We are barely 4 months into 2018, and it has already been the best year of my life! So many amazing things have happened, and I am just oozing joy today. I want to share with you all the amazing, wonderful, happy things that have happened so far this year.
First of all, I started the year off on a cruise in the Bahamas with my best friend and his family. It was such a fun experience. I drank lots of orange juice and ate lots of bagels. We ditched our phones and documented the experience on a disposable camera.
After the cruise, I had to head back to reality, which means work and classes. However, I impulsively bought a DSLR camera that I had wanted for so so so long, and I got the opportunity to practice taking so many pictures.
My roommate/favorite person in the whole world, Wes, realized who he truly was (A BOY), so obviously we had to throw him a party! It was such a fun time surrounded by all his friends, celebrating how much we love him and want him to love himself.
I turned NINETEEN! 19! My parents made me a cake and took me to a trampoline park. Classic 19 year old things.
I got the most amazing opportunity to volunteer at an animal sanctuary. This sanctuary saves animals from all sorts of situations and lets them live out their lives happily. It broke my heart to think of the millions of cows, pigs, and chickens that are not saved and end up being raped, tortured, and murdered every day for human greed. We did what we could while there, and got to connect with the animals.
Spring break snuck up on us, so my roommates and I impulsively drove to the beach. Seriously. On Thursday at 3pm, I said, “We should go to the beach, right?” We packed a tent and some snacks and hopped in the car, driving the three hours to North Padre Island. We camped on the deserted beach and woke up to the waves crashing and the sunrise. We took a walk on the beach and played in the waves until we saw a jellyfish, and then we headed home.
The rest of spring break was spent doing fun little adventures with my family!
I’m taking a course on backpacking this semester, so I got to take an amazing camping trip with for class! We spent 2 nights in the backcountry at a primitive campsite in a state natural area. We hiked out there, cooked on camp stoves, and stargazed.
These were big events, large moments full of joy. But, I also experienced small moments of joy. Little things that made me smile and feel happy that I was alive in that moment. Here are some more photos of happiness, and hopefully they make you smile a little bit!
DID I FORGET TO MENTION THAT I GOT INTO NURSING SCHOOL?! Everything I’ve been working towards for the last 4 semester culminated into my acceptance to St. David’s School of Nursing! I’ll be moving home at the end of the summer to go to NURSING SCHOOL!!!
This is a great day. This is a great life. Thank you for being a part of mine.