This morning I left my apartment a little bit early so I could come to the beach and stick my feet in the water before work. I watched surfers sit patiently, then paddle into beautiful barreling glassy waves, and finally catching them with the biggest smiles on their faces. The sun beat down on mine and I took big breaths of the salty ocean mist, pausing to reflect and give thanks on the last couple of months.
Since January, the year has been filled with personal accomplishment, exciting news, and a lot of laughter. I’m really happy with the way I’ve spent my days and nights, and who I’ve spent them with.
The evening I turned 22 I was surrounded by a group of people that I loved and since that evening I feel like I’ve been constantly surrounded by that same good energy. It feels so good to know that I have truly wonderful people in my life.
Of course there are days where I feel low, sad, frustrated, disorganized…when things don’t go my way, or I receive bad news, parking tickets (i’ll never learn), a bad grade, or I spend too many hours at the Toyota dealership dealing with Prius troubles. But I’d say the majority of the time, my perception is clear and bright, as if I’m looking at the world through rose tinted glasses. I’m happy with this candied life of mine. La vie en rose.