State of the Union.

8/10/2012 04:08:00 AM

I returned to Cabo happy. (I smile as I type this.)

I'm just in a good place, which is awesome, because before I left for Ohio I was not in a great place... if I were being honest, I haven't really been in a good place since January, per se, but that's another post for another blog.

Ah life.

Anywho, as I wrote here, everything just sort of shifted in Ohio. Maybe it was the midwest air or all of those trips to Target -- but no matter what it was, my life realigned. I feel like me and I feel content again.

I feel lighter.

Sometimes you need a reminder that you are not a sponge; that you needn't soak in the stress and drama of the world like some sort of displaced martyr. You must remember that those emotions over there belong to those people and that these emotions belong to me. (Sometimes this is much easier said than done. Trust me, I know.) And still, Lord knows that if I search for just four seconds I can find something to be dramatic about; it's in my DNA. But in the grand scheme of things, I just don't want to do that.

I want to simplify.

And more importantly, I want life to remain like this. Calm. Collected. Content.

I've been on a cleaning spree since I arrived back home. There's nothing like being gone from your home for over a month to inspire you to return and throw away/give away all the clutter that you just don't need. That must be the physical manifestation of my heart's current mission: get rid of the unnecessary; focus on the parts that matter.

So yeah, I'm streamling and it feels right.

Life is good, in case you were wondering.



  1. I'm so happy for you. So very happy.

  2. i loved reading this, and am so happy for you. isn't it cool how a vacation that went so "wrong" in many regards has left you feeling so "right" again?? :) big hugs!! (and happy purging!)

    1. :) Indeed.

      Um, I was thinking about you this morning. You need to start a blog. I need to know about your baby growing up. :) So there. Start one.

  3. I'm so happy that you are happy! And I love that this vacation shifted things for you and you came out with a positive perspective (considering all the things that didn't go as expected). You are amazing!

    Life IS good. ;)

    1. I really appreciate your support - and now that we know one another, your friendship. :)

      I'm absolutely not amazing, but perspective... ah, what a wonderful thing. I'm thankful.

  4. This makes me so so so happy. This vacation was... different. I'm glad it had a positive effect.


    1. Yeah, remember we don't call this a "vacation". It was a trip.


      HUG back.

  5. Yay! Happy you're happy. By the way, I'm so bummed I couldn't make it up north to MEET YOU in person! :(

    I just got back from what you call a trip and I call vacation and it gave me perspective. I was sooooo looking forward to the vacation before we left, I was all, 'get me out of here and this craziness, I need a break, I need a vacation!!' but once I got down to Florida, I thought to myself, 'hmmm, you're not any more relaxed than you were at home and it's not because you're NOT relaxed it's because your life is NOT as crazy as you think it is!' Life is good here, right at home. :)


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