#51

I was in a CVS today, for the first time in a pretty long while. No mission of my own, I was accompanying Marc.

While walking through the aisles of so many perfectly pocket-sized items, I had this overwhelming urge to shove something into my pocket.

I am glad that I did not do that.

#50

Today, I was feeling a little bit overwhelmed, being back at work after so much slack time the last couple weeks, it was kinda rough. I’ve been in and out of the office, so some of my paperwork was astray (aka someone moved my cheese). On top of that, this time of month always has super urgent tasks, last minute move ins, etc.

But at some point, I had to remind myself that I can only do one thing at a time. As much as I’d love to perfectly handle everything the second it’s thrown at me, or pops in my head, that’s not reality, and cannot actually happen.

Once that thought sunk in, I instantly remembered why I love my job so much, in the first place. Most of what I’m doing can be simplified down to organization. Of course, it’s all more in depth than that, but organizing really is at the root of what I do. It’s my true passion. I enjoy it so much, I do it for fun around our apartment. I am so lucky to have a job where I get to flex these strengths without having to go through a hoarder’s hoard of garbage. Or try to sell myself as a freelance organizer… ha. Can you even imagine?

#49

I’m laying in bed at 1 AM, wide awake, as always. I text Marc about something random as hell, as always.

And it just hit me… how I can send him the most random, inane thoughts from my brain and he doesn’t think I’m a weirdo. I mean, sure, I am a weirdo, but it doesn’t matter to him.

How many people did I date, where I felt like I was being annoying or pestering, just because I wanted to share a random thought? Hell, not only people I’ve dated, any person in my life. I don’t feel that with him, I never did. That is the definition of “you just know”.

#47

Today, I am thankful for the lessons life constantly teaches me. The knowledge that kindness will always triumph over rudeness. And the confidence that I am great just the way I am.

Also, I bought a face steamer to treat myself like the Queen I am. And that was delivered today!

#46

Today was a day spent in jammy jams, with Sawyer often near by, ready for pets when I had a second.

I spent most of the morning, playing around in excel, resulting in a significant increase in effectiveness between two departments. Makes both our jobs easier in the long run. I had fun with the challenge today and look forward to using it in action. Very satisfying work day.

I also spent time chatting and chuckling away with my co-workers that I actually, truly, honestly, for real, no lie, enjoy talking to.

I know, I am as shocked about it as any of you might be. But here we are, in the midst of what one might call a “good fit”.

#45

Today, I want to acknowledge the tenants who have every right to be angry or upset, but decide to be kind instead. The tenants who acknowledge that landlords and property managers are humans too. We are all just doing the best we can.

#44

Our water heater is 20 something years old and is finally on the fritz.

But you know what? First of all, we rent, so it’s not my problem. Second of all, my wonderful husband is dealing with the landlord, so that’s also not my problem.

Even with it slowly dying, I was able to get a quick warm shower in last night. A new one is planned to be installed next week, I’m really excited for the water temperature to finally cooperate in our apartment.

#43

Today, I am thankful for feeling more optimistic than pessimistic and anxious. The pendulum swings pretty drastically sometimes. But right now, it’s on the upswing. I’ll appreciate it when I can get it.

#42

Today, I am thankful for our new toaster oven, which has allowed us to get rid of our microwave, toaster, and dehydrator. I love multi-functional things as much as I love minimizing clutter.

But more importantly, I love the pizza bagels and little garlic triscuit pizzas I just made.