Photo's taken by me spring 2009
And with spring comes a whiff of fresh air, new hope and strength. To be honest I need it, winter wasn't all that great from time to time but yet here I stand overcoming any obstacle that comes my way and keeping my head high. Grasping anything that gives me the needed courage to move on firmly with my both hands and not letting go. You all probably wonder where this all comes from and I'm sorry to say I won't give out all the details. While I paint a happy picture on this blog about an extremely lucky girl who seems to have it all. I do have my down moments and lately there have been quite a few. I always try to not show them on this blog because I like to see this as what I want it to be, maybe even as my safety zone, a happy space always here to come back to. What I'm currently writing may not make any sense but hey it gives me strength and courage and a great peaceful feeling inside, so it's all worth it. Plus I'm hoping that maybe I can pass some of that light blissful feeling onto anyone else who needs it. No matter what crosses our path, we're never alone. After winter there comes spring, after rain sun will reappear again. Yet I myself tend to forget that when I'm at my lowest. But it gives me the greatest joy whenever I come across that great knowing again. It makes me feel more connected to the universe somehow. You can say I feel much more adult lately, while before I always wanted to hang onto being very young, I've come to accept that we all grow up and we can't be 18 forever. Life is one great journey and if you can turn any moment into a happy moment no matter what is going on, I think we're on the right path. Thank you to those who're close to me and are always there to help me at my lows. I'm forever grateful for the people who help me stay on track. I've especially got to thank one special guy in particular, without you honey my life would be less cheery and I adore all the moments we spend together. Thank you for putting up with all my crazy. I guess we both know it gives you a hell lot of love in return. Anyway I'm getting a bit sidetracked here. To all of you reading: never give up, hold on to the good things. I've always loved this quote by Richard Evans: "It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars." At the end of this post I'm going to share the song that evoked all these emotions. Just in a few simple music notes it describes the start of spring. The raw beauty that that song expresses, I can't describe it, just listen to it and close your eyes, it's really worth it.