Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hey folks! hope you are enjoying the beautiful change of seasons. I am a huge fan of fall and each morning the crispness lasts a little longer and evening gets a little sweeter. Love it.

This is just another one of those ah ha! posts. Nothing huge to report, just more self discovery.

A little more than a year ago I was extremely depressed and was called out on it. In fact, I think it was late last May that a dear friend simply asked "What happened? You don't have that joy any more." And she was totally and completely right. I let it slip away, or something...

But about a week ago, I was driving to work and I realized it. The sadness is over. The joy is back. I am happy again. I mean sure, things are going to make me sad sometimes and I am forever changed by the events that have happened in the last year or so, but I don't live in that sadness anymore.

Its obviously freeing. I am really excited about it. It feels strange and I am getting used to it. Like a new pair of jeans. These look better on me, even if its more comfortable to slip back into ratty jeans.

Hope that makes sense. Loves!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

really beautiful birthday...

Talk about an amazing birthday!! Where to begin? (yes, I know this post is quite belated)

I was gifted a trip home, targetmoney/spending money, 57 wall posts of love, an AMAZING home cooked meal, lots of teasing, and an iPhone. No, you didn't read that wrong. Yes, I am quite a loved woman.

And while all of those things are amazing, what is great is the love behind them... Mike and Jess made it possible for me to go spend a few days with the family that puts me at ease, becuase they knew I needed to not be here. My Price family made it possible for me to spend a little time shopping, just because. My friends gave me love and support with a ton of encouraging words. Josh and Ruth teased me so much for my choice of dinner, but they loved it! And Mom Carol made me delicious hot chicken salad, because she wanted me to be happy. And Berto got me an iPhone becuase he knew I needed a new start and wanted to make that step forward.

I am the luckiest girl in the world. I feel more loved than I ever have in my life. I was dreading this birthday. But my loved ones made it amazing! Thank you guys, both for the love and also for helping me realize the meaning behind actions are precious.

You mean the world to me, friends and family. love, Love, LOVE you all!!