I just want to say that the past week has been awesome, and I feel so much better than I have in a very long time. I'm happy and having fun, I'm smiling a lot, I'm friendlier, I'm more open. It's great! I feel like a new person, and I think part of it is just having someone tell me for the first time that I'm not actually damaged, and I don't have to be the person I have been or feel the way I have been feeling or do the things I have been doing. I've somehow internalized a lot of beliefs through my life that have done nothing but hold me back, and now that I can finally see that, I'm done with them.
Oh, and if all of this wasn't already good enough, I was at work when I took all these photos! I'm finally starting to appreciate how great my life is in so many ways instead of taking it for granted and always thinking it's never going to be good enough and the grass must be greener elsewhere and I need to run off and live on a sailboat if I ever want to be truly happy.