Today, while I was contemplating a topic, I realized something.
Yes, it's still relatively early to most people, though I've been awake since six--just like everyday when my three year old daughter/personal alarm clock, wakes up, but to me it's well toward 'mid-day'.
I'm feeling good about myself, and with myself (and yes, there is a difference).
I'm happy, because I realized all the choices in my life have led me here.
To this day.
To this blog post.
To this city in the middle of the desert that most people have never even heard of, let alone visited.
Every bad decision, painful experience, emotionally dark period, and wonderful highlight, has led me to the person I am today.
A mother, a wife, a writer, a photographer, a friend, and a confidant.
I'm not the world traveler I someday want to be, and I haven't been published...yet, but all of those are on my personal horizon.
If I had a chance to go back and change anything in my past... any of the horrible experiences, the loss of innocence, the dark days after the death of my son, the heartbreak I wasn't sure I'd survive... I wouldn't change it.
Because I wouldn't be where I am, who I am, or what I am today.
Today wouldn't be... today.
Life is a precious, precious thing. Don't take it for granted, and don't regret the experiences in your past. Always remember who you were, where you came from, and who was there to help you along...