Life’s Little Lessons

Anna’s back again, with Life’s Little Lessons for this month! Check out last month’s edition here, and follow the lovely Anna on Twitter here. Read on and enjoy! x

I can’t explain where or when this adoration for the night sky and everything beyond it started, nor do I think I could ever find the words to properly do it justice. It’s always been this way and most likely always will be. The best part though, is the older I get, the more entranced I am by all of it. I’ve gotten older and begun to understand a minimal fraction of the things that space holds but no matter what I seem to understand, I always end up amazed.

There have been plenty of nights where I should be sleeping and instead find myself outside, lying in the road with my eyes to the sky. That’s all it takes-those silent nights where the world and the sky are all mine-to make me happy. I can’t help it, I really can’t, and I’ll probably have the worst neck one day, but no matter where I am or what I’m doing, my eyes are always looking up.

The other night NASA launched a rocket going to the moon and thanks to the clear skies, the whole east coast of America could stand outside and watch the launch. I bundled up and sat watching the feed for an hour, waiting until it was time to go outside, and when the clock ticked down to 11:35, I ran out to prepare myself. Standing there in the cold, wrapped in a blanket, my laptop the only light and the countdown from the feed the only sound, I held my breath and looked up.

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Life’s Little Lessons

Damn, the title of this post is a lovely alliteration. Today is super exciting, because it’s the first post in a new monthly column from my dear friend Anna! You may remember her from last year’s guest post series, and now we’re lucky enough to be hearing from her every month! For now, the column is called Life’s Little Lessons (mainly because Anna dislikes One Direction and wanted to avoid referencing their song ‘Little Things’) and today it’s all about the importance of friends and how you can find them in the most unexpected of places. If you’d like to, follow her on Twitter here. Otherwise, read on! 

Little things (n.) the overlooked but never insignificant promises of each day.

When Kara approached me about a monthly column, my first reaction was to freak out (just a little) about what to write about. While my last posts were important to me  I wanted to focus on something that everyone’s familiar with. Over the next couple of months, I’ll be writing about little things in life that have inspired me to be the person that I am, in hopes that maybe, just maybe, you’ll be inspired by the same things, or even your own things, so that each and every day you can appreciate your own little things.

Anyone will tell you that they wouldn’t be who they are today without the support system they have around them. Our families and our friends offer the guidance and relief that we so desperately need at times. While our families are the people that we’re born having, part of growing up is picking friends that will help you become a better person. And so this month’s little thing is an Internet friend. At one point or another, almost every person who matters to you as you read this now was a stranger and yet, you probably can’t imagine life without them, can you?

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