I want to contemplate this. What is the best moment of my life, so far? I think there are too many to count. I don't know. This has stayed with me since I saw it on social media. I read some of the comments and saw that most people attributed it to the birth of a child. For me, this isn't applicable. Definitely it would be food, travel or wine inspired.
Or perhaps when I realized where home was. I was sitting in a yoga studio attending a class on visualization. The instructor talked us through a meditation. He was not the most gifted speaker and I struggled to completely lose myself in the experience. I remember that vividly. However, looking back, I experienced that moment of tranquility when I realized that I was the most happy in Denver. I had drawn my visualization with a table. On the table was a cake, candles, wine (obviously) and being surrounded by friends. We were on top of a mountain and the sun was shining bright. I remember thinking...that is Denver. Denver is home.
I took the steps to return home. It hasn't been all unicorns and rainbows. But, I have been diligent and determined to create a life here. It is coming together and I am happy. Ecstatic.
Another truly inspiring moment in my life--meeting Brian. Working For Catering Company. Four words. Perfect. And led me to meeting my soul mate. A partner. Love. Yes, that would be the truer moment. Meeting Brian from randomly working for a catering company. That company is no longer in existence but created lifetime friendships. My chiropractor, for example, is a direct result from that company. Where I dined last night and experienced an amazing meal is a result of working at the catering company. Brian, though, was the best part of my life. He brought this part of me out that I had not yet experienced. The desire to better myself. To travel, experience life, love. Yes, working there began that thread which has led me to now. Returning home and creating a life.
I left to forget some of that grief. It overwhelmed me for awhile. I am great at distracting myself from things I don't want to confront. Instead of dealing with it, I run. Be it travel, work, helping others....I find a way to avoid whatever the loss or grief is.
Another moment--drinking wine from 1976. A French burgundy. I was in Las Vegas celebrating a friends wedding when I went to dinner with friends. A close friend chose this bottle to celebrate me. It was his way of celebrating our friendship and in front of other people. The meal that followed was incredible too. I will forever love Michael mina and his expertise from that meal.
I could go on and on. I have a lot of moments that have inspired me to stay the course or alter my livelihood. I guess that is what I will continue to contemplate.
Today I will be productive and maybe even create another best moment of my life.....