Strawberries From Dad’s Garden

It’s the simple, sweet things in life that bring a smile to us. Like these strawberries Dad planted in his garden. I hope everyone has a beautiful Father’s Day. Remember to smile often and really see the small joys in life. xo


What Makes Life So Sweet


As I find myself in a time where many may beย stressed,ย being as I just graduated from college and am looking for a real job, I find myself at peace instead. I find that I’m taking it all in slowly. I came upon this quote from the lovely Emily Dickinson, that not only confirmed my feelings, but inspired me as well, “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” I really believe in this quote. I’m only going to graduate from college once. Slowly taking in life changes makes this life experience so sweet for me.

With graduation comes change. Change is a good thing. It brings us something different, something better. And we should always welcome change because it shows growth. Moments like this, packing up all my belongings from my first downtown apartment, are bittersweet. I will never again live like a college student. I will never have my first apartment again, either. With change, comes the second apartment, my second adventure in a different city.

Sweetness, it is the excitement we all get inside. It is the anticipation for the next sweet thing. I anticipate the day I get my new apartment, just days away now. Leaving the college life behind, and entering the mature world. For me, I’ve already been in the mature world. I know the beauties in life, I know how to enjoy the small things and be grateful for what I have. My boyfriend has been my best friend throughout my college years. In two weeks we will be dating for five years. It’s been an amazing adventure we’ve gone on together. Now that school is done, we anticipate what’s to come. Adopting a precious cat is first on our list, and I am overjoyed with anticipation.

If we don’t get excited or feel joy when change occurs, when it’s done and gone it’s too late. What I mean is, we have to accept that joy and feel it, because it will be gone before you know it. I’m enjoying this wait. The wait before we get our new loft apartment. Sometimes, the excitement is even better then the actual event. But from my experience, excitement doesn’t ever dull if it’s real and something you want. Never let anyone dull your excitement either. If it sparks a light in you, then it’s real. I guess what I’m trying to say is: excitement, joy, and anticipation make life sweet, because before you know it, that moment will forever be gone.