Starting on Monday, September 6, 2010 (at 4:00 in the morning, so technically Sunday, September 5), I started taking a picture of something that made me happy every day. My Project Happiness 365 started as a proactive act on my part to ward off deep depression. It was spurred by heartbreak as an effort to pull myself out of the wreckage, but now it's fueled by gratitude and a desire to find the beauty in everyday, "mundane" life. This is my honest, vulnerable journey from Hot Mess to Winning. I hope this helps. Oh, and if you're in pain, good; that means you put your whole heart into something. And if you think it won't ever get better, I promise it will. Here's my proof.

215. Moms Are Awesome


As I’m sure you’re all aware, MOMS ARE AWESOME. A learner said this to me in one of our sessions. I was saying how my mom was driving me to Chicago for an audition, and she said, “Moms are awesome”. … She’s a bit biased, being a mom herself, but I decided to let it slide. Cuz… you know… she was right, and all.

My mommy is awesome. She drove me to Chicago for an audition. She took off work. I don’t think I got the job, but I ended up spending some really good quality time with my mommy. We went to Denny’s, and she decided to be real wild and try this weird… blue coconut Sprite drink. Yeah, twas weird. Tasted like a mixed drink without the drank. But anyway, we had fun at Denny’s. I talked to her about my life. We went shopping. I made her laugh a couple of times, which is a pretty awesome feeling. She made me laugh as well. She dropped me off at the audition, and then texted me to tell me where she was parked: “Parked near a softball diamond on adams and loomis across from police station. Who practices softball at 9 AM?” I laughed. The people around me stared. Egh. Let em. Bootches.

Was it a successful audition? Well, I don’t think it earned me a job, but I think I did well. But it was DEFINITELY a successful trip. I love my mommy. I let her stand on the stairs when she hugs me “goodbye” because it makes her feel tall. Otherwise she’d literally be hugging my belly button. It’s not my most flattering body part and she is too proud. Anyways. Love your mommy.

JAMES.

(look to next blog for song quotes)

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