Yesterday was a bit of a rough day. To say that I’m having a little anxiety about turning 28 in a few days is an understatement. I can’t really explain why but for some reason that number seems as though it is looming over my head. It is setting a timeline on my goals, and that feels as though someone is taking the control out of my hands. I felt distracted and preoccupied all day. Even through yoga I was unable to settle my mind and focus on the class. I left the class feeling completely mixed up and overwhelmed… tears in my eyes… and came home to a pot of sunflowers on my front step.
I absolutely love sunflowers. They are such a happy flower. And a strong flower, growing tall almost like trees. I’d been saying for weeks I wanted to put a planter of flowers on our front step to brighten up the entryway, but had never gotten around to it. The cop went out and bought my very favorite flower as a surprise to brighten my day.
I can’t say that I am feeling completely comfortable with 28 yet, but I yesterday made me realize that I need to focus on the blessings each day. I am so lucky to have a wonderful man in my life who loves me, a loving and curious pup, a fulfilling career that pays the bills, and a roof over my head. The rest of the to do list can wait for today. Today I’m going to stop and smell the sunflowers.