March is one of my favorite months. Some of the great reasons? Well, it’s my birthday month, national reading month, and it’s women’s history month!
Women’s studies has always been a passion of mine. In college I used to volunteer with our local (and amazing) women’s center and I also took a few women’s studies classes. Being around such powerful and inspiring women and learning to build positive connections were really important pieces to my college career and who I am today.
Each year a new theme is chosen by the National Women’s History Project to celebrate amazing women all of the world. The 2014 theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”, which automatically reminded me of that Bing commercial celebrating brave women of 2013. While I’m still not switching away from Google (sorry, Bing), I do really appreciate the nod towards strong women.
So now I post the question: What (or who) do you think of when you want to celebrate women of character, courage, and commitment?
There is no doubt in my mind that I’m going to need a lot of coffee today.
A three big things happened this weekend:
Two of my favorite college friends came up for a visit.
Dean’s college best friend came out to play.
I went to a local Women’s Center luncheon.
I had two final papers due for class.
These things may not seem so huge to most, but let me explain a little better. Liana, Mary and John have been missing from our lives for wayyyy too long. Dean and I hardly ever spend a Saturday night away from our couch. It was a large anniversary luncheon and I went into the weekend with only half of one of those papers completed. So now knowing the full situation, I guess you can say it was a little busy and just slightly over packed. I mean, a weekend is only two days!
But we survived, we had a blast, and my homework is submitted! With only 6 credits left until graduation and an ever-flowing pot of coffee today at work, I’m wishing you a happy first Monday of March!
How was your weekend? Do anything interesting?
PS- I can’t find the exact source for this photo, but it’s definitely Maddie. If you have an exact source please send it along.
I don’t watch the Olympics. Does this make me a bad person?
I feel like everyone around me is talking about the Winter Olympics and I just figured out what curling was on Sunday. I’m seriously behind the times (but for the record, curling seems pretty fun). I’m not exactly sure why I don’t watch them. I regularly wear colors based on the American flag. I love to learn about other cultures. I can get pretty competitive. I’ve even been to Olympia and did a little run from one side of the original Olympic stadium to the other!
^Here I am with a fallen capital from the Temple of Zeus
in Olympia, Greece. (circa January 2008)
^ And for good measure, here’s the original Olympic stadium
So it just seems a little strange to me that I can’t get into the Olympics. But let me tell you what I can get into- the faces of Olympic figure skating. I feel like I should say that I have nothing but respect for the skaters. We all know I could never do that. I also give props over to those photographers- I have a feeling that these pictures take a little talent to get at juuustttttt the right moment.
Want more? I thought you might. Here are a few extra pictures just for fun. Who knew your cheeks could even move like that! Thanks, gravity
Do you watch the Olympics? Are you more of a Summer or Winter Games kind of person? If you have tips to help get me in the olympic spirit, let me know!
Remember the great birthday/Valentine’s snow storm of 2007? The one where we had almost a full week off for your birthday? That. Was. Awesome.
As I sat around for our snow day on Thursday (and ignored my homework), I couldn’t help but wish that we were back in college, celebrating your birthday with some hot chocolate and some funfetti cupcakes ignoring our homework together. And then I started to reflect on our friendship. Man. We’ve been through a lot together!
One year ago I wrote you a nice little post packed out with photos from over the years that made me laugh. Today is just something simple. One year ago today was tough. It was the scariest I can ever remember. And the bottom line is that there just aren’t enough pictures, words or funny memories that could ever express how important you and your family are to me.
So today I’m sending the happiest of birthday wishes to my best friend of 15 years. Together we’ve built some of my favorite memories and because of you I made it through all of my bad days. You’re my inspiration and my best friend forever- whether you like it or not.