How does one know WHEN, they are surrounded by the right people? I’m guessing by the smiles shared here, that these are some pretty happy times. (While I’m writing this I just confabulated in my mind that some people might feel left out, and then I almost added more pictures, but then I smacked myself back into consciousness and I realized this is about me not you! Enter my warrior goddess) I think the first way to tell if your in the right company is going to be my number one go to, my all time favorite and the inspiration for this blog, it’s going to be, if you don’t have to watch a thing that your saying. That’s right you can say whatever you want. You don’t have to worry about dropping the F bomb, and you don’t have to worry that someone thinks your inappropriate. You are around the right people when there is no judgment, there is only acceptance. I am an off the hook kind of girl. I am the person who says exactly what your thinking, but I say it outloud. I often get looks of confusion wondering if I’m serious or not, but if you know me then you already answered that question. I am more real and authentic then the majority of people you will meet. I will tell you the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it. Hells bells, if I’m being perfectly honest, I will give you advice even when you didn’t ask for it ( disclaimer I’m learning how to be a better listener). But that’s ok because that’s me, And I accept me just the way I am. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 42 years of living it’s that people will either make you feel good about yourself, or they will make you feel bad about yourself. There are no rules here for this one, and by that I mean just because someone is family does not mean that you have to deal with their shit. That’s right, blood doesn’t give you an automatic card to treat people poorly. If you don’t add to my love bank in a positive manner, then you can bet your bottom dollar that I will limit my time spent with you . The glorious thing about life is, that you get to choose who you surround yourself with. You get to decide who takes up the most space in your heart and you get to decide who is in your brain and who is not. So when you ask yourself if you are surrounded around the right people, I ask you if your smiling in the inside or just the out? I am smiling in both places and I hope you are too.