Revisiting the past can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Reminiscing about the good old days is something we all do, but what if your “good old days” weren’t so good? Are our memories an accurate representation of what really happened, or do they, over time, become the stories that we’ve told ourselves so many times that they’ve become our reality.
That’s the answer I was after when I decided to attend a realtor Open House at the house where I spent my teen years. Decades later, I categorize that time as the most challenging time of my life, so why would I want to go back? What would I find? What could I possibly find that could be considered inspiring?
As it turns out, maybe our memories are a bit faulty.
Stories, the ones we tell each other and the ones we tell ourselves are powerful. Can they be reshaped with a little distance and a little wisdom? Take a listen below to find out.
Luckily, somewhere between 13 and 16, I must have started to turn it around.
Hidden gems are everywhere if we keep our eyes open.
Today’s excursion takes us to New York City’s Flower District: one single block in Midtown Manhattan that guarantees to impress and to likely transport you to an outworldly place of beauty and surprise.
Tucked on West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, we went looking for inspiration for color and DIY ideas where everyone “in the know” goes for anything floral or greenery-related. We spent the morning among florists, wedding and event planners, anxious hosts, excited brides-to-be and helpful shopkeepers all with one goal in mind: explore the thousands of species of flowers and plants to find just the perfect flower. Perfect shade of pink and purple. Perfect blooms for the perfect event.
So scroll down, take a listen, and visit the mentioned links below to learn more.