Last night I had to drive a teenager to hockey practice for one of my nanny jobs. To escape the freezing ice box, and at his insistence, I opted to sit just out front. I sat on a rock to read, and as the light began to change and the temperatures cooled, I suddenly had an overwhelming appreciation for this tiny, tiny moment in my life. I was overcome with happiness at the anticipation of the cooler months and upcoming holidays: my favorite time of year. I felt like I could have lived in that moment forever (had my body not started to ache from the discomfort of sitting on said rock). It was a strange moment…and all too fleeting, as this morning I didn’t want to get out of bed and approach the day with gumption. I find myself in these funks (as I like to call them) all too often for my liking, but I have to remind myself of those tiny moments – those tiny moments that breathe life into me and make it all too clear that life is about those tiny moments. If we cannot appreciate them, we cannot fully live. And that’s what I want to do. Every day.

Similar to the 100happydays project, I am opting to take a photo a day for the month of October. I am not limited to only one photo; there is no theme or topic. I simply want to capture these tiny moments and record them for my memory. These photos are my most valued possessions.

More than the new year, the fall to me always seems like the beginning. Maybe it’s the school calendar year we’ve so grown accustomed to growing up, but this is the time of year where I feel that sense of renewal – that desire to make a better life along with the changing season. Won’t you join me?

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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