Before you tell me, I know...

the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Now that we have that out of the way, let us proceed.

After going through a rocky path in life lately, I found myself complaining to a friend the other day. I ended my rant with:

I never should have left Scotland. 

I'll be honest, life back stateside probably isn't the bliss I thought it would be. When sitting in Scotland thinking about moving home when I didn't fully want to, I tried thinking of every positive thought out there I could. Really, I built up "moving home" in my head. But the reality is, how often is life always bliss? Every single day just pure bliss? Its not. That is just impossible.

The thing is though, when you (really, me) have something to compare your life to (say living in a totally different place) there are times the grass really does seem greener on the other side. And that other side, well it consumes your mind.  Anyway, after my friend talked some much needed sense into me, I remembered life really isn't that bad in California.

Today I was doing laundry. When standing in front of the washer starting my 4th load a huge smile erupted on my face. There is no freaking way I could have washed, dried and put away 4 loads of laundry in one day in Scotland. I used to dream of this day. And it made me happy.

So I guess, sometimes the grass you stand on really is greener.

1 comment:

  1. Awww, I'm sorry you're going through a rough time but happy to read you're able to overcome that and smile still.

    Lately, I've been really, really looking forward to my next move (down to Southern Cali in the fall). I'm having to remind myself to stop, breathe and appreciate the city/being near my dad and brother while I can.


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