Have you every heard music that opens your heart? Melodies that go straight to your core or tunes that leave tears running down your face?
There is only one musician that opens my heart and makes me cry and his name is Ludovico Einaudi. Sunday was my 33rd birthday and I closed off a spectacular day at the Alberta Rose Theater listening to Ludovico play live.
Before heading to theater, I sat on my tiny font porch, soaking up the warm sun and chatting with my neighbor, brother in-law, and Logan. I savored every moment and my thoughts kept turning to gratitude. When my mom called to wish me a happy birthday I told her, “It’s been two weeks since we moved into the tiny house. I can’t believe it. I’m so grateful to have a home, Logan, and family. I am incredibly lucky and can’t believe life is so good.”
I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday and throughout Ludovico’s performance I had tears in my eyes. His performance was stunning, sincere, honest, and I was grateful to be there.
My thirties have been thrilling, in part because I’ve finally gotten my act together. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m on a path that has led me to happiness and incredible opportunities. I’m no longer turning toward stuff to make me happy. Instead I’m engaging in the world by spending time with people I love and partaking in fulfilling experiences that leave me with enough energy to give back.
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- Take a look at my favorite photos from the weekend.
While we drank beer, Elaina hung out on the porch. We weren’t the only one’s enjoying the pumpkins and the sun.
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