1. I just nominated a former student for a $10,000 award from the Colin Higgins Foundation. This young man brings such love and light to each of his various communities, and I’m thankful to have been part one of those. I got a little misty writing it out, I won’t lie. It’s pretty awesome that my job lets me interact with such promising and very special young people.
2. I saw my therapist this morning, a woman who I think is just one of the sweetest, sparkliest humans on this planet, and it was just the tweak I needed. She reminds me that it’s okay to ask for help and that it’s okay to listen to advice – but that it’s also completely necessary to listen to my own heart and my own body. (Thank you, ma’am, I will sign that check happily.)
3. I’ve been on the hunt for affordable, comfortable and reliable black boots since October, and it’s been a struggle. (Apparently, the pirate-wench look is really in style. Whoa, with the buckles and flaps.) Jean at Extra Petite raved about these BP “Transit” boots, which finally went on sale a couple of weeks ago at Nordstrom. I’ve had them for three days, and I’ve already worn them as many times. (I really needed black boots.) The shaft is super fitted, which is a problem I’ve never experienced before, but they’re really sleek-looking and quiet when I’m walking on the hardwood floors in my office (score!). I’m more than happy to forego thick socks in favor of knee-highs to be able to rock these.
4. This silly bean. Always.
Happy Friday, friends!