Those of you who know me well know that things have been crazy in my life for the last couple of months. It’s been one beat-down after the next and things are still up in the air with some of those issues. An utterly sucktastic last week ended with me and my 24 year old neighbor in a disagreement over the extremely high volume of her stereo. When she plays it, I can’t even hear the sound of my own T.V. What’s even crazier is that she admitted that she does play loudly but basically told me that city rules say she’s not a noise menace if she doesn’t go past 10 pm so what’s my problem. Where I come from, no matter what city rules say, you be kind and considerate to your neighbors. That interaction and the crazy week had me questioning just about everything … everything I tell you. But since I’m not one to keep complaining I realized it was time to take a trip to my happy place.
When I go to my happy place:
I take the weather for what it is … snowy on the first day of Spring … no problem.
I knit a cowl for my friend then add my signature tag to it.
I fight with the “porcupine” aka dpns (double pointed needles) and seem to be winning.
I bake my signature cranberry nut bread then have my aunty over for tea; she comes bearing gifts, laughs, and sage advice.
I enjoy my new spindles (the two in front).
I enjoy new spices from my friend Porsche from her Dubai trip.
I meditate, pray, let some things go then allow God to do what I can’t.
The thing about being in the happy place is that I never know what I’m going to get. Laugh till I cry conversations with my mom or my “Shirley” aka Andi. Real talk with Porsche or Elisa. Running together with Preeti. Unexpected cards in the mail. “I’m checking up on you” texts from Nizzy. Devotional readings which get to the heart of matters. Being able to vent to my cousins and my home slice Dominique. Linda, Sudana, Asha & Courtney staying close on IG and Tracey, Paula & Lisa keeping me in prayer. I could get anything on any given day. And it’s all good!
I suppose I just need to go there — every day — so I can replenish my reserves consistently instead of waiting until I’m totally dry. I took a little trip to my happy place this weekend past and came out feeling renewed.
Have you been to your happy place lately?