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Life is really great, you guys. I know it doesn't always seem that way, but today I just want to remind you that it is. There are some things coming up that I'm really excited about. I've had more stomach butterflies in the past few months than I had experienced in the two years leading up to them. My bloggybff, Sarah, once blogged about the German word vorfreude and it's just too perfect not to share.
"The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures."
I live for this. I have never purposely ruined a surprise (for myself.. I'm sure I've accidentally ruined them for others). Never peeked at my presents before Christmas and rarely even shook the packages. I love the excitement of waiting for that surprise and I adore the adrenaline rush before a live concert, traveling to a new place, a first kiss, waiting for someone else to receive a surprise from me, you get the idea.
In the next few months I have these wonderful things to look forward to: A trip to LA for the Fourth of July, my parents coming to visit SF for their anniversary and my birthday, a trip to San Diego to watch my (sorority) big sister get married, the Outside Lands music festival, the Fun. and Tegan and Sara concert in September and a trip to NYC (with my whole family!!) to see a close friend get married in October. Not to mention all the weekends in between that are sure to be magnificent if they follow suit of every weekend I've experienced since I arrived on the West coast.
The only problem with all of this vorfreude is it makes time go by really, scary quickly. So I'm adding another goal to the list: to slow down and enjoy every minute, as cliche as it may be. There are so many of them in each day and instead of just letting them fly by, I want to cling to each one. I don't want to concentrate too hard on the future or long for anything in the past, I want to be present. Every day has something joyful in it, even when it's really, really hard to see it. It's there. Waiting to surprise you and give you butterflies all over again.
I hope you have something to feel excited and joyful about today. And if you can't think of anything, I hope you'll go make someone else's day because I happen to know for a fact that it will rub off on you too.
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