Saturday night, Mama & i headed to the water to watch the sunset.
the temperature dropped & my thoughts climbed as i watched a sailboat in the distance & a couple kayakers grab hold of the tide.
the calm of the ripples & the sound of the water hitting the rocks carried me tranquilly away.
the past two months have been an absolute whirlwind of the greatest proportion—
i’ve celebrated marriages, baby announcements, job opportunities, kick-offs & little victories, every day.
i’ve documented my days, i’ve let go when it comes to caring so much about things i cannot change, & i’ve let life happen without attempting to plan every miniscule move.
all of my thoughts swelled up as i sat on a rock in California— a place that, even being 20+ years removed, still felt very much like home.
Mama sent me this picture when we returned to the hotel, “you looked so deep in thought,"she wrote…
there’s no denying, i was.
i needed to sit with my thoughts in an effort to breathe in the present.
regardless of the good, the bad, & the unfortunate, the last two months have reminded me that somehow, things can work out better than ever before.
sometimes, it takes a whirlwind to reinforce your character.
& on that rock overlooking the Pacific, i was thankful for that peaceful, powerful reminder.