A lot has been changing for me lately and I will be free to say more about that in the next few weeks. For now, I just want to share in the vaguest possible way how grateful I am for those around me. I’ve been feeling some strain because I haven’t been able to share on this blog some of the emotions whirling around inside my head. Gratitude, however, is not one I need to keep contained.
I’m grateful for my family. Moving home after college could have been a really hard decision. I have never regretted it. My parents and siblings are incredibly supportive and kind. They put up with a lot from me and are fun to be around. Seriously, I have a wonderful family. I’m grateful for this time with them. I’m grateful for my extended family too. I have the best aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. It has been so nice to be near them, even if I do not see them all the time.
I’m grateful for my friends: both the new ones and the old ones. I never expected to find such community in my small home town. I’m grateful for continued friendships from college and high school. I’ve got to travel and visit and bond over the past two years with some really awesome people.
Though full of ups and downs, life is good. God is good. I’m grateful for where I am at.
Today Sara and I went to a fabulous tea shop, visited a cute used book shop (where I didn’t buy a single book!), and saw the movie The Case For Christ. I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. Considering it is based off a non-fiction book, the movie does a good job turning it into an interesting story. It was a perfect movie for Easter.
Sara and I haven’t seen each other since sophomore year of college.. imagine our surprise when I showed up to see we have almost the exact same van! We weren’t called The Brain in high school for nothing!
Tonight I ate at Tom + Chee, a restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese. (You might have seen them on Shark Tank.) My sandwich was yummy but it was the desert that really stole the show:
That’s right…grilled cheese donuts.
It is a weird combination that totally works.
We interrupt our usual book-themed post for something even more exciting…yes, more exciting than books! My Gen J friends came for New Years!
After years of spending New Years on a chat room together, we finally got to bring in the new year together, in real life. It has been an amazing weekend. I am so grateful for these friends!
I had Indian and Mexican this week…and today Rina and I got Korean! I love traveling. It is an excuse to eat good (if totally unrelated to where I am visiting) food.
Headed home today 😦 It has been a fun vacation! I have such awesome friends. I appreciate that we can go years without seeing each other and still be best buds when together again. Also I like that we eat my favorite foods. ❤️