Happy Monday guys! I can finally say that and mean it. Last week I wrote about getting hit by a Mack truck and food poisoning on the same day the previous week which I thought constituted a bad time but last week was even more of a doozy.
My mom had a sudden health scare that resulted in a last minute surgery. It’s a long story (and she’s doing well now!) but for a few days there, I think I was having what people might call a nervous breakdown. I cried uncontrollably, couldn’t sleep, and my focus was all over the place. The thought of something happening to my mother wasn’t something that I had ever thought about and the reality that she won’t be around forever hit me even harder than that Mack truck.
They say bad things come in 3’s so I’m hoping I’ve had my dose of personal shit storm for a while. Of course the timing of this couldn’t have been worse. We launched Nourish Snacks last Wednesday with a lovely media brunch on the Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop terrace that somehow went off without a hitch even though I was running the event and a hot mess. Someone was looking out for me that day, I’m sure of it.
I took Thursday off to get my shit together, finally take care of things around the house, and sleep in. This weekend I spent a day in Greenwich, CT with my husband (more on that tomorrow!), having rooftop champagne cocktails with friends who live on our block, and hitting up two Soul Cycle classes. I feel human again for the first time in three weeks. I realize that sounds totally dramatic but it’s true.
The reason that I’m getting so deep into this is because I had dinner with a friend of mine on Friday who I used to work with. She told me that my old coworkers go through my Instagrams and talk about what an amazing life I have. I think it’s important, as I’ve said before, to celebrate the beauty and the good times but to be realistic about what’s really going on. No one has a picture-perfect life. No one. Remember that when you’re feeling Insta-envy!
PS: If you want to become a member of Nourish, click this special link to sign up and you’ll get a free week of healthy snacks! Sorry had to do a PSA for my company. We’ve been working so hard and am so proud of everything the team has accomplished
Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography.