"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. "

13 June 2010

Soul Soothing

This weekend, we spent some time with good friends. We hiked, cooked, listened to great music, played chess (well, I watched.. cuz I have NO patience for that game) and caught up. 

I realized this weekend that I've known these people for 10 years. It really hit me how much I cherish their friendships.

I feel like lately I have not been very present in my life because I am so focused on either 1) sadness and crawling into a hole or 2) next steps on how to achieve a pregnancy.

I realized that I haven't really spent comforting time with people that know me well, that I have a history with of 10 years, that like me for me and don't judge that we don't have kids yet. 

I didn't feel that pressure I put on myself to live up to some sort of ideal of where I should be at what time in my life.

I just felt like me. 
And it felt good. 
And I thank them all for being my friends. 
And I hope they all know what they mean to me.

P.S. - Katie, thanks for the great pic! I'll send it your way.


  1. Yay! We cherish you, too K, absolutely. To catch you up, you missed: Euchre, another trip for Mexican (not to the same place), a lengthy discussion about personality types, and Harper eating some june bugs.

    That picture turned out great! It sort of cracks me up (in a self-loving sort of way) because I always seem to take pictures slightly tilted to the right. I wonder if one of my legs is longer than the other. If the weather's nice the next time you come up (soon? soon?) we'll do the "evening cruise." :)

  2. Oh shoot, I meant tilted towards the left. I wonder if that means I'd slice often if I played golf.

  3. Looks like a lovely serene place! I'm so glad you could find peace in your friendships and focus on that for the weekend. Sound like a much needed renewal. :)