One mantra of mine is to do one thing every day that makes me happy. I’ve been on and off with this attitude for years, but this past year made me realize that I need to focus on myself a bit more. I’m super busy, and sometimes my happy moments are the half hour workouts I can get in. Or maybe they’re getting to bed before 12. However small, however seemingly insignificant, these little moments of happiness belong to me. They’re the one thing I do for myself.
These are my seven moments from the past week.
- Seeing Les Misérables on Broadway. This was my 18th birthday present, and it was electrifying. The music and the harmonies were unbelievable and the set was outstanding. From the opening to “One Day More” to the barricade to the finale, every minute was amazing. They forgot nothing and i’m surprised I didn’t cry. (This show is on my list of tear-jerkers).
- Making it through doubles week. Every 3rd week, I do two workouts instead of one. Easy peasy, usually. This week I was sick to the point where I couldn’t breathe (thanks s’much, sinuses), I have a blister on my heel the size of my eye, and I burned my left palm, making it hard to hold weights. Nevertheless, I made it through.
- Touching my toes. Probably the dumbest thing to celebrate, but I don’t care. I’ve never been able to touch them before and after stretching almost every day since April, I have accomplished the ability to touch them at any angle.
- Activating my club. After a month of finding advisors, working with a budget, planning meetings, and recruiting members, I finally was able to activate my nutrition-based cooking club at school.
- Getting the email about the drama at school. I’ve been uninvolved in theatre for nearly five months, and that is five months too many. It’s going to feel really good to stretch my legs a bit and get back on the stage. Plus, the show is about the IRA, and I had to imitate an Irish brogue for a class my junior year, so i’ve got this in the bag (My brogue is actually tragic, so this should be fun).
- Starting a tutoring job. Every year for the past three years, i’ve tutored about 4-5 kids for the school year. Some for volunteering, some for money. It’s always kept me busy and helped me learn to communicate with people in different ways. I love the look on a kid’s face when he finally just gets it, especially in math. I only have one this year so far, but that’s enough for now.
- Double fisting Doctor Who. I was supposed to watch the season premiere last week, but decided last minute to see The Scorch Trials with my dad (which is like, twelve moments of happiness in itself). So last night, my parents and I made dinner and sat in front of the TV for two hours to watch last week’s and this week’s episodes. It seems like Clara’s going to have a much bigger role for her finale season, and I want to know what Missy’s story is before she goes and kills someone else.