Why blend in, when you were made to stand out??? 😍😍
in the end the buzz killers, the haters, the judgers, the fakers will still troll in the shadows...but who gives af?? 🤷🏻♀️ do you. be kind. smile. reach out. do it even when it’s hard, and emerge as a bright light in the world—-because we need way more of that!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #dontbeatroll#deepthoughtsfromacastledoorway
Hats off, houston. spending the weekend reconnecting with my brother and my old friends who have moved here was so, so good.
also enjoyable: ate a bunch. visited two great coffee shops (@toutsuitehtx@blackholecoffee ). ran a lot, including a sweaty and satisfying 16 miler today. we toured two colleges with jake and his sweet younger sister (95° heat, no less—still fun). we serendipitously wandered into a tour at the beautiful centennial garden after a run. and for our family dinner last night, i helped my brother’s amazing girlfriend make enchiladas from scratch, while sipping on these perfect margaritas that jake made. think we’ll be coming here more often now.
Destination of the day: from alligators and cajun music to tasty boudin and tabasco hot sauce, check out travel writer debbie stone’s culinary, cultural and outdoor adventures in lafayette, louisiana. located in the heart of louisiana’s cajun & creole country, the area is known as the ‘happiest city in america’. read debbie's story on nationalparktraveling.com - just type "lafayette" in the search box.