Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When did I become THAT girl?

I got a 4-piece set of luggage the other day. It was a necessity, so I was thankful for a whopping 50% off the original price. Although, I'll be honest, I didn't pay for it. I didn't steal it either, in case that crossed your mind. My mom paid for it, but it wasn't a gift, and I also don't have to pay her back (as far as I know). In sum, the origins of this new, beautiful, wonderful, amazing luggage is unknown at the moment, and probably won't be decided until later. Really though, I don't mind. All the pieces of my champagne colored Samsonite spinners are in the back bedroom, perfectly accessible for oogling and admiring at my heart's desire.

And apparently, my heart desires a look here and there pretty often. I can't help it! It's just so....beautiful...

I never pegged myself for a girl that would fawn over luggage, of all things. I also never pegged myself for a girl that would fall in love with a boy from another country, or a girl that would MOVE to another country for a boy. In addition, I never thought I'd cry when I saw myself in a wedding dress (that simply shocked me!). But here I am....that girl I never pegged myself for.

Interesting where life takes us, isn't it? If you told me, my freshman year of college at San Diego State, that I'd meet an absolutely wonderful guy from Norway and be moving out of the country for him, I'd say "Get outta town!!" And never think twice about it. But that's what I'm doing and it's actually the most perfect thing I could do. Yes, there are details that are most definitely not perfect, and while I dwell on those not-so-perfect things sometimes, now is not one of those times.

Now is the time to say "kudos!" to myself. Now is the time to celebrate the love that has come into my life. The love that makes me better, helps me up when I'm down, makes me smile, laugh, see new things, try new things, appreciate more in life, and love others more wholly.

...Wait. How did I even get to talking about that?!? Didn't I start this post with luggage? And now I end it with love?
In any case:
- hooray for luggage!
- hooray for being me!
- hooray for love in my life and good things to come!


  1. How do I 'like' this? I've never done blogs vs. facebook. ;)

  2. Oh I just love reading about your adventure of where life is taking you. It was great to see you at Veronica's engagement party and I can't wait to see the greatness that awaits for you in Norway.

  3. Hooray for love that makes you do the silliest things sometimes and they still make sense. love your blog!xx