Monday, March 5, 2012

But then... Something changed.

In the nearly 22 years I've been alive, I've taken classes in and out of school, I've tried various sports, and had other experiences that have shaped me into who I am.  However, some of the most important lessons are how important it is to love and be loved.  My parents, of course, have had a big role in this.  They've taught me the importance of being a friend and being the best person I can.

A few weeks ago, if you had told me that in the coming weeks that I'd be happier than I was at the current moment, I probably would have laughed at you.  But then... something changed.  Something clicked.  Even despite that mini-meltdown of sorts... I found happiness in a place I never imagined.

The past week and a half has been a whirlwind of emotion for me.  Fear of the future.  Unease about my upcoming grad school interview.  Annoyance over the work studies I'm in charge of not showing up for their shifts and residents spraying chocolate sauce all over the entryway (which is being cleaned up as I type this).

But mostly... happiness.

To quote a wise friend, "When it comes to relationships, there is one thing I have never been more sure of. Love finds you. Without warning, and without much of a chance to resist. Bar the door, lock the windows, turn out the lights, it doesn't matter. The barriers get torn down."

And right now, I couldn't agree more.


  1. Squeeeeee! I'm such a Facebook creeper, how have I not Liked this yet?

    It's quite an honor to be considered your wise friend, although I do hope you know that most of the time I'm just BSing my way through life. It just so happens that on this particular occasion, the BS hit the right mark. You know that old joke about a bunch of monkeys with typewriters and the works of Shakespeare, right?

    Congrats, lady, to you and the fortunate gentleman. Wishing you all the best.


  2. Yay for feeling happy. Good for you :)

  3. :-D Hooray for exciting life changes! Hooray for Vic! Hooray for kicking grad school in the face with me because our levels of fantastitude overwhelm all of the admissions people with glory!!! :-)

  4. Shane, thanks! One man's BS is another's push into one of the best things that's ever happened.

    Thanks, Kathy! I'm incredibly happy and I absolutely love it.

    Hooray indeed, Emma! I never imagined something like this happening so suddenly, and well, it's magical.

  5. Aww, yay! I'd noticed in previous posts you'd said something about hanging out with a guy friend, and I was wondering if something was happening there (maybe that was someone different, but even still haha).
    How exciting :)

  6. Glad to hear of happy thoughts :)

  7. Thanks, Lozzz and Jan! It's really exciting. :)