I wish there were words to describe:
Having just the right amount of something. Not too much, not too less.
The terror in anticipation of a big fall when you’re riding a high. Too good to be true, often isn’t.
Having something happen to you that you thought “only happens in movies.” Ready to break into a song and dance, anyone?
Equally valid, polar opposite ways of thought and feeling. Delighted and distraught about moving abroad. That joke was both atrociously offensive and absolutely hilarious, all at once.
The joy of the last but one step. Relishing the hills and vales of the journey so far. Eagerly awaiting the fruits of the sweaty trek. One more class, one more day, and I’ll be done. This time tomorrow.
Garlanded by applause. You bag the prize every participant coveted. Every spectator’s eye on you.
Awkwardly being on the receiving end of a musical “Happy birthday to you..” Yikes. We’ve all been there.
Not knowing what to do after checking off a major goal. Hold on – I don’t have to prepare for this event anymore? Yaay! But, what do I do with all my time now?
Knowing you should stop but not being able to. One more song. One more minute on the internet. One last page before I turn off the lights. Oops, it’s morning.
Breaking into fits of laughter at the most inopportune times. Don’t give away the prank. Keep a straight face throughout your presentation. Please, not at a funeral.
Tripping and falling on flat surfaces. Every time.
Knowing something in your bones with no factual evidence to back it up. How can you be so sure? Because- I just know.
When “your day” comes around. All of a sudden, you’re the Scrabble king. Your bat solely secures sixes and fours. You’re psychic. Today, the wind’s on your side.
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