sorry i'm being a bit wordy lately.
words have just struck me lately... and i've been reminded why i used to be so fond of them.
when reading this earlier today, i came across the following:
"how beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams!"
-henry wadsworth longfellow
and then i thought back to this weekend.
to the two living-room forts i played inside,
to the raucous dance party held in a parking garage i boogied at,
to the frontyard bonfire i attended,
to the many, many tacos i consumed and the saturday night basketball game i cheered at,
to my impactful sunday at church.
and i realized that mister longfellow was spot on.
amidst the stressful studies, feelings of being overworked, and post-teen angst,
this time of life really is so bright.
i have so much to be grateful for from my past and in my present... and i have so much to look forward to in the future.
these feet have been to some pretty cool places in recent years... can't wait to see where they take me in the next little while!
so here's to a bright (sort of) senior year and 2012...