February.

We're almost "there."

February is hard. February 2021 is even harder.

In 4 days, it will have been 9 years since my mom died. I wrote a little bit about it recently here.

I don’t have any good answers for you on surviving (thriving in?) the next 3-6 months. It’s different for all of us. I can tell you that for me, my must-haves are:

  • Fresh air

  • Moving my body (running/yoga)

  • Coffee, tea & wine (in that order :))

  • Non-stop text chains with friends and family

You also might have heard that I really like (and sell!!!) Beautycounter. Kidding, obvs. As Frank the Tank’s wife told him in Old School: “The whole town knows you sell Beautycounter.”

So, my point is let me know if I can help you with the surviving/thriving thing. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a video of my morning skincare routine, VT style (click on picture for video!)

Music by The Avett Brothers, for my mom always and forever.

“…If it's the beaches
If it's the beaches' sands you want
Then you will have them
If it's the mountains' bending rivers
Then you will have them
If it's the wish to run away
Then I will grant it
Take whatever what you think of
While I go gas up the truck
Pack the old love letters up
We will read them when we forget why we left here..”

Xox

Ali

@alischramm_bc

beautycounter.com/alisonschramm

alisonmbrady@gmail.com