It’s been a rough two months for me, but I’ve been reminded how awesome my friends and family are. In no particular order, here are 10 reasons why:
1.A text conversation. Friend: Oh, no! I forgot to check in with you today. I am so sorry! Me: No worries. I’d have called you if I was miserable. Friend: Good! You better!
2. My niece sang me “Happy Birthday” twice. My birthday was in April.
3.A friend brought her newborn over for lunch and let me hold him the whole time while she served up lunch.
4.More friends than I can count shared their own personal stories & struggles.
5.My parents and brother flew to Seattle on short notice, moved me without one complaint – even when we all had to sleep on the floor because I had no bed.
6.When I mentioned needing a distraction to a friend, she started grabbing books off her shelf for me.
7.My sister takes my calls at any hour of the day. Even if she has to say, “give me 10 minutes & I’ll call you back.” She also just starts telling me stores to cheer me up when I need it.
8.My co-workers have been so cool about me taking a minute when I need it, or working from home when I don’t feel like going in.
9.My friends have been so patient when I monopolize the conversation.
10.Several friends, but one in particular, has been awesome with the pep talks. She never fails to tell me I’m strong, or beautiful or talented, or whatever I need at that moment.
I hope you all have as much support in your lives as I have.
I’m a journalist, content strategist, doting auntie, amateur bobsledder, fitness enthusiast, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.