For those of you that don’t know, I’m an avid reader. My mom began reading to me as a toddler, and at 3 years old, even though I couldn’t read, I knew the story of Cinderella by heart and would recite it to my mother. This love for reading followed me to adolescence (I would read anything I could get my hands on) to adulthood (whenever I have a quiet moment I can be found with a book or a magazine). I recently came across the book Sunday Brunch by Norma L. Jarrett.
Sunday Brunch is about five women who are best friends and met in law school. Each woman is going through her own personal issues, including the main character, Lexi, who is the go-to person when her friends want to talk about their problems. Despite the issues the friends go through, they meet every Sunday for brunch at their favorite place, Etienne’s. After reading the first 5 pages of this book, I was hooked. This book has a nice mix of drama, friendship, faith, and hope. It also reminded me of my favorite place to have brunch in the city, Busboys and Poets. No matter how many places I go to in the city, when people come visit, I somehow end up taking them to BB&P. I think it’s so easy for people to bond over good food and good times.
As we go through life, I believe that we have to have good friends we can lean on and share the good times with and must do things that inspire us. We work hard, but we must also take the time to relax and enjoy life. It is so easy to get caught up on how hard or difficult things may be, but we should focus on the positive, too. Do you have anything that inspires you? Do you have a group of friends and every week or every month you all have an outing, no matter what is going on in your lives? Do you have a favorite brunch spot in your city? I may need to some suggetion on things to do when I go visit various places! Be insprired and inspire others. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.