I use to love posting and blogging on my tumblr. Now its such a small part of what I do - and i’m finding it hard to get back into it.
But I have made it a goal of mine to AT LEAST post once a week. I even put I reminder on my phone…I know…brilliant ;)
Well last time I left off by talking about living in Kingston. When I wrote that last post we were renting a room with one of P’s friends and since then we have moved on and upgraded to living on the water…cause were fancy like that.
People have said the novelty of living on the water wears away after time. That is something I can not believe. Everyday when I wake up and stare out the floor to ceiling windows we have, to the gorgeous view of the lake - I smile. How can something so beautiful get ‘old’ or ‘boring’?
It helps to remind you to enjoy those little things that you don’t appreciate.The world is such a beautiful place and I am so lucky to have this chance to live here - many people will never live on the water - but I wish it was something everyone could try. Everyday feels like a vacation. Everyday you wake up to gorgeous sunrises and end it with a beautiful sunset. Any worry that you may have picked up while going about your day or working just seems to disappear when you come home and sit on the dock.
Our neighbors are some of the nicest and most genuine people I have met in a long time. People like that are hard to come by so I’m making sure I appreciate it everyday. Though we have not lived here long and they have had a tight knit group for a while, they welcomed us in right away. Making friends came so easy on this street and these are friends that I want to keep in my life.
Life just feels the way it should - carefree and fun. Even though we all work during the day, every night feels like the weekend.
Almost everyone has a dog or two and they all run and play around the street. Free of leashes and boundaries. Smoke has grown so much by living here. Hes not as shy around people and he can even be left alone now. These past few months have taught all of us so much and I am so thankful.
Though at times, I miss home and all my old friends. I always wish that they could come up and see what I get to live everyday and enjoy it with me. But at the front of my mind I always remember that I have Pete and Smoke. My boys. They make me laugh everyday and I don’t know what I would do without them.
I came to Kingston with the same intentions I had when I went to Ottawa. I wanted to be able to be close to P and experience life together, as well as see what kind of opportunities it had for jobs. Both cities have taught and showed me so many new things that have helped me grow as a person and a designer. But without Peter I think there would have been many time that I would have stopped trying or gave up.
Hes been there supporting me through both the good and bad, and I want to take a second to thank him for that. I would not have been able to experience these things in my life if he didn’t include me in his. I appreciate all that he has done for me and for always being that person I knew I could rely on. It’s been a tough couple of months but being with him everyday makes it easier.
On the 21st of October it will be our five years together. We have been thinking back to when we first started dating and we see how much our lives have changed. We went from living at home, to living 5 hours away, on our own, and with a dog. I’m grateful I have had someone as wonderful as him to experience it with and can’t wait to see what happens next.
I know this post might seem lame and lovey dovey - but I don’t care :) I’m so happy and want to share my love, happiness and smiles with everyone.
I would love to hear what makes everyone else happy and smile - care to share?