Why HELLO everyone!
Here I was tonight, just doing what I usually do: eating caramels, giggling at the occasional grunting noise that comes out of Addie’s mouth, aggressively cuddling Weez/Cabo (at the same time), binging on episodes of The Voice, and pinning my next Friend’s Night dinner menu, when BAM. It hit me.
I want to blog.
Where to START?! Girl. Let me tell you. It’s been a busy few months ’round here. That’s what life is all about. Life’s meant for livin’.
I guess I should start with a progress update on my 30 Before 30. 8 down, 22 to go!
3. Celebrate 2 years at Intel
13. Do 50 real pushups in a row
14. Reconnect with old friends in new places
(20 years of family friendship right here)
15. Visit 3 new countries…
16. Wander a fairytale castle
(Neuschwanstein Castle, 1869, Germany)
18. Dance on top of a biergarten table
22. Braid my niece’s hair
28. Celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary
We have so much to be thankful for.
The past couple of months have been hard, because we had to say bye to Sean as he passed from brain cancer. He was 27. He was my undergrad research assistant and full time comedic relief in graduate school. He was like a little brother with an older soul; the kind of friend I could spend hours goofing off with and end the night with a 2 hr heart to heart about the stuff that really matters in life. We went to his wedding in April and danced the night away. We flew out the month before he passed to share meals, lounge on the couch, and just be together. Saying bye and knowing it was goodbye, was the hardest. Cancer sucks.
Life just doesn’t make sense sometimes. But the stuff that does?
Family. Friendship. Happiness. Love. Puppies. And surrounding yourself with all of it.
Life is hard and beautiful and real and full. So very full :)