Tired, but lucky

If you were to ask me how I’m feeling these days, and I told the truth, I would tell you that I’m tired.

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It’s late.

There’s a heaviness in my chest where my heart should be, like it’s been replaced with a stone. It hurts to breathe, to think, to exist. I’m physically exhausted, but my brain never gets tired. There’s always something new to worry about, some fresh anxiety to keep me awake late into the night.

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Cautious optimism

In less than 48 hours, I’ll be back in my home state of Michigan, for what could (if we’re being generous) be called a “long weekend”. My dear husband got himself invited to a conference and I’ll be splitting a few days between my parents. I wish it was more time, so I could see all of the people I love who are spread out across the state, but at least I’ll get to see my parents.

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Up in the air

Today we took advantage of the nice weather and went into DC. While the cherry blossoms aren’t at peak bloom yet thanks to cold weather (it snowed less than two weeks ago!), they were still pretty impressive. We also managed to time our visit to coincide with the Blossom Kite Festival. Despite my husband’s claim that kite enthusiasts are “nerds” (ahem), I think we both had a good time.

I took a ton of pictures:

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