I don't write about happy things here nearly often enough, so I'm going to (very vaguely) talk about some of the happy in my life right now.
First, I've been given the opportunity to attend a week-long, intensive class on a topic that really interests me. Even though I'll be getting CLE hours for it, it's not at all related to my job, so I'm guessing I'll have to use a week of vacation time for it, but I think it'll be worth it. And it might actually double as a sort of vacation. I'll be alone in a city (in my very own dorm room!) for a whole work week; no kids, no house, no work, no responsibilities other than doing my class readings. I plan to visit with friends in the evenings and enjoy my time away. I'm thrilled to be able to do this, and (nerd alert!) I'm really looking forward to a week of learning. I mean, I bought a case book today for the first time in about eight years and was nearly bouncing up and down in my chair when I hit the purchase button, if that gives you any idea how excited I am for this class.
R and I have made it something like 36 hours without having a knock down, drag out fight about something! This is a major cause for celebration right now.
I got what I consider a great (though probably backhanded) compliment today from a colleague: "If you ever get into litigation, you're going to be so good at it! I couldn't even tell [you were lying]!" I should probably take offense to that, but I think it's hilarious (I know it wasn't said in a mean-spirited way, and the person who said it genuinely meant it to be complimentary). And it's one more thing that makes me think I'm doing something right as a lawyer.
I also have some of the most amazing people in my life. My mom, for one, who's taking over the childcare duties and making my week at school possible. I have great friends who are always there for me and give me support and encouragement and a place to squee whenever I need it. And I've got some new people in my life who are cause for happiness in other ways, which is new and exciting, and something I hope to continue to explore for a while.
So that's it. It's just been a cloud nine kind of day. I like feeling this floaty, and wanted to share my happy with my internet world.
What's your happy today?