I’m feeling a bit repetitive lately.
I’m grateful for the chance to write again, to have the time freedom to devote energy to blogging and this universe. I’d like to take that a step further, and get back to those posts I’ve missed so much. Posting all the great #GirlsRocks interviews I’ve had lately is one.
But I miss the Go Ask Daddy posts, too.
The girls ask fewer questions these days, but we have a ton in reserve. I learn a lot doing those posts. And the mindful Monday posts I hate to call Mindful Monday posts, also. There’s a lot going on in my noggin and I love hearing what you have to say about it, too.
So I’m grateful for the chance to be here more – I need now to do something good with it.
I’ll start with some #GratitudeAndShit. Seems like a good place. Apologies if there are repeated themes here, especially with my new job and affinity for riding the bus to it. It’s where a happier path in my life has started – and I’m ready to get on down the road.
I am grateful for …
1-A window seat on the bus. I just learned it’s a better spot percentage-wise to avoid germs. But that’s not the main reason. In a window seat, I can get some work done, write ahead for my blog (The #AtoZChallenge is coming up!), contemplate or snooze.
2-The show Crazy Ex Girlfriend. I mentioned this in my Currently post. Rachel Bloom is a complex person in my life right now. She’s the main character and creator of this show. It’s rich and it’s boorish and hilarious and some of the grossest humor ever.
3-Life’s discomforts to keep testing me. They’re too many to name here, some like a pebble in my shoe, others like a boulder on my foot. But feeling at a great plateau is good only for a while. Give me a climb to get there and I’ll show you momentum.
4-Valerie for keeping me trained. I love a blank Google doc (or detailed spreadsheet with character counts and specifics). That’s my element. Where to put everything and send everything and account for things isn’t my strong suit. Thanks, Valerie.
5-The moment someone shows kindness. I’ve come to treat kindness as a currency that only I have. That’s not to be haughty; it’s simply a better approach than expecting it anywhere. So when someone acts that way? It’s kinda cool.
6-Having a bus pass. It’s a pain to buy passes and find out you still need to pay 80 cents because you’re on an Express bus. But I feel for those getting on who don’t know how to buy one or don’t have the money. I love that the driver often lets them ride anyway.
7-Reception at Logan Family Practice. I’ve shown up late for appointments. Once, I turned up a day early. These women take good care of me, and I think they’re a little bemused that I look Hispanic but can speak only English in there.
8-Memories of tables at Casa Grande. A $5.95 Speedy Gonzales combo with co-workers who helped keep me sane at the last job. I’m in the hustle and bustle of uptown now, but my heart (or at least my stomach) is in Concord – or at least my favorite Mexican joint.
9-My ability to face fears. It’s not an option, really, and it’s not a trait exclusive to me. But I’m grateful to have it. Some fears are internal and like a rival that you have to face every day. On the road. But to have a fighting chance? That’s all I ask.
10-Times I pick my own ass up. We all must. See No. 9. But it’s in the doing that I prove to myself that I can. It can be minor setbacks, an unkind word directed your way. It can be life-changing impediments. I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again.
What about you? What are you grateful for this week?