|The itty bitty Statue of Liberty.|
The weather in New York has taken a merciful turn for the chilly (I love winter) and I couldn't be happier. In fact, I'm all smiles today. I feel like there is a ball of light radiating from the core of me. I haven't felt this way in a while. After spending a quiet day at home, padding around in stocking feet, I looked outside and saw the beginnings of a perfect sunset. I quickly threw some shoes on, grabbed my coat and my camera, and went for a walk around my neighborhood. I live just two blocks from the water with the most magical view of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan and walking along the water and taking pictures at sunset is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. Today as I walked in the chilly, wintry air, staring out at the sunset over the Atlantic I was completely overcome with happiness. It bubbled up from deep inside me and settled in my chest. I couldn't help but smile and snap away with my camera.
|Along the pier.|
Why do I feel this way? Because I no longer have to worry about moving back to California in January (which for a time was something I was wrestling with given my employment status) because I found a job with a company that I am completely stoked about (!). I feel....lighter, like the weight of stress and worry that I've been carrying around with me since I decided to take a leap of faith and move across the country has finally been lifted. Miraculously, everything is working out. I almost can't believe it. And yet, at the same time, I can. Because it is what my mother has been saying to me for the past 6 months (ok, let's be honest, for the past 24 years)--if you have faith, and put positive energy out into the universe, good things will come your way. I haven't breathed this easy in a long time, and it feels SO good to be able to. As I walked around the pier and along the water, I took long, deep breaths of the cold, crisp air, enjoying every moment. Because I live here. Finally.