My life as of lately has felt a bit messy. I’m constantly spilling things, dropping things and running into things. Much like these spilled blueberries pictured below.
The days when I’m rushing around leaving my phone on top of my car, simultaneously locking myself out of the house and my car and the days when the bunny rabbits eat the tiny little garden I’m allowed to have, I have to take a moment to remind myself of all the things that I DO have to be thankful for. Maybe I’m not feeling fulfillment in my career, but my my life is surrounded by fulfillment…
Next to the spilled blueberries I saw my friendly desk reminders. The framed picture reads “There are big ships, and there are small ships, but the best ship of all is friendship.” This pictures serves as a reminder to me that the big ships and small ships in my life don’t really matter when I realize what the most important ship is, friendship and I’m so lucky to have MANY meaningful and heart-warming friendships in my life. As you can see the sign next to it reads, “Color Outside the Lines.” This quote reminds me that I don’t have to do things by the status-quo, so what if I don’t have a full time job in my field YET, maybe that’s not how things are supposed to work out for me? The only way to find out what your purpose is, is to color outside the lines.
After taking a step back from looking out how wrong everything is, I have begun to realize how RIGHT everything is. Little things like a line of geese in the park on your morning walk can really make you feel grateful for you life. And things like a boyfriend who has a summer bouquet of flowers waiting for you when you’ve had a bad day. And things like giving a home to an adorable puppy. Things like cotton candy at 10 in the morning on a Saturday. These are things that make everything become clear again. These are the things we find when we color outside the lines.