March is finally almost over, and I, for one, could not be happier. My primary sentiment lately has been, “Eff this month,” so I’m thrilled to turn the calendar tomorrow. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, March. Or do. SEE IF I CARE.
But even though this month has been a challenge, to say the least, for nearly every bad thing that happened, I had something good happen to counter it. So, in the spirit of positivity and gratitude (and because Katie once again organized a Take Time Tuesday), I bring you Take Time Tuesday: Feelin’ Lucky.
– Despite the less-than-awesome events of this past month, I’ve actually had a shocking streak of luck. Things started at the beginning of March when I won the RedEye’s last Free Things February giveaway and walked away with $20 in Curb credits (Curb, for those of you unaware, is an app that allows you to hail and pay for a cab through the app. Kind of like Uber, but exclusively with cab companies, and with no surprise surge fees, obviously, since they’re regular cabs.). My luck continued with winning three boxes of Kodiak Cakes mix from Erica, and THEN winning an INBar sampler pack from Erica as well. I can’t even begin to count how many of her giveaways I’ve entered and never won, so to win two in one month was shocking, to say the least! And on top of all of that, over St. Patrick’s Day, Curb emailed users with a code they could enter to get either $5, $10, or $15 in credits on their account. I entered the code in my app and was quite surprised to find a $15 credit added to my account. I used those credits to get myself home after the whole fainting incident at the doctor. I’m very grateful for all of those things!
– I’m grateful for my friends, old and new, who have absolutely knocked it out of the park in the being-there-for-me-when-I-most-needed-them department this month. In January and February combined, I spent time with my friends a grand total of three times. In March, I spent time with my friends on nine different occasions, from birthday parties with church friends to long runs with my CARA friends to dinner with college friends to Velvet Taco with blog friends and so much more. I have to give a special shoutout to my best friend in particular, who showed time and time and time again why we’re best friends and who has appeared more times in my Lent gratitude journal than…anything or anyone. Having someone who just gets you and can make you laugh even when you’re heartbroken over loss or raging mad over cranky shins is possibly the best feeling in the world. Love love love.
– I’m grateful for my family. We always do our own little March Madness pool, which means I’ve been in touch with all of them more this month than usual (though I have very little to say at this point, now that my national champion Gonzaga lost on Sunday. SIGH.). My mom, dad, and brother also came to Chicago two weekends ago, and I got to spend a lot of time with them on Friday night and Saturday. Giordano’s was involved.
Related: I am grateful for Giordano’s. You can all keep your Lou Malnati’s and Gino’s — Giordano’s will always be my favorite Chicago style pizza.
My dad and brother also helped me with a bunch of domestic duties I couldn’t do on my own, like opening my stuck jar of coconut oil and changing a burnt out lightbulb I couldn’t reach, and I really appreciated that 🙂
– I’m grateful for all of you! I feel like things have been way, way heavier than normal around here lately, and I really appreciate the support…and that I didn’t scare anyone away with all of my real talk posts. So thanks 🙂
What are you grateful for this month?