At this moment, I am sitting in my gorgeous hotel room in a new city while the love of my life and his band prepare to play downstairs.
Soon, I'll go downstairs and dance while they play my favorite songs in the world, and afterwards, I'll race back upstairs to sink into our bed and his arms. And even though I'll have spent the whole night watching and adoring him, he will make me feel like I am the amazing one.
I am aware -- and appreciative -- of the fact that I am present in a rare window of time. Right now, everything is perfect. I love my boyfriend, and he loves me too. I love my family, and best of all, they are healthy and happy. I have the cutest dog and cat in the world, the sweetest and funniest friends, a nice place to live, a brand new car, and a job that pays me well to write for non-profits.
It's as though every box is checked off.
"Are you happy right now?"
I've been through just enough to understand how how rare and fleeting these moments are.
And I am so grateful to be right here, right now. For however long this lasts, I will be forever grateful.