Lately I've been thinking a lot about where I was and what I was doing this time last summer as opposed to this summer. I ran a lot. I was sad a lot. I probably wrote what was my most popular post of all last summer about my split with 3 Putt. I felt foolish. I saw my friends a lot. I read lots of books. Later on, Em came to live with me. I took my first week long vacation in years. I've seen two jobs come and go in that time. I have felt lots of love around me.
It's pretty crazy how far you can come in one year. A whole journey that even I couldn't have imagined. And I sure tried. Any given day try to look back and think what you were doing and where you were a year ago -- it really can freak you out. I never would have told you that I would be here. With a new job. With the person I love. With a new dog. Stronger friendships. New friendships. Lots of summer rain. Flowers on the patio that are actually still alive. I still feel lots of love around me. Some things don't change.
What I really focused on this week was feeling happy. Obviously there were things I did last summer and things I have done this summer because they have made me happy. Some are the same and very constant. Others are a bit different from the year before. And I felt like they were worth listing. And if you would care to leave a little comment on anything that makes you happy, well that would make me happy.
walking the dogs
my sweet nieces (got two more after last summer!)
a certain tall, redhead
laughing with my best girlfriends
a glass of red wine
a good, long run
~the single gal~