It’s Day 243 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and it’s been a snowy Super Bowl Sunday. A timely sermon on our mistakes being turned into miracles, teaching my faith-based Zumba class, cuddling up to enjoy a newly discovered (at least for me) author, an honest heart-to-heart with my daughter, and a gathering of our family to watch the Super Bowl on this snowy Sunday made it packed in the best way.
Though I started the cheerleading squad when I was a middle school teacher and coached up until my son was born, I was a cheerleader who could never follow the game. One of my favorite cheers was, “One, two, three, four! We don’t even know the score!”. Considering that, while my family enjoyed the game in the Man Cave, I spent much of the evening upstairs with Izzy (I’m Mimi to my oldest stepson’s four-year-old). My daughter had informed me that Justin Timberlake was doing the Half Time Show, so when my hubby called me down to watch, I took advantage of the time to participate with everyone. Since I didn’t even know who was playing, I had no idea the game was being played in Minneapolis, Prince’s hometown. As I watched Justin Timberlake perform, I recalled how Prince’s performance, where he belted out “Purple Rain” as the heavens poured, was arguably the best half time ever. Thinking thus, my heart did a somersault as I saw the image of Prince appear on the screen and watched Justin pay homage to him with a rendition of “I Would Die 4 U”. Diehard fan that I am, that made watching Sunday night football worth it for once!
After half time, I retreated to my room to watch “Victoria”. Now that it’s over, the house is still full, so apparently the game is not. Nevertheless, I need to prepare for the busy week ahead… In checking emails and texts, I found that while I was in Super Bowl mode, someone left a review of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, on Amazon. Then, to my surprise and delight, I found two others when I went to read it. I’m touched that others are responding so well to the main character, Lee, and feel as if they’d like to know her as a friend. Above all else, I wanted her to be relatable; learning that she is is another highlight of my night.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose novice blogger, I must confess that sometimes, I get stumped on what to write. Then, nights like this remind me that a blog is simply a “web log” or journal, written in an informal, conversational style. That takes the pressure off a bit and frees me to simply write about my day. And it allows me to capture moments – much like Justin Timberlake did when he held up his phone tonight and said, “Super Bowl selfie” as he snapped one. Still, there are times when I wish every post was insightful or profound. The reality is, some days, posts are just an account of what my day consisted of. Some days, that doesn’t feel like much. But when I lie on the sofa on a snowy Super Bowl Sunday and scroll through the blog and am reminded of fleeting everyday occurrences and things I may have forgotten otherwise, I realize though simple, it’s enough.
How are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about chronicling your days or recording them? Do you blog, doodle, journal, take photos, selfies or write? I encourage you to find a way to “set it down” as my Aunt Bertie (Birdy) used to say. Because it does matter and one day you’ll be glad you can look back on it…
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach