There is nothing like returning home from a float trip in the po-dunk middle of nowhere to make a girl feel clean, grateful, loved, and HAPPY.
OK, not fully clean. I feel like I need to take 25 showers before all of the grime from this past weekend is washed away. But cleanER.
Aside from the torrential downpour, my tent failing us, sleeping in the car, and the strippers next door, it was adventurous and exciting! I have never been on a float trip, and was thoroughly surprised (and grateful) that the only time we over-turned was due to an unbalanced friend who we were giving a lift to his own canoe that had floated upstream.
I spent the weekend with friends I never see (but enjoy), in an unknown place, trying something new and challenging. So worth it!
But, one of the best parts about leaving, is coming home. Yes, I enjoy adventure, but I enjoy my climate controlled home and my dry, plush bed just as much.
What are your thoughts on returning home? Do you ever leave?
Imagine my surprise when I received this comment the other day from a reader:
I love your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Thank you so much to Liv at http://morningcoffeebliss.wordpress.com for the nom! It means so much coming from a fellow inspiring blogger. You can check out one of my favorites from her (where she finds herself finding herself while in an uncomfortable situation) HERE!
Now, to fulfill the requirements that have been bequeathed unto me with this SPLENDID nomination:
1. Link back to your nominator: DONE. And I totally was going to do this anyways because I am so grateful for the nomination and what she writes every day!
2. Post the award image to your page: Alrightttttt, if I HAFTA (see above).
3. Share 7 facts about yourself: How about 7 things that I am grateful for?
My overall positive outlook on life
My loving family
My dreams that continue from sleep and get me through the day
Timmykins and the adventures that await us
My drive to continually evolve, and realize that EVERY day is the best day of my life 🙂
Every experience – good and bad – that has gotten me to where I am today. They were all teaching experiences
This outlet to remind myself of the happiness that is within, and that there is always reason to bring it out!
4. Nominate 15 other blogs and inform each blogger: Guys, these are ALL worth looking into. Each perspective is different, and each moment spent reading is a moment well spent. Enjoy!
This self-motivational journey of blogging has been a wonderful one so far. It reminds me to find happiness in my everyday life, as well as drives me to be more than I am. I hope that others use this outlet for the same purpose, and join me in CHOOSING happiness. Because, it IS a choice.