    So happy for you Erin and so glad you are blogging! Can’t wait to read more.
    I’m working on being present and just being (instead of wishing I had a perfect job, etc.)

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      04/04/2012 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Emily! I have to constantly remind myself to be present and enjoy each moment, too :) Also, your blog is so great… I look forward to reading every day!

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    Sharlene Klegstad
    04/04/2012 at 1:34 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new, improved place! Life does change, doesn’t it? Change can be VERY, VERY, good!

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      04/04/2012 at 1:55 pm

      Indeed, change IS very good, Mom! Looking forward to your next visit :)

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    Amanda Tjaden
    04/26/2012 at 11:33 am

    I am glad you got the Ikea stuff with the easy assembly. I love my brother dearly but him and a hammer aren’t exactly good friends :)

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      04/26/2012 at 12:55 pm

      Ha! He’s coming along… I’m gonna make him hang a curtain rod tonight :)

    your thoughts…

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