Today I didn’t do much of anything. I slept in. I became glued to the news coverage of the ferry crash in Manhattan this morning. I picked up some paperwork to complete, and I went grocery shopping. I treated myself to some “fancy cheese” and pita chips, and I left the grocery store with a smile on my face.
Then I realized the smile on my face wasn’t because of the cheese, although that definitely was a factor, but because I am actually happy for the first time in awhile. Actually, that’s a lie– I’ve been happy. But, for the first time in awhile, I am happy with every single aspect of my life.
So far, 2013 has been quite the journey. I rang in the year with the people who gave me life– my parents– and my dog, and it has been a whirlwind of happiness since. #23til23 began. I have found myself enjoying the little things, planning big adventures, and overall really appreciating every day since I began this journey.
You know what else I’ve enjoyed?
Seeing the love and support of my friends in my happiness.
I went “Facebook official” on Sunday night that I was in a relationship, and you would’ve thought the world exploded with the amount of love and support I received from my friends on Facebook. Then I tweeted the following, and I received even more love from my twitter followers and blogging friends.
All of this is still very new to me, as I was just bitching about being single at Christmastime a few weeks ago! (Oddly enough, that’s one of my most viewed posts…)
My girlfriend, who shall be known as V from henceforth on, is genuinely sweet, kind, caring, and wonderful. She treats me like a princess, which is something I’m not used to. The fact that she actually cares about me, is happy for me when I succeed, and is very supportive of me as a blogger and writer BLOWS MY MIND. I actually texted her asking if I could mention her on my blog because she makes me happy, and she responded, “I’m flattered actually. Thanks for asking, and yes, that’s fine with me!” A moment later, she added, “Flattered may not even be the right word… honored? Blown away? lol”
GingerSass has become my baby, and the fact that I have a girlfriend that supports my baby and encourages me with its growth and development is mindblowing to me. It’s also mindblowing to have had someone so wonderful come into my life so unexpectedly. So, for today’s #23til23 moment, I’m totally going all braggy about my gf.
Also, she has two really adorable dogs who have quickly become my best friends.
Life is good.
What else could a girl ask for, expect maybe some more #23til23 challenges?