Blog-March: First 5 Challenges
I haven't posted in a while, and I really wanted to write since the first day of March, but somehow, like I always do, I procrastinated instead.
The admins of the platform hosting my blog decided in February to launch another challenge, similar to the one for December.
Like for Blogmas, we get several topics to write about every day. Or nearly every day.
I'll borrow the official image from the staff's blog, and share it here, blow. Yes, it's in French, but I hope it's not very difficult to understand or figure out.
I'll also share the translations for each day, as I complete the day's challenge, or task.
DAY: MARCH 1ST - International Compliment Day
I personally never heard of this day or celebration, yet I think we all need it. And we shouldn't wait for a specific day to say something nice to someone.
To you, my reader, I want to say YOU are a wonderful and unique person. You sure have your quirks and stuff, but that's OK. That's what sets you apart from the rest.
To my fiance, I want to say that you are the best, and I could never ask for or dream of anyone better than you to be with.
DAY: MARCH 2ND - International Tennis Day
When did we get an International Tennis Day?
Many people disregard women's tennis, however, there are many female tennis players who made history. I should only briefly point to Steffi Graf who was number 1 for 377 weeks.
In recent years, the Williams sisters, and especially Serena, were at the top. They are relevant because there are few Black women in a sport dominated by white women (or people).
In August 2020, there were 2 Romanians in the top 10 WTA: Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu. This is relevant as I currently live in Romania, and this country wasn't particularly known for its tennis players. Especially not in WTA.
DAY: MARCH 7th - Celebrating Grand-mothers
Or Grand-mothers' day. I also didn't know this day/celebration existed.
I'm also a bit confused by this celebration because I find it redundant with Mother's day. The way I see it, you can't be a grandparent without being a parent first. And once you become a parent, you'll always be one.
But let's indulge, as there's nothing wrong or bad about that. For this challenge, I want to share the pictures of 2 grannies and the teaching of one of them.
Here we can see fiance’s great grandmother (Mrs. Serafim) holding fiance’s 2-year old grandmother (Marioara), surrounded by granny’s older sisters - Lenuta (6) and Viorica (3?). The photo was taken in 1933.
I really wanted to share this very old picture, even if it's not a good representation of granny. But, most of the things granny knew, was knowledge she had from her mother. And in this post, Anna shared some of that.
Here we can see my grandma holding me and a cousin. A picture from 1982. I look more like granny these days than I did back then.
There's just one thing i can say: Granny, i miss you.
DAY: MARCH 8th - International Day of Women's Rights
At least this is how it's known officially. We call it International Women's Day.
However, the terminology is very important in this case. If we call it "International Women's Day" we celebrate one thing, and if we say "International Day of Women's Rights," then we celebrate something else.
In the first instance, we kinda maintain gender roles and an old-fashioned lifestyle for women. In the second instance, we recognize women are also humans and they also have rights. They have the right to live their lives as they see fit, even if that is living an old-fashioned lifestyle.
It means, they are free to choose and nothing is imposed onto them.
DAY: MARCH 13th - National Sleep Day
This day needs to be an internationally celebrated day.
And we need one every week, on the weekend, haha.
I don't have much to say about this day, unfortunately. But I can recommend a Youtube channel with good music to help you sleep.
The channel's name is Nemo's Dreamscapes and one of the songs I managed to fall asleep to can be found here. I must say, I can't usually sleep with sounds or music around me. But these old songs were so calming.
And this concludes 5 challenges in a single entry. Because each entry would have been too short otherwise.
See you in the next entry!
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