What a dang amazing day.
Mom time, quality good Mom time, like my Mom is…rad as they come.
And real and goofy and intelligent and compassionate and sassy.
Just so much good stuff.
Jenny time. Just good ol’ Jenny time. Doesn’t get old.
Anna time, quality as always, just real talk and dreaming up lady zines.
Merc/Evan’s bday/lots of Lawrence friends/good tunes/whatevertheheck that was in North Lawrence.
I have arrived home a very happy and fulfilled person. And guess what! Not everything is perfect and there are still things that could be better and there are still things that I wish would change or would reverse or would happen. There are things that hurt me and frustrate me-there are worries and uncertainties. But because of JOY, like the real non-alcohol fueled kind, the kind derived from good people and hugs, from caring for someone else, for smiling at people, the kind that comes from forgiveness and being honest and real with people, the kind that comes from letting yourself feel things (even the bad stuff), the kind that comes from true friendship and self awareness—because of that stuff, life’s messy stuff is a lot easier.
And because of that I’m happy. I’m happy and it makes the very real life worries and responsibilities I have (right now, the health of my family and my future in Lawrence) seem lighter and lifted off my chest.
So thanks everyone for helping lighten the load.