This weekend, I went to Starved Rock State Park to hike. I like to return every summer ever since and ex of mine showed me it. In 2009, he carved our names into a post on Eagle Cliff overlook, and I like to see if it’s still there. Turns out, it is and it’s just as clear as ever! Seeing it, I felt nostalgic and so incredibly happy about who I have become since I broke up with him, feeling totally comfortable doing everything on my own, being independent, and having experienced one of the greatest things in life: Love.
Yesterday, I came to the conclusions that I’ve spent this summer realizing how awesome I am to be around. Although I haven’t been as productive as I should have been, I have loved summer purely because I don’t feel guilty about not heading out and getting sloshed every weekend, and staying in watching a movie with myself (and my giant teddy bear) has been more than lovely. Everyone should feel this way about themselves.