I've been away too long - life has been hectic and busy and jam packed but all in a good way - so no complaints. But it feels GREAT to just sit down, listen to music, and write. Sometimes in my want to do everything and be everywhere (especially before the cold sets in), I forget how much joy there is in just being still.
For the past week, I have had two aunts staying with me until their home renovations are complete. These are two people whose hearts are bigger than their bodies and whose love can be felt from miles away. And though life has been crazy (I just finished a 5 week continuing education course on top of working full time) I realized I couldn't wait to get home and be with them - no matter how long the day was or when I would end up going to bed. Starting each day with hugs and coming home to the same hugs and family dinners - I have realized even more just how much family is a vital part of my life. So I say to those of you who have this on a daily basis - DON'T TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED! Yes, there are PLENTY of times when I want my own place more than anything - but there are some days where I am late to work just because I want to be in my moms arms for just five extra minutes or have my dad be there to say hello to me when I walk in the door.
I was recently rejected for a lottery entry into a new development for an apartment. I had started selecting my furniture and planning my interior design layout and then I got the letter: "...after further review, your income exceeds the maximum allowance for this building." Disappointed - totally! Crushed - not really. Lately, I have discovered to focus on the positive when I go through a setback. So no, I won't be having my own place just yet but in the meantime - everyday I am surrounded morning and night by the people that love me the most - and that's something I'm not ready to give up just yet!
The past month has been an eventful one - full of weekend trips, family outings, weddings, concerts, events, scrumptious food, and beautiful cars. As always - there are pictures for your enjoyment (and mine too - lol).
I have so much coming up that I CAN'T WAIT to share with you all - so stay tuned!
And remember - do one thing every day that helps to discover your destiny and bring you happiness!
My happiness: family, food, cars, and travel
What makes you happy?!