It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Currently feeling this song, on repeat.

Lately I've been astonished at how little it takes for me to feel really good. A clean bathroom. Fresh flowers in the kitchen. Putting the laundry away after I fold it. The other day I vacuumed our living room and opened all the windows before bed, and when I woke up I walked through the apartment feeling like a new person.

I think a lot of it is just relief after my biopsy two weeks ago. So much of my life this past year or two has been about worrying, and I'm finally starting to let that go. It's coinciding perfectly with the onset of some truly gorgeous spring weather. Shaking out the dust. Feeling the sun on my shoulders. I'm awake.

Sometimes I think we can go through so much that we have trouble finding a new normal. But gratitude is a good place to start.

Happy Friday, friends.