Part of my resolutions this year was to do more ‘kind things’ because apparently, doing nice things for other people makes you feel more positive about yourself because you’ve made someone happy. I like making people happy and I am striving to be happier in my daily life. So, here are two things that I did in January to achieve that.
Galentine’s Day stems from the creative geniuses behind Parks and Recreation. It’s a day to celebrate your female friends, commemorated annually on February 13. Last year, I made joke-Vday cards but I decided to make slightly more meaningful ones this year, with backgrounds ripped from my old Lilly Pulitzer planner. While some managed to reach on the day itself, or slightly before, some arrived a day or two later, while a couple did not make it at all 🤷♀️; foiled by the postal service.
Another fun project was taking 21 photos from the bottom of the KLCC Twin Towers for the Love Across Distances project. It’s where you help someone take a photo of a sentence, typically ” (insert name of significant other), (person who requested it)’s love for you is so big it has reached (location where you’re taking the photograph).” So a few weeks ago, I dropped by the KL Twin Towers really early took the photos and left in in the span of 15 minutes. Here’s an example of how it turned out:
While both projects were really fun to do in January, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do that again in the upcoming years. We’ll have to see. I hope you had a nice Galentine’s +/- Valentine’s Day!
I have always had daring, brave women in my life and thankfully, the media has provided wonderful role models for me growing up. I thank Parks and Recreation for introducing me to the concept of Galentine’s Day because it’s important to celebrate the women in your life.
I am thankful for each and every woman who has been a part of making me the person I am today, for being patient with my temperament, for being inspirational and kindly. Thank you for your love, thank you for your friendship, thank you for presence in my life.
A few weeks ago, instead of properly studying for my IELTS exams, I decided to make these and send them out to my favourite girls for Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day.
I am VERY GLAD to say that due to reasonable planning, most of them arrived before/on the due date, so it was fitting. But somehow post to Ireland always gets delayed, so two of them didn’t reach exactly on time.
For you to find them amusing, you’d have to actually know the joke. And I like to think I chose appropriate ones for the right people, or at least, chose the right jokes for the right girl. These aren’t meant to be romantic, they’re meant to make you laugh. And I hope they did.
Now all I have to do is think of how I’m going to ‘level up’ from this next year. 😂
Happy Galentine’s Day to all my lovely people. I complained about this a bunch of weeks ago (re- FOMO) which is why I’m all about celebrating the girls that I do know.
Thank you to all you amazing ladies who make my life so much better. Thank you to all of you who bear with my insecurities and support me. Thank you for being the ones who keep me sane. Thank you for spending a good amount of time keyboard smashing with me.
Thank you for being who you are, for being in my life, for ‘getting me’, and for being the people I can spend hours talking to. I love you guys so much.