Life has been an amazing adventure since I moved to DC. There have been moments where I have thrown my hands in the air and prepared to pack and head home, but every time I have there have been these amazing calm moments of pure joy and peace reminding me why I am here. I have learned to appreciate and cherish these moments because no matter what life throws at me these moments remind me everything that I need to know.
The first moment I remember is when I touched down on the plane. I looked out the window and I had an overwhelming since of happiness and home. Then I stepped off the plane and experienced the storm as life happened, but again after a deep breath and a good friend's ear I was able to recognize the feeling of being home.
The second moment I remember is sitting in church looking up at a speaker and having a sense of familiarity. Soon again life happened and I lost track of this moment until I again sat down took a deep breath and closed my eyes. The feeling of familiarity came flooding back.
The third moment I remember is after a long day at my internship and I was overwhelmed and burned out for the day. The metro was a fifteen minute wait and all I wanted was to be in bed. As I looked past the tracks an overwhelming sense of peace came reassuring me that I am exactly where I am meant to be right now. I took a deep breath and enjoyed the moment. Soon after life happened and I found myself questioning my decision to move clear across the country from my family and friends. Before I could even take a deep breath this moment came back and I realized I am exactly where I am meant to be.
The fourth moment I remember happened long before I came to DC. I remember waking from a dream with a sense of hope, joy, and love. Since this dream has happened life has occurred. I find myself struggling to remember this moment at times, but again and again it comes back to me and I fear nothing.
These are four moments in comparison to the millions of moments that I have recently had, but they make all the other moments come back into perspective. If I didn't have life happen I would never appreciate the moments where I am given a since of home, familiarity, hope, joy, love, and an overwhelming feeling of being where I am meant to be. I wouldn't change my life for anything! That is how I know I am blessed and how I know I truly am experiencing happiness!!!!