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Summary of the first week

So technically I have only opened 6 gifts at the time I am writing this post, but the first week of the Christmas in July project has been pretty fantastic!

Each day I open a sparkly butterfly card that has a quote and a little message inside. They are usually somewhat related to the meaning behind the gift. I have found that I am really enjoying the quotes because they give my a lot to think about or reflect on during the day.  Some of the more thought-provoking quotes have been:

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
~Plato

“Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.”
~E. Green

So far, my gifts have included:

Day 1: An “In My Humble Opinion” journal.  It is full of hilarious and cynical quotes about how stupid and annoying humanity can be.  K and I share a someone cynical personality trait…

Day 2: Smarties

Day 3: Mini tiki-lamps (as a mini housewarming gift)

Day 4: Starbucks instant caramel iced coffee (with a thought that drinking coffee together would be the best, but we can still “pretend”)

Day 5: Lip Balm… I love lip balm, and evidently so does K.

Day 6: A package of neon nail-polishes… so I can give myself awesome neon pedicures.

While opening all the gifts and reading the cards is very exciting and helps to distract me a little from all the many changes and crazy things going on in my life right now (I promise I will write a post about my new life as a resident very soon), the sometimes do make me feel a little sad about the fact that I’m not where I want to be.  Opening a card from K every day just reminds me that she’s THAT far away.  I am lonely here, and things are just strange.  I know it’s going to take a while for things to change and to look up.  I’m just hoping that the 31 days of July are enough to see that change through.

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4 thoughts on “Summary of the first week

  1. Love E. Green’s observation: “Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.” So glad that you shared it and I can take it with me to my mundane job~

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