Posted at 10:37 am , on February 20, 2018
This week I hit 10 pounds lost–woo-hoo! I still have a long way to go, but I’m happy to see that the weight is coming off.
It’s also officially, Girl Scout cookie season and I’m missing some delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies. My parents had some hanging around the house when I was over, but so far I’ve avoided them. Had I not recently joined the 10 pounds lost club, I may not have been motivated to avoid them. So cheers to achievements providing motivation to keep on, keeping on! 20 pounds down, here I come!
Posted at 10:07 am , on February 14, 2018
Listen, I get why people hate Valentine’s Day. Couples face the pressure of celebrating their love just right. Humans shouldn’t need a day to show people they care about how much they love them. It’s tough on single people. It’s way too commercialized. I get it, I do.
But I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I kind of like Valentine’s day.
I think this is mostly thanks to my childhood. I really, really liked decorating a shoebox and passing out valentines to my classmates. I appreciated that my elementary school sold carnations as a fundraiser. I loved that my parents always bought me one. I enjoyed buying them for my friends and signing it “from your secret admirer” and I really liked that they did the same thing. I loved that my grandma, affectionately known as Dear Dear, always sent her grandchildren a Valentine’s Day card and five dollars. I like chocolates and flowers, and I have never been mad when I’ve had a guy on Valentine’s day that gifted me these things.
Of course I believe you should show the people you love that you love them every single day. Yes, love shouldn’t need to be shown through gifts. But, I don’t see any harm in taking time on February 14th to remind people to celebrate love.
And if you hate today, well, I guess the good thing is it’s just one day.
Happy Valentine’s Day!