One of my best friends turned 30 today.
She believes in indulging.
Indulging in love, in fresh air, in coffee + pieces of dark chocolate + coconut oil + dancing. In ocean walks with a cute puppy, in conversations about life, in working out hard + being real. Ask her what she thinks about indulging in things like ice cream sundaes as big as a mountain or whiskey + she’d probably make you do tgu’s, pull ups, or just roll her eyes at you.
Indulging feels really good. Until it doesn’t.
And that’s when it’s time to go back to the basics. Back to where we were before we indulged.
My friend sent me a quote from HONY tonight. It made me think about indulging + how sometimes overindulging leaves me feeling like I’ve been hit by a huge slate sea wave. The quote was too good not to share…
“If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?”
“When a wave comes, go deep.”
“I think I’m going to need an explanation for that one.”
“There’s three things you can do when life sends a wave at you. You can run from it, but then it’s going to catch up and knock you down. You can also fall back on your ego and try to stand your ground, but then it’s still going to clobber you. Or you can use it as an opportunity to go deep, and transform yourself to match the circumstances. And that’s how you get through the wave.”