24 Apr Grandma’s House (Family)
Here I am, 11:30, laying in a fold-out bed at my Grandma’s house in Pueblo, CO. After a day of chores, an early 5 O’clock dinner, and a good Rockies game, I find myself awake on my lonesome by 9pm. Knowing I would have no internet on my quick weekend out of town, I naturally brought books. I finished Veronica Roth’s Divergent last night and James Dashner’s The Eye of Minds this evening. I will put up a post with my thoughts on those books when I have returned to a computer and am no longer typing on my phone. Instead, this post is dedicated to my wonderful Grandma and the peace that I feel tonight. It becomes easy to get overwhelmed and caught up in life’s rapid-flowing river. However, I must stress the importance of taking a step back every once in a while to admire your surroundings. It’s easy to get bogged down by the same monotonous routine in our daily lives. Finding time to relax and reflect will ease your mind and clear unnecessary worry. My Mom’s birthday would have been Wednesday, April 22nd, and my Dad’s was yesterday, Thursday, April 23rd. Of course Wednesday came with a touch of sadness that I couldn’t see my deceased Mom on her birthday. At the same time I was thankful that I lived to an age where I can still vividly remember her. Thursday followed with an amazing day out for my Dad’s birthday with he and my brother. I love my family and everything I have ever achieved or learned with them. Everything about me came from them and I am forever grateful for the experiences I have had. These retreats keep me sane and show me the truly important things.