Last month, I took a little trip down to Palm Springs with a dear friend of mine. Now this is the part where I'll be very transparent: we just lost my mom to brain cancer in January. It was the hardest 2 year battle I've ever experienced, and I pray that no one ever has to go through what we just went through. That being said, my family (Dad and Sister) has been closer than close. There's nothing we don't share, all emotions are out on the table. We ask for what we want/need/depend on from each other and all pitch in.
I will say, this experience has really made me feel more open and honest as a person, friend, daughter and sister. It's made me evaluate the friendships that I have; which ones I grow from which ones I could do without. It's made me ask for what I need from people and be upfront with my feelings. And one of those things was a trip to Palm Springs to escape from reality, have something to look forward to, a sunny place to lay by the pool.
It provided just that. I even found myself feeling Happy, truly happy, a feeling I hadn't experienced in a while. It just felt good. So let this be a lesson to you all, don't let something major or terrible happen before you to ask for what you want in life. Go get it right now, because there's no time like the present!