Hello and happy Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then probably you’ll find the title and thumbnail a bit familiar. Don’t worry, Throwback Thursday is still a thing, but I have decided that the last Thursday of every month is going to be Thankful Thursday.
Here’s the part where I give you some context. For a while now, I’ve had this notebook I titled “Things That Make Me Happy.” It has only a few empty pages now, so I don’t know how much longer it’s going to last me (don’t worry, I have backup). Anyway, I write in that notebook every single day at around 6 pm about something that made me happy. When I started, I didn’t have a defined number of things, so I’d just write whatever came to mind, then I settled on five things, and finally when I started working and being busy I reduced it to one thing.
Now what I want to do is share each month five random things that made me happy. I might provide some context if I remember that specific day or event. Today I’ll share with you five things that made me happy in March of 2017. And after that super long intro, let’s get started, shall we?
March 2nd, 2017
#337: New blogging projects.
Now, you’ll see that the style in which I write these happy things down will change with time. This is how I used to record the happy things at the beginning, by keeping track of the number and everything. Don’t get used to that. Now, regarding the event itself, by then I was already contemplating the idea of getting rid of my four unsuccessful Blogger blogs, and making them one WordPress blog, which has proven very successful so far. This isn’t when I made the blog and actually started posting, but it’s like the day before, when I was sure I was going to do it.
March 6th, 2017
#357: Leftover salad for lunch.
Yes, I remember this particular salad, in the same way that I remember almost everyone and everything in my life. I had recently started going to the nutritionist, and I was really committed to sticking to the eating plan she’d designed for me. If you’re interested to know about that, check out my Journey to Healthy Living series [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]. Anyway, I was at my best friend’s house on a Sunday and we ordered to this place that sells amazing pizza and fried mozzarella and cookies, but instead of ordering any of those, I went for a salad, and because my soul is weak, I couldn’t eat the whole thing, so I took it home, put it in the fridge, and ate it for lunch the following day. Do I think I was genuinely happy about eating leftover salad for lunch? No, but I think I was proud of myself for doing it.
March 14th, 2017
#397: Not having to wear a lab coat.
Over my years working at schools, I’ve had to wear lab coats twice. Here, I’m referring to my first job at a school, in which I had to wear this Heather gray lab coat that always looked dirty. The advantage was that it had huge pockets where I used to keep all sorts of things. It could even hold a small notebook! I only had to wear it on days when students actually came to have class, so on those other days when we had meetings and stuff, I was free and didn’t have to wear the always-dirty-looking coat.
March 17th, 2017
#413: Finding out this is a three-day weekend.
Has this happened to you? Going about your life thinking you have to go to work on a Monday and then finding out that said Monday is actually a holiday? Maybe it happens more often in Colombia because we have so many holidays, but let me tell you, I’m that person who always goes “see you on Monday,” and has to be reminded by someone that, oh no, Monday is actually a holiday. I find that even more exciting than already knowing that you have one more day off way in advance, don’t you?
March 27th, 2017
#464: Advancing tons in a book.
We don’t even need the context on this one because this could make anyone happy in basically every situation ever. I’m not a fast reader, and even though I love books, I take my time with them and read about one per week or so. On top of that, reading big books is sort of intimidating for me, so I guess on this particular day I was able to read many pages from a very big and scary book and I felt proud of myself for that. Who wouldn’t, really?
Those were five things that made me happy and that I wanted to share with you for this month’s Thankful Thursday. I would love to know one thing that has made you happy today, so if you’d like to share, you can do so in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila