Wipe the smile off my face

Posted in Personal News at 3:18 pm by divinity

Life is good. Everyday I sit in my car on my hour or so commute to work and just reflect on things. The car has always been a place where I do a lot of thinking. I keep thinking about just how damn happy I am these days. Like pure, genuine, happiness. So much so that I find myself smiling and talking to myself about how unbelievably life has changed in just one year. Last Christmas was the beginning of the end, but this Christmas is more the end of the beginning. I’ve made it to San Francisco, I’m settled in, I’m comfortable in the middle of a city, enjoy (to some extent) public transportation, and the cats are happy. I’ve made tons of new friends, enjoyed a myriad of new experiences, and learned a lot about life and myself over the last few months. While I feel like I’ve gotten past the beginning, I’m not about to stop learning and exploring.

This has all bubbled up to the surface because the last few days have been really good. The progress to move me to the San Francisco office and save me an hour commute has moved incredibly faster than I ever imagined. They want to move me over on Friday! Unfortunately that doesn’t work for me, so it’ll be just after Christmas, which is still great. Sunday night was an enjoyable dinner at Herbivore (quickly becoming my favorite restaurant), and then a real chill fire jam (my first since I moved) out at NIMBY. (I want to see how the pictures turned out Tristan! 🙂

I had a great night last night hanging out, building furniture, and wishing it wasn’t a weekday so I didn’t have to go to work in the morning. Today was a gorgeous day, and the drive to work down 280 was beautiful. Oh, and on the geek front, my webcam is running, my remote home automation (i.e. turn off/on my lamp from my sidekick) is functional, I found a great flickr slideshow that lets me use my LCD as a digital picture frame, my roomba arrived today, and the automated litterbox is due tomorrow or Thursday. And of course this is just the past few days, not to mention everything in the last month (Holiday party, Zombies vs Santas, dinners/lunches, I could go on and on). Tomorrow is anime night over at the fort and I’m looking forward to hanging out with people. Just so much positivity in my life right now.

It gets me thinking though. I want to share this positivity so badly. I feel like I don’t deserve even half of it, and like money and love, when I have it I want to share it. So, if there is anything I can do for anyone, please let me know! I am constantly in debt to so many friends that I find it difficult to repay them. I’m on the lookout for ways to give back, but if you can think of something, for yourself or someone else, please let me know.

1 Comment »

  1. Ed Sr said,

    December 26, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    You gave some deserving folks in ?Peru? a Llama in my name. Thanks for giving back to others in the true spirit of Christmas. Hugs.

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