Monday, January 20, 2014

The Look of Happy

These two pictures were taken last night before we left for the most amazing concert in the history of the WORLD.  P!nk people...we saw P!nk in concert!  Fucking amazing is what that was.
Anyway, as we were driving home from the concert we talked about all that has happened in the last couple of months - I withdrew from school, we moved to Denver, the kids started new schools, we officially lost our dogs (just don't ask...), we saw our favorite singer, and Denver made it to the Super Bowl. 
We got here a couple days before the new year began and I made a conscious decision that 2014 would be an epic year.  It has yet to disappoint!  While the actual act of moving was less than fun (I like to think that I'd rather have three root canals without Novocaine while giving birth to a breech porcupine), now that we're settled in life couldn't be sweeter.
I left Cody behind and found that my severe depression stayed there as well.  I haven't felt this good in years.  YEARS.  No joke - I am able to keep our beautiful home clean, I feel happy, I feel energetic, and I feel human.  I knew living in Cody was difficult (loneliness, isolation, feeling like I didn't fit in just to name a few reasons...), but I didn't realize how bad it was until we left. 
Not only am I happy, but the kids are thriving as well.  They love their schools and love being back home where they feel they belong.  Denver is good to us and moving was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  I love the above pictures because of the happiness they represent, as well as the confidence and peace I see in myself that has been hiding for a very long time. 


Steve Nee said...

Hey Kimmie, I'm really happy that things have gone so well for you and the kiddos. It's nice to see that big ol' smile!

Karie McRae said...

Sounds like the move was the best thing you could have done. I am so happy that you are doing better. Only look forward and leave the past behind!

Kim said...

That's an understatement! It's like a complete 180, for all three of us. :)