(picture taken by me of this awesome calendar)
Yeah. I TOTALLY know what you are thinking. Ohhhh, now that she’s got a new job and NOW she believes in miracles, what a whore.
Okay, maybe not the ‘whore’ bit.
I’ve been thinking lately about how I need to work on recognizing happiness. I’m always good at knowing when I WAS happy, but I often forget to appreciate the moment I AM happy. It’s one of those things- you don’t realize how good it is until it’s over (there’s a country song in there somewhere). I tend to be extremely happy, then fall into a funk where I stop showering and whine “why didn’t I just see how happy I was? How good things were? Someone pass me some beers, it’s time to shotgun some happiness into my soul immediately!“. You see why I need to work on this.
So here it is: I’m currently a happy girl. Not only do I have a teaching job for this year, I have amazing friends who send great congratulation cards in the mail as surprises (complete with gift certificates to the teaching store), or who go for lunch with me and listen to me talk excitedly about bulletin boards (and surprise me with the above mentioned calendar and the world’s coolest post-it notes), friends who listen to me talk about curriculum and seating charts. Friends and family who text and call and email from all over to say “congratulations!” and who are just as excited as I am for this new school year.
August is also my birthday month- with my birthday celebration occurring this Saturday. And this birthday celebration won’t just be an ordinary ‘hey, here’s your cake, let’s sing that song and blow out your candles‘ sort of birthday. Oh no, friends. This birthday party will involve a roadtrip, Taylor Swift/Soul Decision sing-a-longs, board games, dancing, tequila shots and me continually marveling how darn blessed I am (that last bit sounds a bit sounds like another country song in the works).
Annnnnnd I’ve also opened one birthday present (shh! it was allowed, I promise) and it was the most perfect gift ever. I fear this post is making me sound really materialistic, discussing all the things I’ve received but really it’s the idea that people know me so well that they know what would be a good gift that truly is what makes me clap-happy. The icing on this birthday gift? It came from a charming man. (Ohhhh don’t you love the vagueness?)
I’ve also been rocking some pretty stellar hair days (though I’m in search of a new great conditioner, suggestions?), I uncovered my favourite silver shoes and found out I get to teach grade three art this year, along with teaching grade four language arts and math. Oh and THIS? Is absolutely, 100% brilliant and I’m so glad I know genius and lovely girls like her. In fact, I adore her so much, I would *give her Josh Lyman if she asked. YOU SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE HER NOW?
Life is good.
Tell me, what is making you happy lately?
*Because yes, Josh is mine to give. Don’t ask questions, let’s just roll with this.