Lucky Andi Archives: You are Significant With or Without a Significant Other

I thought this article and wise words from Shauna Niequist were worth re-sharing, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up and everything. I originally shared it on my blog in 2014, but it’s important and valuable enough to share over and over again. Shauna’s words emphasize the importance of remembering that you matter and that no matter what your relationship status or “life phase” is – you are still worthy of love and so much significance. When I first shared the post, I was dating and now that I’m married, the words are just as important to read, over and over again. Wherever you’re at in life, please take a […]

Dear Incomparable Girl

Dear Incomparable Girl

Dear Incomparable Girl,It’s so worth it to do the work to figure out just what it is that brings the sparkle into your eyes. You are different from anyone else who ever came before you and anyone who will ever come after; your likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, talents, experiences, quirks and motivations are unique to you.Try not to get caught up in searching for happiness in someone else’s version of life. You are not like anyone else. It’s okay if your greatest joys come from reading a book, or going for a walk, or talking to a child, or hiking a mountain. Not everyone finds joy […]

What Love is Not

I’m currently reading Augusten Burroughs new self-help book This is How and have bookmarked several favorite parts. The author’s humor is dark and witty and certainly not like any of the other books of its kind. The particular piece I’m sharing is from a chapter titled “How to Identify Love by Knowing What It’s Not” and discusses the importance of being aware of your relationships and identifying them as toxic or life-giving. The list starts the chapter sharing simple but insightful reminders on what love is absolutely, positively not. Hope you enjoy as much as I did! xx Love doesn’t use a fist. Love never calls […]

be your wild, courageous, brilliant self every single day.

I just love Curly Girl Design artwork and these new typography cards that the artist Leigh released are no exception. I have Curly Girl Design splattered all over my life: in my living room, in my bedroom, on my desk. In this case, I’m inspired by the beautiful, inspiring quotes and thoughts written in “chalkboard style.” Today’s Words for Wednesday shares just a few of my favorites – I think it’s about time I make a few more purchases on the shop online;) Which is your favorite? Someday is made up of a thousand tiny nows. Have only one rule: be your wild, courageous, brilliant […]

the future is exciting!

Happy Wednesday! I’m back in the country and feeling really thankful for a few days to settle back into normal life. I can’t wait to share my photos from Barcelona and Marrakech with you — stay tuned! Today’s Words for Wednesday is all about the future. When I think of the future I think of a few words: exciting, adventurous, terrifying, unknown, open. While thinking about times ahead can be really overwhelming and scary, I want to shift my focus to be completely excited and in amazement of what’s to come. I like to think that my life manifesto can be found in Proverbs 31:25: “She […]

everything is amazing!

I really enjoy the word amazing. I always viewed the word as an extra special version of “great!” but it’s actually defined as: causing great surprise or wonder, astonishment, startlingly impressive. I’m pretty obsessed with that definition. When was the last time you had a startlingly impressive day? When was the last time you were surprised or in sheer wonder of a conversation you had? When was the last time you were astonished at just how wonderful life is? Today I encourage you to make amazing decisions, have amazing conversations, enjoy amazing company and pursue amazing opportunities. I am going to try to do the same! Lots of love, Andi