It’s been an oddly emotional week around these parts. A lot of my energy went to trying to support The Hubs who was facing some stress and challenges at work. Meanwhile, my bestie Val texts me that she put in an application for a rental that’s 2.1 miles away. I had a meltdown. Literally cried. Multiple times. I know how ridiculous this sounds, but for the last 15+ years we have either lived together in the same house, or stuck to a 1.1 mile radius from each other. You’d think that as we get older, and are now married with kids (her) we’d be able to handle life on our own. If you had asked me in passing if it would be a big deal if she moved 2 miles away I would say no, but it turns out, the older we get, the more complicated life gets, and we actually depend on each other more now than ever. I never would have predicted how emotional I got over this (as did she), but it happened. Even worse, they didn’t get the house, so now there’s a possibility that they may move even farther away at some point. I’m trying not to think about that.
So anyway, I’m emotionally spent at this point. I’m hoping this gratitude list will keep me going through the rest of today.
1. I stopped to take this photo when I was running on the bay path earlier this week. I mean, how San Diego can you get? Ocean, sand, flock of seagulls, stand up paddle boarders with doggy passengers, a crew team rowing by in the background, and if it wasn’t so foggy, you would even have been able to see the San Diego city skyline in the far distance. If there is anything that brings me peace, it’s moments like this where the universe seems to put on a show for you. It always happens at just the right time too.
2. I was expecting an email I did not receive so I checked my spam folder this week only to discover all my blog comment notifications were going there. I had hundreds of unread comments all of which were good and kind, thankfully. It was a Great week to a get bulk praise like that. I really needed it.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Short and sweet. Even being grateful for just two things, makes everything that is “wrong” seem not so significant. I’m off to Irvine to hug my niece today so I’m sure that will help to brighten my spirit. It always does. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.