By Susan Mathieson
In a week I am approaching my two month anniversary with being back home in the Philadelphia area. I knew that moving home was the right decision, but what I didn’t realize was how right. Over the last two months I have been flooded with the smallest things that reaffirm how amazing life is when you’re surrounded by friends and family.
Since my time home I have seen my parents multiple times, which was a luxury saved for once or twice a year when I lived down south. I spent Memorial Day at a cookout with my extended family rather than at my apartment’s pool. Instead of a happy birthday phone call, I got to spend the day with my sister on the beach celebrating her birthday. And best of all, I get to stand next to my best friend as she marries the man of her dreams tomorrow!
I’ve come to realize that it’s the smallest things that make life so worthwhile. I loved everything about my previous job and the city I lived in, but the last two months have been so incredible because of the small things I didn’t even know that I missed. The simplest pleasures have changed my daily outlook and I now I look forward to hanging out with my family pup every night, making s’mores with my parents and playing the guinea pig for my best friend as she grows her photography portfolio.
Be sure to find the small pleasures in your life, they are what make life worth living!