Good thing number one Finally getting our vaccination appointments booked because hope is such a welcome feeling right now. Good thing number two Mid-workday walks in the sunshine because it’s a good reminder (especially during stressful days) that there’s a whole world — literally and figuratively — outside of my job. Good thing number three
Good thing number one Successfully completing three big presentations for work because I appreciated being able to celebrate a few wins during a time when I feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water. Good thing number two Celebrating four years of knowing my love because he’s truly my favorite. Good thing number three
Good thing number one Taking the steps to find a therapist/coach because asking for help is something we should all be able to do. Good thing number two Many opportunities to connect with friends and family because I miss them all so much. Good thing number three Getting a haircut after more than a year
Good thing number one Making time for self to rest and recharge because you can’t survive on an empty tank. Good thing number two Milestones because they remind you how far you’ve come. Good thing number three Fresh french fries and coffee enjoyed in the sunshine because they’re signs of a slow (and cautious) re-emergence.
Good thing number one A day away in Santa Cruz to explore and spend (distanced) time with family because I’m craving activities and connection. Good thing number two Simple joys of everyday life, such as reading a good book or trying out a new recipe, because these moments are what get us through the days.
Good thing number one Completing my first 90-minute ride because it was a feat that once seemed nearly impossible but, thanks to the work I’ve put in over the past year, was actually fairly easy and very enjoyable. Good thing number two A day trip north to our favorite vineyard because wandering the breathtaking grounds
Good thing number one Going to the dentist and other opportunities to feign normalcy because they’re welcome experiences after a year of anything but normal. Good thing number two Artist dates — even if they’re virtual — because it’s important to find time for myself to rejuvenate and relax. Good thing number three Getting to
Good thing number one The opportunity to catch up with one of my favorite humans because life is always better after spending time with her (even if it’s just via phone). Good thing number two New steps to climb and parks to explore because it’s become our main source of weekend entertainment — plus, can’t
Good thing number one The opportunity to grow and learn from bad news because there is always something for which to be grateful. Good thing number two Fresh flowers because everyone deserves something beautiful to enjoy. Good thing number three A strong body and mind to carry me to the top of mountains because the
Good thing number one The night-before-a-four-day-weekend feeling because it’s full of possibilities and freedom. Good thing number two Time to dig into a topic that really moves and motivates me to be a better person because we could all use a little help in that area sometimes. Good thing number three Magnolias because they’re an