Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July holiday! Too bad it falls on a Wednesday this year, right in the middle of the week- but nonetheless, it's a day off work and nice that it breaks up the week... it would be nice to have Wednesdays off every week!

Well, one year ago, I was in Peru on the Salkantay Trek headed to Macchu Pichu. I can't believe its been a year since I did the big trip to South America and almost two years ago since Hurricane Katrina hit. Time really has flown by and my life has just changed so drastically since all of that happened. As I look back on everything, I really can't complain about where I am in my life, where I live-- about anything really. Everyday, I am meeting more and more people and I am feeling more at home here in California. It was such a big transition for me to move here, as many of you know, and thats not to say that the transition is over. It's still happening but getting easier-- thanks to all of you (you know who you are) who are there for me every day and listening to me jibber jabber about my life, etc.. If it wasn't for all of you- I don't know how I would handle things and where I would be today. I hope that all my friends and family know how important you are to me in my life right now and how much I need you all.

I reflected on that a lot today as I woke up and did a really long run and weights after. I needed that after the day I had today! Thanks to Joey (as always) for hosting a great bbq and I loved the guitar jam session! I really need to learn more songs on the guitar so I can hang with you and Ben! We ate a ton of food and I don't think I could eat another sugar cookie for a long time! I hope that everyone had a happy and safe 4th! Love you guys, Riza