May 26, 2009

My Favorite Day

I love celebrating my life. I LOVE my life. I love being alive and I cherish it for the rare and fleeting thing that it is. I love thinking about all the crazy things I have experienced, all the amazing people I have met (and loved) along the way, all the mistakes I have made and the things I have accomplished. I love thinking about what surprises my life still has to offer.

I love knowing this is my one chance at life, this is my shot at living, laughing, loving and experiencing all the awesomeness this world has to offer. I don't take a minute of my life for granted (even if I sometimes do the amazing people in my life).

Music is a great memory-keeper. I hear certain songs and I remember some random moment in the history of my life... Driving across a freeway in the desert. Flying across an ocean. A long train ride in India. Learning to drive a stick for the first time. My first concert. My first boyfriend. Floating on my back at Hukilau on my 20th birthday and singing out oud. Skinny dipping under a full moon. Sitting on the boat sipping a Welch's Grape soda. Cowering under towels in a boat as we race back to shore in a thunderstorm. Listening to my walkman watching the lighthouse. Playing Little House on the Prarie in the woods. Playing freeze tag in a thunderstorm. Skipping school and driving to Galveston. Belting it out in the car. Dancing in the living room. Dancing in the street....

Life is Grand! Happy Birthday me!

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  1. It's good to recognize and appreciate a good life! Happy Birthday!!

  2. Happy Birthday Julie! Those were fun memories! Hey, I wonder if I was there with you on your 20th bday when you were floating on your back at Hukilau???:)