I have been a little neglectful on my updates lately! My days have been rather full and by the time I sit down to write, exhaustion takes over and I never finish. My heart is full and overflowing with happiness. Even my dad mentioned a few days ago that he hasn’t seen me this happy in a long time. I have another post I am drafting up soon on this topic and how it relates to bipolar. Stay tuned for that in the next week or so. For now let’s revisit some of the past few days! I spent time with my family in Virginia beach. The sunrises over the ocean were breathtaking and the sound of the crashing waves never gets old. I loved every minute on the beach and I can honestly say I felt comfortable and confident. The sushi I devoured for dinner one night was delicious! This time was very special to me because it is the first time in a long time where I enjoyed myself regardless of the mood around me. Most of the time I am so focused on making other people happy or worried about how others perceive me that I get miserable. This time I was mindful and was only focused on making the time enjoyable for myself. I was able to let the negative just wash over me and not influence my thoughts. It was very different than past experiences. I wrapped up my vacation in Virginia and now I find myself with more family in Oklahoma. It is a nice relaxing time after the go go go of the past week. It is a nice little breather before I go back home and gear up for grad school! So much is happening quickly but I am blessed for all my opportunities and I am even more blessed that I am capable of going into this season of life better equipped to handle my emotions and recovery. I hope to share my journey along the way of how I am keeping up with recovery and health during the more busier times when it is easy to fall into old habits. For now enjoy some photos of my vacation!