Archive for October, 2011

October 22, 2011

Epiphanies from my fall break.

Can you say greatest fall break ever?

I can.

It’s true. I really did have the greatest fall break ever. The past week has been full of fun, laughter, love, and epiphanies. The epiphanies part was the best, I think. So, I’m going to share them with you.

1. My boyfriend is the most amazing man I’ve ever met.

2. I don’t mind being the “boring couple.” It’s nice being able to just sit around and be average with the person you love. That’s how you know you’re really comfortable with that person. We’ve reached that point where we don’t need to try to impress the other person with grandiose gestures of our love and devotion. We’ve already planted that seed. Now we get to spend the rest of our lives watching our love for each other grow, and that’s really comforting.

3. I saw my boyfriend, my mom and my sister singing and laughing in the kitchen together, like a family. It was a really beautiful, emotional moment. I got to see the man I love so deeply integrated into my family. He’s genuinely part of the family and I love seeing that connection so well established.

4. I’m still best friends with my sister. It’s great.

5. My sister is growing up so fast. It’s hard to stomach sometimes, thinking that she’s going to be a full-fledged teenager soon. And thinking about the stupid things that teenagers – myself included – do, sometimes it scares me. But, at the same time, I love watching her blossom and grow. She’s an independent, smart young woman, and I know she’ll make good choices and be successful.

6. I have the best parents in the world. They work so hard to provide for my sister and me. They love us so much and it’s apparent on their faces when we laugh and talk together. They’re my idols. Seeing the way they are with us makes me really excited to be a parent one day. They set the bar pretty damn high.

7. I didn’t see some of the friends I originally planned and that’s okay. A couple of weeks ago, that wouldn’t have been okay. I would’ve been angry and frustrated and sad. But, this week has shown me that all the people I need are already right in front of me. I don’t need to go chasing after them, because they’re present in my life, willingly and happily. I’m happy without all of my fair-weather friends. And that’s fine by me.