Yesterday my friend Caitlin asked me, “What are some things that make you happy?”
I have to be honest, the question caught me by surprise. But it was a welcome surprise. And she encouraged me to just try it.
In the aftermath of this election I found myself feeling heartbroken. I am emotionally exhausted, and I must allow myself to go through the five stages of grief in order to return to business as normal.
Today I choose love.
Today I choose joy.
Today I choose to dwell on the things that make me happy for my sanity’s sake. From my new hair to the coming holidays, there are many more things to be happy about. (Also, I am loving that LOVE balloon!)
My new hair
If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, I treated myself to a little makeover to help with the election stress.
I still have to pinch myself to realize that I finally have hair color that I’m proud of and I am in love with Balayage. Even my husband loves it. He told me it looks like I have extensions in. Can we say magic?
I will never go back to regular highlights again. Now, if I could only replicate the styling. My stylist usd a curling iron. Anyone have tips on how to create those gorgeous waves that are trending right now? Please and thank you!
I started my fitness journey in September.
Since then, I have dropped 11lbs so far.
That is certainly something to celebrate.
This week I did something that soothed my inner artist.
I illuminated all of our front windows with dusk-to-dawn candles. I needed to see a ray of light at the end of this tunnel. Literally and figuratively. I always loved seeing the mansions of northern Baltimore lit up driving through the crisp autumn air.
I don’t actually remember when it started happening, as weather so often oscillates up and down this time of year, but I can now enjoy going outside without melting. This was such a hot summer I didn’t think it would ever cool down, but now it’s wonderful outside.
There are many more things that make me happy, but I’m content to keep this a short one. Today I choose love and joy. Tomorrow…is another day.