Monday, August 1, 2011


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I had quite a rough Monday (that time of the month, challenging coworkers, workplace drama, etc.) and found myself sipping wine, shedding tears and feeling quite uncheerupable (yep, that's a word).  But then I remembered that I printed my own Fancy Nancy Do Not Disturb sign and busted out the colored pencils, construction paper and glitter glue and made my sign extra special.  Eager for the glitter glue to dry so I can slap it on my door and see how my roomies react.

Then I picked up the phone and called my Mom whilst decorating the pages of my filofax avec stickers and sparkly gel pens, and well, Momma Park always knows just what to say to snap me out of my sulky, self-absorbed mood.  15 minutes later, and I'm feeling loads better.

And then I got a super sweet tweet and then a lovely email from fellow friends and readers of this blog, and suddenly I'm not only feeling better, but my heart is bursting with all kinds of warm and fuzzies.  I can't thank you guys enough for always being there, despite my absence, despite my moments of... Carolyn-ness.  I love that you love me for me and that I never have to pretend to be anyone else.

A big fat, gorgeous MERCI to all of you!

P.S. I'm 99% sure that my less-than-stellar mood also has to do with the fact that I'm turning 28 next week.  I've never once cared about getting older until now... what gives?


Lauren said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better and that you found a way to possibly get some more quiet time! I used to not care about getting older either. Now that I'm 6 months away from 30, that's changing quickly! ha

Carolyn said...

I am happy to hear that you are feeling happier..sending sparkle for a gorgeous Tuesday..xoxo

MandaMog said...

I would LOVE to see your finished Fancy Do Not Disturb sign. :)

I'm also dealing with the "What the heck, I'm in my LATE 20s?!" My friends keep telling me that their 30s are significantly better than their 20s. Keeping that in mind, I think my new motto will be "The best is yet to come" or "You haven't seen anything yet". Hmm, I'll keep working on it.

Revanche said...

I never noticed the turning of the leaves until this year's 29th. And I found that it felt a bit twisty turny. I think it's something to do with that feeling of LATE twenties, implying you've got to GIT. Or something. I tried to breathe it out and let it pass. It did with little enough fanfare anyway, and now there's time to wallow in the 29ness of it all, and decide what it's going to mean.