Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thoughts for a Wednesday
2 - I was driving today back from lunch and had this epiphany (I have a lot of epiphanies while driving) that I feel like I am finally growing up and becoming my own person, my own woman. I feel like I'm beginning to finally understand "who" I am and what I want. And I can't put this feeling into any concrete words other than just this general feeling of latent confidence. I read all these quotes from fashion designers or stylists or magazine writers that say that confidence is the sexiest part of a woman, or as Nina Garcia says, "Confidence is captivating, it is powerful, and it does not fade - and that is endlessly more interesting than beauty." I don't think I've ever understood what that means, to have confidence. But I'm beginning to think that it's an attitude that understands who you are and accepts and loves yourself for who you are. I can count on my hand the numbers of times that I've felt that way - most of them as a result of traveling somewhere by myself - but I'm beginning to feel this way in my everyday life. It feels good to begin to understand who you are.
4 - You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? I would like to coin a new saying, "It takes a village to take care of a single woman." Because without the generosity and love of my family and friends, I wonder how I would eat or exist and live the amazing, wonderful life I am blessed with. The only reason I can begin to have confidence in who I am is because of being loved by all the wonderful people who I am lucky to call family and friends.
5 - I hope everyone had a wonderful, blissful, and blessed Easter this past weekend! I was blessed to spend the entire day with my family (minus my sister who is living Down Under) and most of that day was spent outside on my parents' new screened in porch and patio that they added to the house right before winter came. This was the first weekend that we all got to sit out there and it was so lovely. My parents even got a fire pit and we got to toast marshmallows (or actually, as my mom and prefer them, marshmallow a flambeau) and sit around the fire pit enjoying each other's company and the beautiful night time sky. It was the perfect day and a memory that I will always treasure.
6 - WWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Yes, folks, I did indeed triumph and win my office's NCAA pool!!! After 5 1/2 years and coming close a few of those years, I finally won!! Unreal. It marks the second time in my life that I have won an NCAA pool and so awesome. The ironic thing is that I missed the entire tournament - I did not watch one single game, not even the championship game. Yes, seriously. Hey, what can I say - I'm a busy girl?
7 - And Hallelujah, Baseball is back!!!!!! A piece of my life that was missing is finally back. Long summer nights, dramatic games, every pitch meaning something, the entire pace of a game switching in a heartbeat - there is nothing more excitedly boring to watch than baseball. My goal is to make it to a Yankees game this year, as well as more than one Nationals game. I probably have a better chance of succeeding at making it to a Nats game than the Yanks, but who knows?