I've talked here and a few other places (I'm too lazy to get the links) about the things going on in my personal life. The truth is, there is so much more but when things fall apart, I tend to run right back into the arms of my trusty pen and paper and decide to not spill my heart out there.
The truth of the matter is, things in my personal life took a turn for the worst around February and every day I struggle to deal with it. I struggle with putting it behind me and picking up the pieces. I try hard to change the bad energy into good energy and surround myself with my girl friends who I can laugh and cry and heal with.
There are still days when the wound feels brand new, there are still days when I want to close the curtains and stay in bed. But on these days, I make lists of things I have to be thankful for, things I love and wouldn't trade for the world.
Things like lemon raspberry cupcakes:
Being fortunate enough to live near this:
Pina Colada nights with my favorite teaching friends:
And simple reminders that as dark as it feels and as difficult as it seems, things will get better and the sun will come up. It always does.