I’m pretty fucking lucky. I know this for a fact. For one, this is the view from my home office, it’s my driveway yes, but it’s also a neighbor who is completely cloaked by trees. Making my line of sight not only pretty, but also giving me privacy. I like privacy.
And, in speaking of the house, there’s not much about the new house in the wilderness that I don’t like. Could the kitchen use an upgrade? Yes. Am I overly fond of the wall color? No. Is the layout a little funky? Sure. But the minute I walked in, it was home. More home than any other place I’ve ever lived.
Plus, the dogs LOVE it here. There’s grass for them to romp in, trees to lie under, a pond and waterfall for frolicking, and a ton of space to run. If you’ve not seen a Siberian Husky in a full-out run, put it on your list. It’s a beautiful sight to see.
Two, I’ve got a really fantastic husband who absolutely adores me and never hesitates to show it. I chose well with him. I’m proud of myself for that. He brings me flowers every week, not only because I like them, but because it supports the local guy on the corner near his office who sells them from a bucket. But also, there’s not a day that goes by where he doesn’t tell me he loves me. Or text me to let me know he’s thinking about me. He compliments me and complements me. And, he’s a good guy. He cares about animals and the environment. He saves snails and spiders, and he recycles, the real way, like by rinsing things out and separating them properly.
Three, I’ve got a day job that I really like. It’s fun and I get along well with my colleagues. And they let me work remotely since the move. Most of the time our clients are happy, and that makes it rewarding in an odd way.
Four, I get to follow my passion at night. Ha! I know, I went there too. But I meant work-wise. I get to write. I’m working on my fourth novel now. WTF? I never thought that would happen.
Five, I’ve got really great girlfriends. They support me, they love me, and most importantly they give it to me straight.
I don’t write this to brag, it’s more of a reminder to myself. I’ve got it good, and this is only a few reasons why. So when I’m feeling low I can come back and read this – give myself a reality bump.
Try it, you owe it to yourself. It’s good for your soul.