a new perspective

via pinterest
this picture doesn't really have anything to do with what I want to write about. although it could have have something to do with the great cat show that was on TV last night. maybe.

I've been thinking a lot lately about what makes me who I am, what I like, and what I want from life. and I'm realizing that there are still a lot of unknowns. but there is also the realization that that my perspective is changing.
I'm changing.
there used to be days when I wished I could go back to being 6 when life was simple. but mostly I don't wish for that anymore because happy moments are equivalent to hard moments. and back then, happiness was not losing the tiny dolls to my pollypocket set and hard moments were made up of "getting in trouble."
now, the hard times have gotten harder
but the good times have gotten better.
and they're only going to get more so as life goes on.
but I'm okay with that because my appreciation for the good times has grown and with that, being happy happens more often.
so when I had a bad day and an amazing roommate surprised me with a flower to cheer me up, I appreciated it more because I remembered how hard that day was.
having hard times help us grow and the good times remind us why those hard times are worth it
and why life is so wonderful.

have a great sunday!


  1. Yea! Just found your blog after pulling up the gross discarded envelope from my purse that I was writing addresses on. It was so fun meeting you at the blogger meet up and even more fun to find your blog and stalk you a little bit! new follower :)