Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Today was all about cupcakes. And it was worth it.

Two of our Marketing and Communications Department colleagues, Chris Thornton and Brant Rawls, celebrated Valentine's Day with a Children's version of Cupcake Wars . I've never seen a group of people gather in a conference room quite so eagerly.

Tuesday treats are my favorite. If there is a day during which I let myself splurge, it's Tuesday. I go to Weight Watchers, step on the scale and then treat myself a little later. Today, I was lucky enough to get a cupcake. And some M&Ms.

Valentine's Day has not always been about food for me. Since I can remember, my dad and I have exchanged gifts. One year I got legwarmers (Hi, 1983...best year ever!). Once I got a watch with heart cutouts on the band and my name printed on the face. Even when I didn't have a valentine, I had my dad. It's always reminded me not to be bitter on a day dedicated to couples.

This year, I do have a (non-dad) valentine. We're not celebrating officially until Friday, so tonight, I'm going to keep it low-key. Maybe have a glass of wine and some Smart Ones mini pizzas. Do I know how to party or what?

In the meantime, I hope you had a cupcake today. Or some chocolate. I at least hope you hugged someone you love.

I'm often reminded that our journeys to become better start with loving ourselves. It's something I've struggled with often. But it's something I know I need to keep striving to do.

Remember to give yourself some love today. Tell yourself how awesome you are. Pat yourself on the back (maybe even literally) for something you've accomplished. Look at yourself in the mirror and find your beauty.

And always remember you are worthy of being loved--especially by yourself.


Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day! Any pictures form CHOA cupcake wars?

Anonymous said...

love that you are going to blog every day-- I enjoy reading it so much! yay!

Lisa Wiedmann said...

Hi sweetie, it's been a while since I've read your blog, so I'm catching. I definitely needed to read this! The truth of your words about self-love really resonate with me. And truthfully, your Wagon of Doom and Pants on Fire entries really hit the mark, too. When I say "you inspire me, Erika", I'm mostly referring to your honesty and candor - but I'm also referring to your awesome fashion sense! Take care, love! xo from Germany

Lisa Wiedmann said...

I'm catching UP...