i believe that gratitude is the key to happiness so this blog was born to document all the things i am grateful for. it is a tiny, personal, corner of this vast internet universe that tells stories, collects wisdom, shares musings, confesses secrets, gives advice, and mostly just acts as a space for me to remember and honor this journey i'm on that currently has me residing in san diego. after all, it most certainly is all happening.
"And what is courage, anyway? Courage, for me, is not about jumping out of a plane or going scuba diving. I think it means living with a level of awareness and fluidity, about being able to bend to meet the demands of the day. Courage means saying what you think to those you love, walking a new way home, staying up to see the sun rise and not fearing the fatigue that will follow. Courage means being open to change, when change is a possibility."
i must admit, i get more annoyed than i should this time of year when mom tries to pick out the christmas card. i get the annual text, email, and call: we're going to try and take our christmas picture this weekend! same routine. every year. without fail. i should be more on board and incredibly grateful to have three beautiful people to call my unconditionally loving family. and i am! i truly am. i mean, look at these gems.
where did the blond hair come from? i bet you want to know. same here.
i am so honored this year's photo got to be taken at my digs. with the view! that i'll treasure forever and ever. just the four of us hanging on for dear life squeezed on the fire escape. i am so blessed.