Yesterday, I arrived back in Boston from my Spring Break vacation which I was lucky enough to have spent back in California. Though trading an 89 degree beach day for the snow was not easy, the time I had there filled me with a new set of fantastic memories, connecting relationships, and beautiful reminders of why I stay in the fight and choose life.
Feelings are often beyond words, and all of those I experienced keep flooding me in waves of nostalgia. It’s the feelings of familiar faces, stabilizing embraces, and tasting new flavors of gelato, the moments spent under the sun and the peace that comes with feeling safe and in place in the universe that reminded me that living is greater than existing. How can I choose to shut myself off from the possibilities I can’t even see?
So, while they’re still fresh in my memory, here are some of the snippets of my life this past week…
There was a reunion with one of my best friends from high school.
And so many with my pals from my time in LA.
I got to learn some new yoga tricks
And spend time under the sun soaking up all that Vitamin D.
And then more gelato.
I got to see so many fun things with so many fun people.
There was a puppy
The weather was phenomenal (minus a couple of days of rain, but we’ll overlook that)
And so were the views.
But, above all else, I felt connected. To myself and those around me.
Sometimes the busy-ness of our surroundings can cause a blindness to occur, where the road we are on is forgotten with the fixation on where we are going. I was reminded of the beauty that can come with awareness- that looking around not only enhances the journey, but also allows us to make the necessary shifts that bring us to the proper destination.
I hope to maintain the peace and happiness, and set sails for the countless opportunities I have yet to come across in my day-to-day life.