A Good Day

Let me tell you, I had a really fantastic day today. I think I might get the opportunity to do something really amazing and special that I never thought I’d get to do (I’m not speaking it into existence yet - for fear it won’t happen). And actually my great day came off of a great weekend. The kids and I had a fabulous time exploring the city, I spent way too much $$$ on art supplies and spent the weekend painting with the kids,  I got to catch up with old friends, do some surprise bday party planning for a dear friend, and spent Monday marching for mlk, AND Kamala Harris announced her candidacy! Um hello. And then this evening after spending time with my mom make-up shopping and working out - for some reason, as we sat decompressing in the steam room, I kept wanting to go to sad place. It was really strange.  And I couldn’t shake it.

And it want until just now, as I’m up late answering emails and trying to catch up on a few things that it hit me. I’ve just been waiting for something negative to happen. I had gotten so accustomed to negativity that several days of good vibes topped off with a really fantastic day just seemed.......odd. And I’m not saying that my weekend was perfect, there was some not so great sh*t thrown in their too - because, life - so so now I’m thinking ok, maybe I’m getting better at evolving, I just now need to improve my ability to accept happiness.  And in that acceptance understand that there will always be highs and lows, and maybe accepting and holding on tighter to the feeling from those  highs will give me the armor I need to battle through the lows. So, ok. Today I’m happy. Today was a good idea. And I feel okay saying that out loud and accepting it. 

Here’s some highlights from my last few days:

Mopop Seattle. This place is fantastic. Getting to see th intricate costumes of our favorite Marvel characters was pretty epic

Mopop Seattle. This place is fantastic. Getting to see th intricate costumes of our favorite Marvel characters was pretty epic

Seattle Center Play Area. After climbing up the rope ladder, Elle was too scared to slide down the “big slide,” but thanks to the coaxing of her brother Miles, they both made it down in one piece!

Seattle Center Play Area. After climbing up the rope ladder, Elle was too scared to slide down the “big slide,” but thanks to the coaxing of her brother Miles, they both made it down in one piece!

The kids and I spent too much time and money at my favorite art supply store on Capitol Hill, but it was worth it because we spent hours painting together the rest of the weekend

The kids and I spent too much time and money at my favorite art supply store on Capitol Hill, but it was worth it because we spent hours painting together the rest of the weekend

I went make-up shopping with my mom tonight and discovered the magic of Fenty. As a woman of color, it was amazing to find a line with so many shades and complexities! I’m obsessed

I went make-up shopping with my mom tonight and discovered the magic of Fenty. As a woman of color, it was amazing to find a line with so many shades and complexities! I’m obsessed

Crystal Ahmadi