I have been so happy lately. I was trying to figure out why, and I think it's a combination of things.
First of all, I feel great. After feeling sick for nearly three months, it is amazing to feel well. There is no substitute in this world for physical health and wellness.
Second, I am working and I love it. I work part time for Rebecca, and it feels satisfying to be part of something hip and happening. It's busy, and I think that secretly I thrive off of a little chaos. I am still learning how to do a lot of things necessary to assist with a photography business, and I am tripped up daily by my clumsiness on a mac, but it is important for me to feel useful and needed, especially as the business launches into the crazy holiday season.
Third, it's autumn. Has anyone noticed? I can't get over it. When I come home mid-afternoon from work and the sun is shining but it's cold outside and the leaves are starting to turn colors and fall from the trees, I just can't help but have a spring in my step. Or even better are those days with RAIN! Yes, the rainy days mean just a few things to me: hot chocolate, and hot chocolate, and maybe a good book.
Fourth, the mood in our house makes me so happy. We have been listening to old school and jazzy Christmas music for a week or two now, and that coupled with the coldness outside, the beginning of coat and scarf weather, and having friends over really puts me in a great mood.
Fifth, the holidays are approaching fast. I think it has something to do with being pregnant, but I am in such a nesting mood! All of a sudden, I want to start ten new meaningful holiday traditions for my family, I want to bake gingerbread, and I want to make holiday gifts. I am reading Something Wicked this Way Comes for a book club and it's making me think that possibly, just possibly, I may even be inspired to find a Halloween costume this year...
Sixth, I have a great husband. He reads to my chubby growing belly at night if he's not too tired, and he switched out the underwear drawers so that mine is on top and I don't have to lean over. He bought me five bags of expensive frozen fruit so that I could make smoothies, and he is just a real winner of a man. At a time in my life when I don't always feel or look my prettiest, I count it a blessing to have a companion who makes me feel gorgeous every second of the day...