A new year of being me

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From my twitter this morning: "intentions for the year to come: treat myself with the same kindness as i do those dearest to me. keep an open heart. laugh love breathe."

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(If I look a little squinty it's cause of the crazy strong winds trying to knock me over...)

To be honest, I've had a crappy day.  I tried (probably unsuccessfully) to put on my game face when my parents skyped me to say happy birthday (sorry mom!), but I'm feeling le crap today, mainly thanks to about a week and a half's worth of crappy sleeps that are catching up with me bigtime.  (That reminds me, if anyone hears about any great apartments for rent in the West End or Mt. Pleasant/Cambie area, I'd be very interested in hearing about it!)  But hey, I've made it this far, and I know that not every day is rough so I just have to wait these ones out.  Luckily, I'm not really celebrating my birthday for a couple days so I'll have time to recover a bit!

My parents sent me some really lovely and cheery flowers, and a box of goodies, which was very nice (thanks!) and I've had a steady stream of messages and even a couple surprise phone calls today that have reminded me how many wonderful lovely people are in my life.

And since I'm a bit of a crankster today, here's my attempt to focus on the good:

  1. Sunshine.
  2. The new Constantines album.
  3. Having a job that is interesting and allows me to take care of myself.
  4. Lotsa birthday wishes.
  5. Smoked salmon and roasted potatoes with shallots and garlic.
  6. Looking forward to massage appointment tomorrow.
  7. Skittles.
  8. My mom being silly and holding the dog up to the webcam to say hello.
  9. Talking to my dad more lately.
  10. Magicbags. (Don't know what they are? Click here.)
  11. Every day is a new chance for awesomeness.
  12. (And a late addition:) Alex turning up with pressies and moral support.