Pretty crazy how it still feels like July when it's already October, huh? I don't remember it ever getting this hot before. I like the warm weather, but this is ridiculous. Oh well. It could be worse.
My birthday was a few weeks ago (the 18th) and it was pretty chill. It was a pretty normal day for me - went to work, hung out with my girlfriend, got a little surfing in, so I was excited. I've settled into a routine at work (both jobs). Christmas season is coming up for the Philharmonic so there's lots going on for that. If you're interested in a show, let me know. I'll hook you up with tickets. And at my other job, I was working with the teens the other day, and a girl who's got a pretty aggressive disease wanted me to play her a Taylor Swift song. She's lucky I have three sisters. She told me she loves to sing and that when (not if) she beats this thing she's going to try and become a singer. We pretty much had a jam session and I was glad that I was able to take her mind off of her troubles at least for an afternoon.
private I don't know what it is about being out here, but I feel more confident than I ever have. I'm talking more to people now, more easily. Is it because I'm home? Is it because I'm doing what I love, or that I have Ella with me, or all of the above? It's just weird how just a few years ago I was battling with panic disorder and now I can talk to patients effortlessly. (Or mostly effortlessly, anyway.) Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I don't have so much anxiety when it comes to social situations, but I can't fathom how much progress I've made in a few short months. Hopefully it stays this way.