You Are Enough

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Sometimes in life, it seems like there is a constant need for More. More money, more friends, more success, a better job, a better relationship, a better house, or a better lifestyle. People enter a new year wanting to lose more weight, exercise more, eat more healthy food, get out, say yes, or work harder.

We are in a constant state of feeling like we are not good enough. While a certain amount of desire for self-improvement is healthy, life is not always about thinking of where we want to go next.

You have to give yourself a chance to enjoy where you are now. Be present, explore, make discoveries, take pictures, write things down. No matter how big your dreams are for the future, chances are, one day, TODAY is going to be the day that you look back on.

Today is going to be the day that you feel nostalgia for. Even if your present situation isn’t ideal, there’s probably something in your life now that you’ll look back on in ten years, wishing you could go back.

And that doesn’t mean you should feel guilty in life or have regrets, it just means that there’s probably at least one thing at this stage of your life that makes your heart happy. Sit with that, give thanks for it, enjoy where you are now because we’ll never have this day again.

Where you are now is special because it’s preparing you for who you’re meant to be. Keep dreaming, keep growing, keep pursuing the life you want and the places youwant to go. But also take the time to be present, and know that you are enough.

5 Best Cities In The United States For Beer Lovers

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Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to relax and cool off than with a nice, cold beer. Beer and travel are two passions that can combine admirably. If you’re exploring a new city, chances are that there’s a great brewery just waiting to be discovered. Here are 5 of the best cities in the United States for beer lovers:

New York City, NY – As a New York girl, I have to start with a city I know and love. Whether it’s Beer Culture in Manhattan, Tørst in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Brewery, or Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens, there are many places where you can find a great selection of craft beers.

San Diego, CA – If you’re a beer lover traveling to San Diego, be sure to check out Bottlecraft Little Italy, the Best Damn Beer Shop, and Second Chance Beer Company. Also visit IsaBella Bistro, Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden for some California pizza, a contemporary atmosphere, and a good selection of beer and wine.

Portland, OR – Head up north to Portland and you will find spots like Bridgetown Beerhouse, Gigantic Brewing Co, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Bailey’s Taproom (bonus points because they have board games). Grab a drink with friends and explore the city.

Asheville, NC – Head back east to the beautiful mountains in Asheville, and you will find places like French Broad Brewery, Asheville Brewing Company, Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub, and Wedge Brewing Company. While you’re at it, explore the city’s restaurants for some great Southern cooking.

Denver, CO – Colorado has a spot for literature lovers known as the Fiction Beer Company. A book-themed brewery, what could be better? There’s also the Strange Craft Beer Company, Lowry Beer Garden, Declaration Brewing Company, and Hops & Pie (why yes, they do serve pizza 🙂 )

These are just five of many cities in the U.S where you can find some great beer. If you’re a beer connoisseur and travel lover, be sure to add these places to your list. You never know what adventures you’ll have, what memories you’ll make, and what discoveries you’ll find along the way.