About a month ago I went to an event planner networking thing in midtown Manhattan and had an unexpectedly amazing time.
But above that, for about an hour, I was able to put all the things that I'm down about to the side and simply have a drink, some sushi, and meet some new (to me) vendors.
I also ended up winning a bag made from a pineapple (!) and a super cool door prize all courtesy of the branded products company, LR Paris that was sponsoring the event https://www.lrparis.com You know, it's a certain feeling when you are talking and suddenly hear your name being called from the stage and wonder 'oh great, what did I do NOW?' :)
Anyway, I wanted to share this picture (below) taken by a colleague because it is a 'me' that I miss - laughing, energetic, outgoing. I have not seen that 'me' in awhile and miss 'him' dearly. But I think the takeaway is - that 'me' is still there, just dormant.
I am grateful that I got to get out from what I'm dealing with and have a little fun for a change even if it was for just an hour. I would not wish how I've been feeling lately on my worst enemy so if you are feeling down these days for whatever reason, my wish to you - that you find the 'you' that you miss, that you spread your metaphorical wings, and soar! :)