Savoring Sweet Moments

Our shared Razzmatazz cupcake; something you might not have seen a year ago.
Our delish Razzmatazz cupcake

“Live in the present; come back to the moment.” — the Dalai Lama

This quote epitomizes this past weekend with my best friend, which was absolutely fantastic and exactly what I needed.

As I’ve shared here before, living in the present is (and always has been) one of my biggest struggles. It just doesn’t come naturally to me.

But this weekend, I was really able to do it without much thought. And I couldn’t be happier about it.

Like several experiences I’ve shared throughout my recovery (my anniversary dinner at the Melting Pot,  with my hubby, the wedding we went to in Oaxaca this March, etc) this was one of those times where I was able to embrace the present, keeping in mind that we have a million fun moments (in the distant past and recent past) to come back to whenever we want.

And I have to say, it made for a happier, healthier, significantly more enjoyable weekend.

I was just “me” – not recovering disordered eater Melissa. Just Melissa, together with my BFF, savoring precious time together.

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Good Times Are Comin’

My best friend is visiting this weekend, and I cannot WAIT to see her!!

We met freshman year of college in the dorms and have been inseparable ever since — even with going abroad to different countries, even after living in different  states for the past eight years since we graduated; we’re still just as close. It’s kind of amazing to me that we met at 18, and now we’re both turning 30 this fall…time flies!

Naturally, I can’t wait to spend quality time together and show her all around where we live. I love having guests, and having moved so far away from both of my “homes” (N.J., where I grew up, and D.C., where I went to school and lived post-grad), it’s not every day we have guests!! Continue reading “Good Times Are Comin’”