I’ve been wanting to blog more often, but I was having a hard time coming up with ideas. I’d sit in front of my computer for upwards of an hour staring at a blank page. I scanned through countless pins on Pinterest for ideas, but none of them gave me a spark.
I decided to take a trip down memory lane and browse through one of my old Tumblr accounts. Sometimes taking a peek at the past is a great way to spark inspiration. One of the hashtags I used on my old Tumblr account was “What Makes Me Happy.”
I wrote 47 of them between 2013 – 2014.
To be honest, I’ve been feeling stressed and down lately. I don’t think it’s an actual phenomenon – but I think I can feel my hair turning white! I’ve found white hairs every once in a while, but I’ve found so many this past year. Coming across these things I wrote a few years ago was such a blessing. My soul needed these reminders.
So here’s to the start of a new series on my blog: Think Of The Happiest Things. And instead of writing a separate blog post for each thing that makes me happy, I’ll write them in groups of 10.
Think of the Happiest Things | Part 1
001/ Spending time with Sean. From chillin’ on the couch, dinner dates, walking around, driving around, travel adventures, and everything in between – I love growing old with you. This fall will mark 10 years of being a couple (3 years boyfriend & girlfriend, 7 years husband & wife)!
002/ Disney. Disney movies, Disney style, Disney decor, Disneyland, Disney Cruise, Walt Disney World, Disney’s Aulani, Disney Vacation Club. I can go on and on! =)
003/ Travel. Everyone knows that I love planning vacations. To me it’s almost as fun as being on vacation. I love having something to look forward to. As much as I love living in Alaska, I look forward to traveling out of state… Especially during our long winter months!
004/ Mail. I know I can’t be the only one that gets excited over the monthly Costco sale booklets, haha! I also love receiving Christmas cards. I occasionally sign up for beauty subscription services throughout the year. For example, right now I’m subscribing to Sephora Play. It makes me feel like it’s a “birthday” present every month. I’m a self-proclaimed online shopping addict and I love when my orders arrive.
005/ An iced cold drink on a hot summer’s day. A warm drink on a cold winter’s day. Rain showers after several days of heat. Sunny skies after several days of rain. It’s the little things in life.
006/ Driving around alone with my windows rolled down, sunroof slid back, and music blasting. I love feeling my hair whip through the wind and getting lost in the zone. It’s seriously one of my favorite ways to zen out! Lately Modest Mouse’s “Float On” and Bazzi’s “Mine” are continuously on replay. They’re my happy songs.
007/ When people send me, “This made me think of you” posts. When Downtown Disney opened a Disney Home store, my Facebook and my Instagram blew up with notifications from people tagging me daily. I thought it was funny because some of them would say, “You’ve probably seen this, but just in case you didn’t…” I appreciate the thoughtfulness!
008/ Organization. Okay, I know that this is funny because I’m not always the most organized… but I love looking at organization, if that makes sense?! I am fascinated by beautifully organized homes and office spaces. Haha. I strive to run a home that is just as clean and organized. I recently reorganized my closet, now I just need to reorganize the rest of my ouse. Wish me luck (and a lot of strength and patience, haha).
009/ Side hustle sales. Don’t get me wrong – I love my career. But there’s a small adrenaline rush that happens when I sell something on Poshmark or on Etsy. Does anyone else get that same feeling too? Speaking of Etsy, I’ve actually been on a hiatus the past few months. I closed my shop because my crazy self decided to take 2 college classes in the midst of a big work project. I may reopen it when things slow down a little bit in my life.
010/ Home. My home is my little slice of paradise. It’s so relieving to be able to come home to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Sean and I looked at the floor plan of the house that we’re living in several years ago. We thought it was perfect. We even had the flyer from the open house that we went to framed and hung at our condo. We used it as motivation for us to work hard so we could buy a bigger place someday.
Thank you so much for reading my “Happy List!” Now I’ve got a question for you – what makes YOU happy?!