It’s been a trying week. There’s something that happens to me when there’s a full moon and my lady hormones are out of control. I get irritable and short-tempered and have zero tolerance for stupid and/or annoying behavior. When you top that off with tasks that require me to actually use my brain, you end up with one extremely cranky and unfriendly Melissa. Hey, I think I’m allowed to be a complete bitch three days out of the month. I can’t be uber-nice all the time! Side note: I need a t-shirt that says: PMS IS REAL.
Tomorrow is Friday and I’m slowly getting over my rage. I at least have the satisfaction of knowing that I was productive this week and accomplished things despite my sour mood. Also, my cheerful moments are extra cheery and genuine during these times. I may have had wanted to punch people today, but I also wanted to hug strangers who made me laugh. In an attempt to further focus on positive thinking, allow me to reflect on a few things for which I am grateful.
August | I’m a bit shocked that it’s already August! It’s going to be a good month, though. My birthday is coming up and it’s also my sister’s birthday month, I’m going out of town at least once, I have lots of time off, and I’m hoping to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. It’ll be my first birthday as a vegan. If you love me, you’ll buy me cake from The Chicago Diner. Which cake, you ask? Why, ALL the cakes, of course.
The French Press | I’m not exactly wealthy these days so I’ve tried to be good about making coffee to bring to work everyday. Thank goodness for the wonderful French press. So fast and easy and — I’ll say it — better than drip coffee. I just need to remember to be careful as I reach the end of my cup lest I choke on the sediment that made it in with the coffee while in a conference room with several people while facilitating a meeting. Did ya get that?
Siblings | I can complain all day about my family but I think I would fall into sudden depression if I wasn’t around them as often as I am. My sister is my BFF and my brother has been awesome by taking time to help me figure out travel stuff.
Jocie & Juju & Jason | How can I not love my sister’s children? They’re so cute! I would love them just as much if they were butt ugly (I think).
Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange | I finally got around to listening to Frank Ocean’s album today. Um, I may have gotten a bit hot and bothered at my cubicle while listening to it. Ahem. Thank you, Frank Ocean.
Smart, Perceptive, and Supportive Friends | I’m grateful for all of my friends, but there are a handful of people in my life who are just brilliant and thoughtful and honest — and they actually like me. I crave the company of genuine people who love me for me, encourage me to be better, and who appreciate my how insanely weird and introspective I am. If I seem a little desperate to be around you or communicate with you as much as possible, it’s because I think you’re smart and supercool and I want to absorb your knowledge and your coolness and your soul. Just kidding about your soul. Maybe. Anyway, I can only hope that I add as much value to my friends’ lives as they do to mine.
A Good Night’s Sleep | Yes, it’s been a trying week, but I’ve slept really well all week.
And with that, I shall bid you adieu!