Sleep is futile. My brain won’t shut off. I’m tired of being awake but I’m too emotionally drained to be exhausted. So it’s the perfect time for a blog update!
These past few hours I have struggled with depression. I’ve cried a lot. I’ve contemplated life’s absurdities and pondered the meaning of my existence. I’ve counted my blessings. I’ve praised myself for knowing exactly what to do– and what not to do– when I’m in a sad place. This too shall pass. The only constant in life is change.
Tatum recently returned from a week at the beach. Adam’s preparing for the first day of kindergarten on August 5th. They adore each other. Little sister idolizes her big brother. Big brother protects his little sister. I love them more with every passing day. My kids are my rock, my anchor, and represent all that is good about me.
RANDOM TIDBITS: I hope to post an online dating update later. These next two days I’m off and plan to make the most of it. Going to Collierville today would be spectacular but I have no idea how that will happen. It’s been way too long since I’ve seen Maris. There was a royal baby born. Lauren Coles came over tonight for some academic awesomeness. Life is beautiful and I am blessed.
Isn’t it funny how July birthdays unfold amongst my best lady friends? Maris, my soul sister, blows out her candles July 9th. Next Danielle parties July 22nd. Then it’s Tasha’s revelry on July 23rd. And I close out the bunch on July 24th. Happy birthday to us!
Tomorrow I’ll be 28 years old. What a number. Leave it to the county of San Luis Obispo to celebrate my special day with a riveting session of Family Court. I can’t wait to phone into those festivities. Otherwise I’ll enjoy a relaxed day with my children, parents, and friends. There will be dinner and there will be ink.
May 28 be better than 27.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,