Wednesday, June 5, 2013

six reasons to be happy.

i think back to a few months ago, when i was traveling europe. i don't exactly know why, but i just have the most vivid memory of a precise moment in which i felt so alive, so young, and so, so happy. 
we were exploring stockholm, sweden, and paused for a second to photograph the ships and buildings along the sea. as i looked out on the baltic and munched on swedish candy, sun shining down on my face in the twenty-something-degree weather, i felt like i couldn't be happier. 

like life couldn't be better.

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fast forward a few months, and i'm here in provo, utah... readjusting to life in the states, life beyond college, and a few new life stages.
 i'm having the hardest time reconciling my many worlds-- my life in utah with my life/experiences in peru. even though it's been over a month since i've been back, my brain just can't seem to wrap itself around the grand disparities, and i can't really bridge the gap between who i was before i moved to peru and who i am now, away from peru. i don't really know where i fit in, and i'm soon moving to a city i've never visited and will be attending a university in which i've never step foot. i also have absolutely no idea how i am going to pay for said university.
to say i am a little bit anxiety ridden would be an understatement.

so i'm trying really, really hard to choose to be happy. 
and today, here are six reasons why: 

1. every day, we're given the chance to start over. to begin again, and to create something new of ourselves. 
2.  we are more loved than we think-- more loved than we'll ever know.
3. no matter how much we experience, there's always more to see, more to learn, and more adventures to be had. 
4. we are better off than we think. 
5. we are and always will be beloved children of god.
6. street tacos will always make everything better, even if it's just for a second.


Joscelyn Gleave said...

It gets better I promise. But until then, love those tacos!

Whitney said...

this is perfect. i love it.