Thursday, July 21, 2016

We Belong to the Sea

"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me." ~ Albert Schweitzer

So it's been probably like two years since I last updated this blog. I sort of forgot I had a blog, but I still really like the idea of chronicling the things that make me happy every day. And I like that it's electronic so I can't lose it... So here we go. I'm going to try to post more regularly, if only for the sake of being able to look back on it later.

This last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Oregon coast with my family, and although I had my reservations about going at first, it ended up being super fun. First of all, Oregon is BEAUTIFUL, second, I got to see family I haven't seen in years, and third, who couldn't use a little bit of vitamin sea every once in a while? 

Seriously, this trip was SO FUN. In the picture above, It's very hard to tell, but I'm actually holding a tiny crab on top of a sand-filled shell. Seriously the crab was so itty bitty, it looked more like a bug than a crab. But it was a very cute crustacean. 

While we were there, I was able to do a ton of reading--I think I read four different books and it was SO refreshing! I have missed reading. Disappearing into another world,  soaking up the story, getting to know the characters? Perfect.

I am so glad that I decided to go on this trip rather than stay home to work and earn money. Money is important (Because have you seen tuition costs recently? Like does the university even want me to eat?) but that experience was worth a thousand times more to me than whatever the money would have been. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm super grateful that this time I didn't let life pass me by, as it so often does. I need to remember that more often.
What made you happy today?

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