Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Fav - Finding that Spark

Happy Friday!

This week is almost over, woohoo! It was a tough one having a break mid-week, but it was still a great one - except for Monday and Tuesday. Remember that homesickness bug I sometimes write about and throw myself a pity party for? It crept back up on me. When people compare life to a roller-coaster (I'm that person), homesickness is like the uphill part of the ride. Trying to figure out when things will pick up ... it's that waiting game wishing for the good. 

So this week, while wishing I was back on the (north)west coast, riding my bike on the Greenbelt, enjoying my favorite breakfast courtesy of Big City, and trekking through Boise's foothills, I started to cry. I took out my sadness on Mike, told him our B-more contract needed to be reviewed, and thought about the rest of my life. Ha! Of course Monday and Tuesday passed and I was a happy camper come Wednesday. 

What happened that quickly changed things and kicked this h-bug to the curb? A little spark of hope. I'm hopeful that the rest of my life is a long one. I'm hopeful that B-more isn't "home" forever. I'm hopeful that Mike and I can pack up our bags (and hopefully Nugget) one day and test out the waters of another city, or 10. I'm hopeful that my family somehow ends up in the same city one day. I'm hopeful that whatever comes my way, I've got what it takes to make the best out of it. And ... I'm oh so hopeful that this little spark follows me along the way. 

I have so much to be thankful for and even when the days get tough or that homesickness bug creeps up on me, I've got to remember in order to know the good, you've got to experience the bad. 

Today's Friday Fav is all about Finding that Spark! Whether it's a spark of hope, gratitude, determination, the list goes on ... I hope you've got it tucked away in your pocket for a rainy day.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Thank you for this! I've been feeling the exact same way this week. Hope you have a great weekend! xx

    1. You're welcome! It's tough being so far away. Girl, we still need to plan our east coast meet-up!

  2. i absolutely LOVED this post!! and that picture. thanks for writing this lady!