“The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
since i have moved to galveston, i often think about my "past life" in utah. i think about all of the great memories i had with my family and friends and everything i love about growing up on mount springs road. i am often humbled when i realize just how fortunate i have been to have such a dreamy childhood and life. mostly when i think about these memories i don't feel sad...i just feel blessed. i also think about the last two years in college. i think about the people i dated and friends i hung out with. i think about the classes i took and new people i met. those years were kind of hard and stressful to me, but now looking back, i realize that they were some of the best times.
sorry, i tend to overdo it on pictures sometimes, i have just documented so many good days. i am having a hard time articulating exactly what i am feeling right now.
i often hear people say...the best is yet to come. and i think, "really? i have had so many wonderful days and have such sweet memories. could things really get better than they have been?"
sometimes when i think of my life here in galveston i think that some of my best times are put behind me. but NO. i am living here with my sweetie and we are building such sweet memories together. even when i look back on memories from just last month i think, "wow, we had some really great things happen to us." so my question is, why is it so much easier for me to see how beautiful my life is when i am looking in retrospect? why is it a little harder for me to realize in each moment how special and wonderful life is? there have been times in my life where i have challenged myself to record specific, simple highlights of each day in my journal and by doing so, i am humbled and realize how terrific my life is. when it all boils down to it, life is filled with tender mercies and wonderful people, it is just a matter of us opening our eyes and hearts to realizing the beauty that surrounds us.
we have a wonderful life here and i know that there is more beauty that awaits.
look and live.