I Love My Life. There, I Said It.
I started to write this post in my head six months ago.
On New Year’s Day, as everyone took to Facebook to post status updates filled with happy wishes, potential and positivity for the year that lay ahead, one of my friends said it simply: “So looking forward to the new year. I love my life!”
Wow. That’s it. You love your life. And you’re not afraid to say it.
Fast forward to last week when I participated in this amazing blog movement alongside many others, “Things I Am Afraid to Tell You.” I read along as so many talented, brave and creative writers shared their innermost thoughts, insecurities and fears…and it was incredible and inspiring, but focused mainly on things that are stressful or negative or heavy.
It brought me back to New Year’s Day and that little Facebook post.
Here’s something I am really afraid to tell you. To tell anyone. To tell myself, now that I think about it.
I love my life, too.
I have my moments, don’t get me wrong. There are day-to-day stresses and worries and irrational fears. There is 10 lbs too many and not enough kitchen space and clients that go when I really want them to stay.
But I love my life.
We have an incredible, smart, fun family dynamic where we laugh and dance and tickle.
We live in a beautiful place filled with sunshine and palm trees and sandy beaches and perfect sunsets.
We have a spacious and stylish home that, above all else, is comfortable. And we bought it all by ourselves, with no help.
We have our health. Our families have their health.
We have friends, near and far, old and new, who make us laugh and think and celebrate random Wednesdays with cocktails.
We work very hard but have flexibility to be there for important things and see special moments as they happen.
We live close to my parents which is a blessing in so many ways.
We can take vacations and long weekends and afternoons off. And we do.
So it’s not all perfect and it’s not all pretty and it’s not all polished, but I LOVE MY LIFE.
And I am happy I finally said it.
*Photo from here