Friday, September 14, 2012

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back.

 Today I celebrated my 4 year birthday!
4 years ago I was laying in a hospital bed, with stitches in my chest,
paralyzed on my left side, unable to walk by myself.  Today a couple of my new friends brought me some flowers, some of my old friend took me out to lunch in the Pearl District and then out to Cupcakes.  It was a great day.
 
After my surgery I had a new sense of urgency.  A sense that what I did and when I did it  really mattered, that I had to do things, see things, and meet people. I had a sense that I had something to do, I just wasn't sure what.  I spent a couple of years struggling, wondering, even envying Spencer for finding his niche and being able to go after it.  Well this fall I found mine.  And happiness hit me like a train on the track.  Lyrics from "Dog Days are over" from Florence and the Machine. 
 
I love the fall, I have been enjoying every moment of this beautiful month.
 It feels good to be happy again.
 Flowers from my new Friends, and a new necklace from Spence
 Little Big Burger in the Pearl District



 
 A little garden park in the Pearl that we found to eat our cupcakes:)


By the way, I think I am going to pursue a Masters degree! Sounds crazy, I know especially when if,you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I don't know where a comma goes in sentence and I have a tenuous grasp on the English language in general.

5 comments:

JAG said...

Happy Birthday! I remember where I was during your surgury.... what I was thinking about that moment. I remember talking to you in ICU when you were still under and rubbing your feet....as amy ran out about to throw up :) Glad you are alive, glad you found your happiness, you are totes amaze!!!

JAG said...

and that i spelled surgery wrong...

jww said...

What a great celebration! Congratulations. I'm happy for you getting your master's, too. I've thought about it from time to time, but even thinking about it freaks me out, so if it's for you, DO IT! That is really exciting.

Julia said...

Happy birthday! What a terrific way to celebrate. And congrats on making life decisions. Wahoo!

Nate and Rachael's Family said...

Yippee Hill! I can tell that you are feeling happier - and it's even rubbing off on me a little - THANKS cause I need it! You are amazing - I'm so glad you are healthy and that I get to be your friend!

***Looks like you have taught Auri how to pose - Look at her toe pop in that first pic of the two of you - awesome!