Before Young People in Love, I had a small personal blog called Blackbird Fly.
I started that blog right after I got divorced and closed it when Chas and I got married.
Sometimes I peruse Blackbird Fly.
The accounts of my time in Oregon, adventures in grad school, and being single again feel surreal. I'm glad it happened and I'm also glad it's all in the past.
Today I was wondering what my life was like at exactly this time, mid-August, two years ago.
I looked through the old blog's archives and was reminded how two Augusts ago, I was celebrating having survived the first year post-separation from my ex-husband. I had made a list of things I wanted to be sure to do for myself that month.
The list looked something like this:
*Eat tiramisu + any other treats
*See either 500 Days of Summer or Paper Heart
*But myself some white daisies
*Play with a puppy
*Dance around my room to Kanye West's Stronger
*Go on an adventure of some sorts
*Try something new
*Paint a painting
*Go to the temple every week
And then I found this post:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Except, as it ended up, I didn't have to buy them for myself.
A certain boy surprised me with them yesterday, adding how convenient it is that I live above a flower shop.
That same day, Chas told me I was the first (and only) girl he'd bought flowers for.
Two years later, that makes me just as happy.
You should also know that everything on that list happened.
And then some.