i find it quite simple to believe in others. i have the ability to see the essence of someone whether they are excelling or in their greatest depths. again and again, i am amazed by the strength of those who are tried to their very core.
this is the time to learn to give myself the gift i give others.
a time to be bold and continue with faith in the journey to come.
these are my last hours as a twenty-six year old. i have made so many life changes in the past twelve months, and i have braved the life work that followed. here is to another year of taking it all head on.
there are certain days that i am overwhelmed by my own happiness and the place i have come to in my life. today is one of those days that i have tears in my eyes on an hourly basis. babies smile at me, i eat a bomb portion of homemade rigatoni pasta, and i just feel loved from so many directions. it is an overwhelming feeling to know that i am very much where i should be, while still being very much on my way.
i've been working on my fitness, and yesterday i challenged myself to run four miles of my 4.7 mile loop. feeling like quite the bad ass, i ran those four miles and actually enjoyed it. that is, until i ate it, palms first, into the asphalt just one block from my house.
i think there should be a rule: if you see a person fall in public, at least extend them the courtesy to ask if they are okay. i don't need somebody to rub my back. but those two cars stopped at the stop sign where i fell each had drivers. and neither of them bothered to ask.
so i picked myself up, wrapped my raw right paw into my shirt, and quickly walked home with major adrenaline pumping. i kept my composure until i crossed the threshold of my apartment--as soon as i knew i was within ten feet of jon, i lost it. why do hand injuries hurt so damn much? awful!
thanks to dr. libbey, i survived :) so be safe out there your exercisers. your own two feet can really do a number.
for christmas, my darling sister bought me a stationary subscription from the fabulous website, www.mercierbeaucoup.com. it is so fun to have a shipment to look forward each month. if you know someone who loves to send post mail, i highly recommend this gift. also, they are featuring many festive valentine's cards--ones that you just might not find at those other chain stores. check them out, and feel free to tell them that i sent you a'knockin'.