Captured: A Moment To Breathe

For as long as I can remember, everyone I have come across has always seemed either to be busy, or to complain about being bored. I used to be able to relate–I have gone to school, worked, or participated in extracurricular activities (or all of these) for my entire life, and once I start nursing school in the fall it will probably continue for the rest of my life. But due to what can be seen as unfortunate circumstances, I have not been getting enough hours at work, so I have had a lot of free time these past few months; I see now, how great of a blessing in disguise this really is.

I have been able to spend so much time for myself, meditating/praying, working out, doing what I want to do. I have also spent more time than ever before with my family and true, close friends. I have been productive and gotten things crossed off my to-do list that have been there for years, and for the first time ever am completely caught up on everything! I have gone to concerts, parties, and everything from exciting adventures like the color run and horseback riding to just going out to watch the game at a bar or lounge on a Thursday night (and if you know me, you know there is nothing I love more). I am even going to Canada for a couple of weeks for my cousin’s wedding!

These past few months and the rest of the summer to come have been among the overall best times of my life, nearly topping even the greatest of memories such as sorority life in college and living and traveling around Europe for a semester, simply because of my newfound appreciation for life’s simple pleasures and the love and comfort of home I have experienced. This short time has reaffirmed the fact that I live a very blessed life, and even though I know good things can slip away just as quickly as they appear, I am thankful in every moment for all that being alive entails.

So basically…what I’m trying to say is that even if you don’t have an extended break like I do in this case, it is still important to take a moment to breathe every now and then and capture these memories that may not ever come again. (In other news, my Facebook community seems to be quite upset about the very wonderful fact that the Spurs are only one win away from the 2013 NBA finals champions title!) That’s all I have for tonight=) Later, all!

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