gratitude journaling has become a part of my life, and i am very grateful for it! i notice when a few days have passed without taking the time for it and i feel compelled to make the time for it. i look forward to recognizing and appreciating the lovely little and big things in my life that bring me happiness and growth. in fact, i think this practice was a significant reason this past winter was my least depressive winter in over a decade.
i don’t think i need to post my gratitude journal here anymore. the accountability i felt to this public forum was really helpful in forming the habit, but i think now i can continue on my own.
i also learned here that i journal much better on computer than on paper. it’s just the way that i run, i guess. so i started a private online journal on penzu. i love it there so far. it’s designed to be completely private and comes with most of the benefits of online chronicling. i wish it had more customizing features, but it seems to be still developing so maybe all my wishes for it will come true in time. it more than suits my needs for the purpose of journaling. i also debated signing up for “yo journal.” that one seemed pretty cool too but it had even less customization.
thanks to all who cheered this goal and its entries! i highly recommend the practice!
r.c. said i can borrow her window a.c. unit since her house has central air this summer. sooooo grateful!
wu’s been really irritated with me since i took her all sad and sick to the vet a few days ago, and now i dare to shove pills down her throat, but earlier tonight she deigned to sit next to me on the couch and let me pet her a little. maybe she’s starting to forgive me. maybe. i need to get those pill pocket treats. then maybe she’ll really start forgiving.
the person i noticed immediately upon walking into a bar tonight ended up hitting on me a little. i love it when the person you find attractive in the room actually thinks you’re attractive too. it gave me a much needed boost in self-esteem and general sanity. life has been feeling irritatingly oppressive and lonely lately. it was nice to flirt a little and feel like a human again for a spell. there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
the salon offered me an art show! so excited!
it’s going to cool down a little for the next few days. just enough time for me to get that ac unit i hope!
mom called. she’s nice.
wu’s eating again.
i had enough to cover the vet bill.
i can create my life.
i really think i’m getting over bp.
e.c.’s pep talk.
my room is mostly clean.
i feel more hopeful than i did this morning.
johnny cash. what a phenomenal man.
some girl on the street stood up for me when a car honked at me while on my bike. she screamed, “you don’t honk at bikers!” it was great. what a nice girl.
wu hung out on my lap a little tonight.
bex is so funny.
three submissions to the blog this weekend. awesome.
a photo from london.
re-watching buffy – what a great show. seriously.
i took some time out to go dancing last night.
a new friend.
fresh grapefruit juice.
the closing dinner of the fam law group i joined – good food, nice to be around smart lawyers and judges who care about their profession. we played a family law quiz game and some of the judges cracked the best jokes. i am going to be very happy in my career.
the other graduating law students who did the group with me were really nice. there are a lot of good people in this world.
my hair looked really good before i left the house today. it rained all day so the good didn’t last. but it made me happy this morning regardless.
we got our first outside submission for the blog! from a total stranger!
organic carrots 5lbs for 5 bucks!
i asked a speaker a couple of questions at a bar association meeting and one of the associates at my firm was impressed with me and gave me a fist bump for it later.
i got a lot of positive feedback on the blog today and our number of hits today was twice our best day last week. it’s encouraging, and we have a lot of vision for it.
m.p. – cool person, fun coworker, we’ll be good friends for certain.
some recently licensed attorneys made me feel better about the bar exam: just do the review program, practice, practice, practice, and it will be fine.
m.m. – sent me an email out of the blue asking for a drink date. he’s really smart and reminds me of a chubby and happily evil cat. i’m so glad we’re friends.
blue felt pens.
my new z-star manual juicer.
m.e. called. she’s an incredible human. i’m grateful to be in her inner circle.
i’m working on a project with g.o.
i was digging through my collection of clothes i need to alter or get rid of and i found a nice brown linen blazer i completely forgot existed. i guess i thought it needed something fixed on it, but i tried it on and it looked great. maybe it just needed the right inspiration. tonight, it was exactly what my outfit needed.
i love clothes. i love putting together outfits. i love putting together a look. i love my ever-evolving style. i love that i have a style that is very much my own.
sartorial blogs. i appreciate that others appreciate clothes and style and that they share the eye candy on the interwebs.
speaking of style blogs and great dressers, my friend who happens to be both a great dresser and blogger is one of esquire’s top 25 best dressed real men: http://esquirebdrm.com/profiles/5935 vote for him! (he’s called me a great dresser before, btw – a huge compliment coming from him and i am very grateful for it!)
i feel strong.