Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert changed my life.  It came out when I was getting ready to move to LA and I was scared.  I quit my job, moved home and was waiting tables.  I felt like I had the entire world at my fingertips.  As I was reading I found myself highlighting passage after passage; I just couldn’t get enough, it became my anthem.  Although I’ve only read it once and I despise the movie {not a Julia Roberts fan}, this book will forever be apart of shaping my early 20’s.

"You have more good luck than anyone I've ever met. You will live a longtime, have many friends, many experiences. You only have one problem in life. You worry too much. You always get too emotional, too nervous. If I promise you that you will never have any reason in your life to ever worry about anything will you believe me?

For work, you do something creative, maybe something like an artist, and you get paid good money for it. You always get paid good money for this think you do. You are generous. Also one problem. You will loose all your money once in your life. I think it will happen soon."

M knows my dream 40th birthday present is a mini Eat Pray Love trip with my girlfriends.  Ahh what an amazing gift that would be!


Thursday, November 14, 2013


Happy Birthday to my darling husband, M.  Today 32 years ago you graced the world with your presents and I couldn't be more grateful.  Cheers to a wonderful day/weekend filled with the ones you love.  I love you and can't wait to see what the next year has in-store for you.  xo, Peach

{circa 2011}


Friday, November 8, 2013


You can accomplish anything you want, but in order to do that you have to do one thing first.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Job

I absolutely 100% love my job!  Each and everyday I wake up and can't wait to see what the world has in store for me.  When I took the Birkman test I scored very high with creative jobs as well as social service industries, so obviously T0MS is the perfect place for me.  We create amazing products that give back worldwide.  Yes, working for the President as his assistant does have some struggles, but they positives far out weigh the negatives.  I basically get to come to work each day and work with like minded people who want to do more for humankind.  Also, our office is kind of amazing.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A failure

The "NEY" Sisters

This one is hard because who really likes talking about their failures in life.  One of my biggest regrets is how I treated my friends when M and I first started dating.  He very quickly became my world.  All I wanted to do was spend time with him and I left my friends on the way side.  

There is one friendship that sticks out in my mind particularly.  Courtney and I met in pre-school and were instantly inseparable.  We would spend the night at each others house, go on vacations together when we got older, our lives were very intertwined even though we didn't go to the same school.  Some of my favorite childhood memories are with her.  When M and I started dating Court was now not a priority.  Over the next few years we drifted in and out of each other's lives and ultimately our friendship fizzled out shortly after college.  We are still friends on Facebook, but it's a really pathetic comparison when you are talking about someone who you've known since you were 3 years old.   

If I could go back in time I would have put the energy into our friendship.  We live across the country from one another, but there is no reason why we can't still be in each other's lives.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Talent

I've never thought of myself as one with many talents so I almost thought about skipping today, but why not challenge yourself to think outside the box.  One thing that I'm very proud of is that I'm very good with people.  I guess you could call this a talent?!  I recently took a personality test called the Birkman and I scored in the 99th percentile relating to people in groups and 62nd percentile when relating to individuals.  My Executive Mentor said this means that I really, really, really like people.  I laughed out loud when he told me this because one of my favorite memories is waiting tables {yes, I know a lot of people hate it}, I absolutely loved it.  I loved getting to know my customers, it made me really happy.  

In the next few weeks I will go more in depth about my Birkman experience.  It is truly amazing what I've learned about myself.


Monday, November 4, 2013

An Experience: The Thankful Project

November is one of my favorite months of the year.  My darling husband was born, Thanksgiving, changing of the seasons, really there is nothing not to like about the month of November.  I came across a new blog this morning, Chasing Happy, and loved her link-up.

An Experience
The one experience that I will forever being internally grateful for is moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles 5 years ago.  In high school when M told me he wanted to purse a career in Hollywood I knew it would mean leaving the only place I’ve ever lived.  He was so passionate about his dream and I knew he was “the one” that I could never have said no.  I didn’t want to be the girl who stood in the way of his dream.  After 10 years of knowing we packed up my car two days after getting married and headed west to our new life. 

Our first year was hard, really, really hard.  I guess you could say the first 6 months I basically cried all the time and wanted to move home.  We weren’t living the glamorous life I thought LA would offer.  As time passed I became more comfortable living here and making it our home.   We have amazing friends here and a job that I love!  At this time in my life I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Sometimes I like to play mind games with myself and imagine what our life would be like if we moved back or stayed in Atlanta.  It’s a great life, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the life for us.  LA is home for us now and probably forever or at least until M makes it big and we can build our ranch in Montana.  Either option will do.