When you work as a therapist (oh, and on that note, I got an amazing job offer and very happily accepted!), there is a lot of documenting to do. Paperwork, notes, treatment plans, assessments, you name it. This, however, is a different - and equally important - kind of documentation.
This is the documentation of happy.
I had a hard time coming back from Seattle this week, let's just be honest. It was incredibly difficult to leave my family and friends (and especially those painfully cute nephews of mine) and I was not looking forward to being without a steady job (I still hang out with my little friend, thank goodness) and having to look for one. Then yesterday, there was a moment, a small moment, where I was perfectly happy. Simply and completely content. It was perfection and made me think about all the lovely, happy, perfect moments I've gotten to experience since my move to Las Vegas.
So, without further adieu, here is my documentation of the last few weeks of happy.
My girl, and chosen little sister, Kim and her boyfriend Andre came to visit a few weeks ago to celebrate her 25th birthday. As we always do when she comes to town, we had an amazing time. The Artisan. The Griffin. CityCenter. Ghostbar. The Playboy Club.
Then, the one and only, Autumn Vegas and I had to make a big damned deal out of going to see Sex and the City 2. (More on my thoughts about this next Tuesday. I'm bringing pop culture back to these neck of the woods after a little hiatus.)
There was fun - and a new dress - on a Saturday night at the Beauty Bar. Professional photo booth included.
A film festival party at the Palms. (Any party that involves me putting at least part of my body into a fabulous pool is my kind of party, fyi.)
Making new friends at the pool at the Artisan. (Maybe you've noticed, pools play a large role in my production of happy.)
First Fridays, and friends, downtown.
And last, but certainly not least, was a much needed (and loved) visit with my Gabby and her John.
There you have it. Little moments of joy captured on film. I have a feeling, there's a lot more to come. So, stay tuned.
Oh, and happy, happy weekend!