be in love.

Hello again! I know you've seen the quote below a million times before, but for some reason, I couldn't get it out of my head this weekend. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. Living out this quote isn't always an easy task, but after years of trying, I recently decided to be in love with my life as it is today.

When {cv} and I were long distance, I spent the time between visits living toward the next one. The inevitable heartache with our good-byes physically hurt. Once we were finally in the same place in Rhode Island, I began thinking ahead to the day we would finally leave the Ocean State. When it became clear that Providence wasn't a short stop on our journey, it hit me that I couldn't keep living life from event to event or place to place. I needed to be grateful for the life I was living at that moment because it most certainly a gift.

The reality is that we're only blessed with so much time on this earth, so wishing it away is wasting time. {Crazy thought, right?} When I finally chose to be in love with what I had, everything finally felt like enough. It may seem cheesy, but it is the absolute truth. I get excited for life's curve balls--because as {cv} and I have discovered--those crazy turns often bring the best results.

How are you seeking peace with the life you're living today? xoxo {av}



  1. What a great quote! Even when things seem "terrible", they truly aren't! This life is a gift and I try to enjoy all of the moments.

  2. Love this quote! Tell me I'm going to find this one soon on Long Distance Loving Designs!

  3. Thanks for sharing this thought AV. Sometimes we all get caught up in blogging about trends or events and our busy lives; it is wonderful to step back and write/read a thoughtful piece about what truly matters. Love.

  4. Great quote...I really needed to hear this today!! Thanks so much for this post. Enjoy what you have, love it and don't take it for granted.

    Best, Mree

  5. So beautiful, and so true! I'm enduring the throws of a long distance relationship right now, and embracing this sentiment has made the time together and the time apart so much sweeter. Beautiful words to kick off the week!

    The Classy Cubicle

  6. This is wonderful Monday afternoon advice. Thanks for your honesty and helping me realize that taking your time and loving where you are is important!

  7. One of my favorite posts you've written! I love this! I seriously wish time away all the time (especially now, counting down the wedding!). I need to remember to live in the moment and not worry about the past or the future! Thanks for the reminder! :)

  8. That's so great. I often feel as though you did. We are living away from all we knew and grew up and I'm constantly wondering what our "next step" is when there might not be one!

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