Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Finding the Joy

One thing I've determined since moving back to the US is that I need to find the joy in life.

It is too easy for me to become complacent, to let every day be the same, to just "get by". 

I'm calling BS on that!

How am I finding the joy lately?
- We are getting a puppy! Her name will likely be Luci, and she gets to come live with us July 22 (when she will be 8 weeks old). The whole family is incredibly excited!!
- I am training for a marathon! Running is therapy for me, thanks to my BFF Melissa. :)

Those are today's highlights. There are more, which I will save for another day.

Here's Luci's 4-week self ...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How Time Flies ...

Do you ever feel as if the world is spinning past you ... as if weeks or months or years are moving faster than ever before? I don't know if it's a result of getting "older" or if it's just life. Either way, I'm not liking it much.

I cannot believe that we have been back in America for nearly 4 years. 4 YEARS. It's unfathomable.

Somedays it feels like we never lived in France. Those days are sad. I miss France. I miss my friends there. I miss the lifestyle. I miss the village.

However, I absolutley love many things about being in California. My family is here. Many of my dearest friends are here. The weather is unbelievable. Basically, we live in paradise.

So why am I in such a funk?

I hope that if I start blogging again ... at least a few words a day ... life will seem optimistic again.

I'm normally not a whiner, and I don't like the feeling! Here's to cheering up! :)