A delicious dinner with Lauren for her early birthday present. That she’s turning 21 - no more limitations on fun & adventure!
For Lauren taking me to the airport at 4am. Quick check ins at the airport and breezing through security. Smooth flights. Bear hugs from loved ones at the airport.
The sound of home - crickets. The lightning bugs - and the flashbacks of my childhood they bring. Peacefulness.
Fireworks on the 4th. Classic rock music playing while under the stars in a hot tub. Seeing the sunrise with friends.
For having the strength to drive through my dads old town. Family get togethers.
Being in town for Nana’s birthday. For when I looked at that photo of dad and me, Lilly said, “Don’t be sad, Kristin.” For the time (and energy) to chase Lilly around in the backyard. Marathon Scattegories sessions with Nana and the fam.
Hugs from my nephews. Dancing with my mom in her living room to the oldies. Driving through my old stomping grounds.
Not having cell phone reception while visiting family and friends. Seeing a shooting star. Laughter and dancing to different decades of music.
That moment when you feel like someone just gets you. Having special people to miss.
Long, beachside walk with Lauren.
A new adventure in a familiar town.
Reading in the grass under the palm trees. For having met someone who makes me smile and my heart flutter. That I have someone to long for. And who makes me laugh.
Live music. Pretty vineyards. Malibu Wines picnic. Those yummy little turkey bacon wrapped dates that Lauren made. Grateful that my veganism was a phase.
Finding quick buyers for my dresser & bicycle. Awesome prospects to replace me on apt lease. Those “lightbulb moments” or when a situation suddenly becomes clear.
Amazing home hair session with Keary. Cleansing my closet, once again! Great eBay sales with fast payments. Smooth USPS process.
Food truck & music night in Santa Monica with Lauren. Those really delicious lobster tacos. All the great people watching.
Grateful for how alive traveling makes me feel. Witty banter. Getting to spend a few days with Courtney in Colorado. My new Rumi read. Accents on airplanes.
Lovely dinner with Courtney and her mom at Castle Pines. Hearing the storm roll in. Standing in the rain. Feeling the rain. For my S’mores lesson with Courtney.
Friendly Colorado walkers. Friendliness, in general. Hiking the Bluffs with Court. A fun baseball game that we only watched one play of - “Oh, there’s baseball at this drinking game?”
A trip to the Red Rocks with Courtney & Taylor. Our $150 photo shoot. A lazy lounge day of recuperation.
Catching a matinee play with Courtney. Froyo trips. Our random karaoke dinner before going to the airport. For having such a great friend in my life.
For a friend allowing me to store some furniture at his place while I wander about in search of clarity, inspiration, adventure. Returning to a life with more simplicity. For the simple things. A renewed determination.
Smooth and safe drive to Texas. Morning meditation. Catching the New Mexico sunrise. Seeing my younger brother, if only for lunch.