Wednesday, December 28

Just Be Happy

It seems so simple. To just decide to be happy. In life we all have choices, when we wake up, when we come across situations that are difficult, when we experience the little joys in life. I want to choose to be happy through all of them. Sometimes I just don't know how.

Here is my reminder

Things to be happy about:
(in no particular order)

1. floral print
2. tv marathons
3. summer vacation
4. swimming in the lake
5. drawing on foggy windows
6. Jesus
7. homemade bread
8. family
9. hardcore sledding
10. undiscovered great music
11. board game nights
12. grass stained knees
13. growing your own pumpkins
14. feather pillows
15. sheets from the dryer
16. flip flop tans
17. real gentlemen
18. hysterical laughter
19. sleeping in
20. bronzer
21. online shopping
22. anything from the 80's
23. home videos
24. crushing on someone new
25. paper mail from a person not a business
26. road trips
27. sisters
28. bunnies
29. overhearing something kind
30. long hair (I know I broke my promise)
31. swing sets
32. when you cannot stop giggling
33. serenading the person in the car next to you at a stop light
34. singing in the shower
35. musical birthday cards
36. apps that do everything
37. when your mom makes you fudge
38. your childhood shows taped to vhs
39. pinterest for hours
40. tattoos
41. sleeping on the trampoline
42. water fights
43. talking to your pets
44. coffee
45. getting lost on YouTube
46. British accents
47. penguin dives
48. sunsets
49. all night monopoly games with grandma
50. dancing like nobody's watching

love this video posted by Hellogiggles 

Wednesday, December 7

December Baby

Now that we are well on our way in December, I thought I would spend the entire evening after my first exam exploring everything that I love about this month:




Making Snow Angels

 Hot Coffee


Paper Snowflakes


 Extra Blankets and Warm Sheets From The Dryer

 Putting My Hair in a Bun


Cuddly Animals

Oversized Sweaters

Snowy Forests

White Peppermint Mochas

Falling Snow

Cats Who Hate Snow

Christmas Lights

 Christmas Baking

Christmas Music


Winter Sunshine


Christmas Day


Christmas Trees

Drawing on Frosted Windows

Christmas Movies From the 90's

Christmas Parties

Christmas Holidays

Snow Days

Skating on the Lake

Egg Nog

Crunchy Snow

Snowball Fights


Leaving Snow Footprints

Family Time

a special thanks to this tumblr for reminding me of the many things I love <3

And of course, We Heart It

Thursday, December 1

Yeah, So Sometimes I'm a Total Creep

There is the cutest guy sitting across the room from me in Starbucks. Not cute in his looks, but cute in his attitude. He is sharing, just within my creeping ear's reach, to his friend about this girl he just started dating. He wouldn't be more excited if he was Sophie on her Ellen and Nicki Minaj funded shopping spree. He is going crazy trying to explain to his friend how fast he is falling for the girl he once saw to be exactly like him, but is now realizing is the perfect balance of opposite with the same interests. Where he gets stressed out, she helps him see how prepared he is, where she bottles up emotions, he allows her to share them in a safe and vulnerable space. He explains his excitement as she opens up more and more to him and shows him her emotional side, and he is almost brought to tears as he does it. He's worried about moving to fast as he can already see how hurt he will be if it ends. He is invested in this girl and that worries him.

I hope she doesn't break his heart.

I Meant To Post This A Week and A Half Ago. The Draft Folder Is Greedy.

I should be wring a paper right now. No really. It's not like I just could be writing it, or it would be nice if I got it done, but I Really Should be writing a paper right now. I am going to hate myself tomorrow. But I can't. I don't want to. I'd rather write here, where nobody's grading me, or judging my style and argument choice. My degree isn't resting on the thoroughness of this post. My grammar does not matter here and I can write sentences that go on forever and never stop and have way to many "ands" in them and are difficult to read but are tremendously satisfying. I am starting to feel it. The just past mid-november blues have struck and the finish line is too far off to bring hope. I feel beat. I am underslept, over tired, under caffinated, and overwhelmed. I am a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Of I can do it's and I'm dropping out's. Maybe I'm not cut out for it