Go Somewhere Lovely and Unexpected: A Journey to Charm Your Life

Have you ever been watching a show, scrolling through social media, or even going about your day when a phrase, suggestion, or random encounter strikes you like a lightning bolt? It’s like the universe is whispering (or shouting) a message directly to your soul; that’s exactly what happened to me recently.

I was curled up on the couch, indulging in a little Netflix escape, when I stumbled upon this gem of a quote: “Go somewhere lovely and unexpected.” Now, remember that I was watching a Hallmark-movie-esque show with its quaint shops, charming streets, and houses straight out of a dream. I was surprised by the audacity of the suggestion. After all, wasn’t the entire point of the show that the main character already lived in a picture-perfect, charming town?

But then, something unexpected happened. My heart leaped. The idea of seeking out “lovely and unexpected” places resonated with me on a deep level. It felt like a gentle nudge, an invitation to add more magic to my life. And that’s when I knew I had to do something about it.

From Serendipity to Biz Theme:

It’s no coincidence that this simple phrase and the show’s charming setting sparked something significant within me. It shaped my entire business theme for the year, perfectly complementing my chosen word: “Charmed.” Suddenly, it wasn’t just about creating a beautiful life; it was about consciously cultivating a life filled with charm, where every day held the potential for something delightful and surprising. And the idea of “lovely and unexpected” became the electric current that would power it all.

So, where are your lovely and unexpected places?

I want to know! When was the last time you stumbled upon a hidden gem, a place that left you feeling charmed and inspired? Maybe it was a cozy bookstore on a side street, a vibrant art gallery in an unexpected neighborhood, or even a spontaneous picnic in the park. Share your stories in the comments below!

Girlfriends, Gatherings, and the Power of Play:

This quest for the “lovely and unexpected” led me to create Girlfriends Gatherings and Getaways. By surrounding ourselves with other women open to curiosity and exploration, I believe we can create a supportive tribe that gently pushes each other towards more joy and adventure. Just last week, a friend told me about this charming coffee shop called Chantel Cafe in Folsom. How could I resist? I’m heading there soon, armed with my open heart and appetite for delightful surprises.

The Science of Fun:

Do you know what else fuels this journey? Play! Research shows that prioritizing fun is essential for living well. And let’s be honest: as adults, we often need to remember how to play. It’s not just about childish games or silly hobbies; it’s about cultivating a sense of wonder, curiosity, and flow in our everyday lives.

That’s why I’m diving deep into the world of fun. I’m reading books like “FUN” by Catherine Price and Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection,” which offer valuable insights into the power of play and how to reclaim it in our busy lives. These books remind me that fun doesn’t happen; we must create intentionally.

So, if you want to add charm, curiosity, and playfulness to your life, I invite you to join me on this journey. Whether through my Girlfriends Gatherings and Getaways, my Facebook page, or simply by starting your own adventures, let’s embrace the “lovely and unexpected” together. It might lead you to your own personal Hallmark movie ending.

Remember, the world is a whole of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. All you need is a little curiosity, a sprinkle of courage, and a heart open to the charm of the unexpected.

Now, go forth and explore!

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Let’s create a world where every day is filled with some magic. Because sometimes, all it takes is one small step, one “lovely and unexpected” adventure, to change everything.

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