Thursday, May 24, 2012

One...Year


So it has been one year since I moved from LA.  The transition was much more difficult than I ever could have imagined.  I had great support from friends and family, but it was something I had to do on my own.

So how am I after one year?  I am pretty damn happy.  Sometimes in life the only way to change and evolve is to get to the very bottom and start rebuilding things day by day.  Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't as awful as I am making it sound.  But it was the hardest year of my life. 

In honor of my anniversary I want to share the top 10 things I learned over the past year.

10.  I am now capable of moving anywhere in the country and know what it takes to adapt.
9.  Being alone allows you to really evaluate what kind of person you are and want to be.
8.  Chicken pop pies are still as delicious now as they were in college.
7.  When you are at your lowest point you finally see who your true friends are.
6.  The two foot space you occupy is where you are supposed to be no matter what.
5.  Feeling unworthy of people in your life is the most chilling feeling I have ever experienced.
4.  Playing rockband alone...sucks...big time.
3.  Not drinking beer = feeling better and substantial weight loss.
2.  Most peoples treasures in life are right in front of them the whole time, they just don't realize its value until they no longer have it.
1.  Only you can make yourself happy.


So as I look forward to another year of life in Michigan I wonder what will life have in store for me next.  But then I am reminded of a small gift that Lesly gave me.  It is a small bracelet that signifies living life in the present.  Being aware of living in the present has changed my life.  I enjoy the little things I took for granted for the past few years.  I leave you with a quote that I think has helped me to just be me.

Be the kind of person that you would like to meet.

Happy Anniversary