things i love━

  • well written software
  • the adrenaline of kissing someone new
  • the physical satisfaction of hitting a new pr
  • the sensation of turning the pages of a well loved book
  • the first sip of a hot cup of tea
  • walking through fresh snow
  • hitting the 50% mark when reading a book
  • a long deep conversation opening up to someone you haven't before
  • clean sheets and towels
  • the first sleep in my own bed after a long trip away
  • falling asleep to the sound of rain pattering on the roof
  • the ephemeral giddiness of being drunk and happy
  • getting something right after many failed attempts
  • the sound of waves crashing on the beach
  • the physical exhaustion (in a good way) at the end of a long hike
  • driving at night with the windows down, blasting music
  • being complimented on something i'm proud of
  • the soreness after the first day back at the gym in a while
  • finding a cool new pint glass while visiting a new place
  • the clack of long nails on my keyboard and phone screen
  • wearing heels that make a sound
  • reading a book in front of a fireplace
  • the smell of fresh nail polish
  • watching snow fall from indoors at night and waking up to a fresh coating of snow on the ground
  • the feel of freshly shaved smooth legs
  • waking up in the morning next to the person you love and feeling safe and warm and loved
  • folding warm laundry in your lap
  • the sigh of relief after finishing an interview you've been stressed about
  • blasting music on the drive home with the windows down
  • finding the perfect item in the right size and color at a thrift store
  • the feel of cashmere against the skin
  • the boost of confidence from wearing well fitting comfortable clothes
  • when you change something about your appearance and someone notices and compliments you
  • when a restaurant meal is big enough for two meals
  • when a package comes earlier than expected
  • the gentle comedown post orgasm
  • the feeling of pride on completion of a cut or mass
  • when gym lighting hits you just right and you look super jacked
  • getting a whiff of your perfume throughout the day
  • reading a book on the lawn in the sun
  • the exuberance of trying something new and having fun while doing it
  • on a solo trip and beholden to nobody and nothing
  • holding hands with a partner walking down the street
  • the feeling when the wheels of a plane lift off the ground
  • snuggling somewhere cozy
  • having a conversation with someone from a completely different culture
  • camping under the stars
  • getting out of the shower to warm towels
  • the relief of signing an offer after a long job search
  • the wind whipping in my hair with the windows down
  • the smell of sunscreen and sweat at the beach
  • golden hour on the drive home
  • when your skin is really soft after moisturizing
  • clear skin after finding the holy grail of skincare products
  • the way new makeup makes you feel
  • the freedom of living in your own place
  • falling colorful leaves in autumn
  • the fresh smell of the air after rain
  • a beautiful sunset and perfect conditions after hunting for them at a specific photo location
  • solo road trips through the mountains
  • getting the perfect photo in camera and blowing it up on a screen and it's still perfect
  • finalizing an edit you love
  • a fire crackling in the fireplace
  • being wine drunk
  • trying a new perfume that smells fresh and clean
  • a clean git log that's clear and easy to follow
  • working through a coding problem and finally having the lightbulb moment
  • checking things off your todo list
  • walking out of the wax place feeling like a hairless cat
  • the first time having sex after a long time of not having it
  • sloppy drunk kisses when you can't get enough of the other person
  • morning yoga and cracking joints
  • fresh manicures
  • making it down a run without falling
  • skiing in fresh powder
  • being under budget in a category
  • finding a new fragrance that smells amazing
  • the freshly waxed feeling
  • the wind whistling in the trees before a storm
  • having a conversation with the people at the perfume counter at the mall and impressing them with your knowledge
  • having your hair washed at the salon
  • budgeting and seeing a bunch of green funded categories
  • finding the perfect find while thrifting
  • giving someone a genuine compliment and they're being surprised and flattered
  • snow that touches your tongue with cold
  • lying on your back in the snow with fresh flakes falling on your goggles
  • the physical exhaustion after a day of skiing
  • a hot tub or bath soak after skiing
  • ditching work and pretending adult responsibilities don't exist
  • talking to strangers at a bar
  • a fantasy audiobook on a snowy drive
  • spending time with a friend you haven't seen in a while
  • finally getting my code to compile and pass all tests after hours of work
  • cool crisp air on my face as a storm blows in
  • rainy days snuggled under a blanket
  • wind whipping my hair skiing down the mountain
  • self satisfaction from pushing myself out of my comfort zone
  • when someone pays you a genuine compliment that shows they were paying attention to the things you do and say over time
  • having a big savings buffer in case of emergency
  • the feel of typing on a custom keyboard
  • meeting new people
  • the turning of the seasons
  • feeling heard and listened to
  • birds chirping in the trees and the sun is shining on my face
  • the pure unadulterated joy of feeling truly and deeply alive in a moment
  • first dates
  • the slow build up of sexual tension with a new partner
  • reading a good book and getting so engrossed in it i forget my surroundings
  • a clean run of the pipeline with all unit tests passing and a clean lint check
  • the smell of sunscreen and sand at the beach
  • daydrunk on the beach
  • deep conversation while tipsy with a friend
  • confident people with a strong sense of self
  • swimming in the warm ocean
  • clothes that make me feel good about myself
  • the smell of old books
  • a great jacket that fits just right
  • fancy cocktails
  • tree lined streets
  • meeting strangers in bars and getting a glimpse into their life
  • a well turned phrase
  • the sheer joy of completing several well executed turns in a dance
  • smirks across a crowded room
  • "i heard this song and thought of you"
  • the sides of legs touching in the back seat
  • "i saved you a seat"
  • comfortable silences
  • falling asleep together on the couch
  • inside jokes
  • perfect fitting ski boots
  • kayaking on a lake with a gentle breeze blowing across the water
  • brunch with friends and everyone tries everyone else's food
  • farmer's markets
  • finding a new song to overplay to death
  • hikes that are challenging but within your experience level
  • introducing old friends to new friends
  • doing errands with friends
  • the feeling of climbing a new grade for the first time
feb 15 2021 ∞
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