Guess what? I wanted to post this on Monday and I didn’t. Then I tried again yesterday. I thought about not posting it at all, but then I thought, screw it, if I want to post about my lovely weekend, in the middle of the week, then I shall. Last weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long while, so I’m documenting it in a special weekend edition of the happy journal (which I’ve still got commitment issues with). I’ve been feeling a bit down recently but now I feel ready to take on whatever the week brings.
It was our anniversary recently – Joel and I have been together for seven years now! – and had booked in this weekend to spend together. Originally, we were thinking of going adventuring in the Cotswolds but changed our plans at the last minute. I’m so glad we did because it both saved us money and gave way to some really special moments.
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I’ve got commitment issues. Commitment issues to my blog. I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to find the time to put 100% effort into it. It might be because I’ve been in the midst of the busiest summer of my life… no joke. But it might also be down to the fact that I am a perfectionist. If I can’t do something completely, then I just won’t bother. In other words, if I can’t get good content, beautiful imagery and schedule it all on the blog for one specific day, then I just don’t see the point. My blog has suffered because of it; my creativity has suffered because of it.
If you’ve read my ‘About’ page, you’ll know why my blog is called The Happy Journal. Along the way, this mission got a little lost. I’ve struggled with my sense of self here on the internet. Discovering what I want to blog about has been tough, and I’ve often opted for the easy option or the most popular option. I’ve dabbled in a little bit of PR, but overall I’ve neglected my original purpose: to spread positivity.
Life has been going at a whirlwind speed lately and I barely feel like I’ve had time to catch my breath. I have no idea how busy this year was going to be when 2017 rolled in 4 months ago. My last Currently post was only two months ago but I feel like a lot has happened since. I have a lot to report.
Hello, friends! How are we doing? All I can say is that I’m glad it’s March – even if it’s over half way through. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that this year is going so quickly! It’s been long overdue since I have done a Currently post, so I’m here to give you a little update on what’s going on in my life right now.
I’m really pleased to be bringing back my happy journal weekly posts because it’s so healthy to focus on the positive things that have happened to us rather than dwelling on the negative things that do not build us up. Of course, it’s also important to take a lot of the negatives in our lives so that we can learn from them, but here at The Happy Journal, I make it my mission to dedicate a time each week to list my happy thoughts.
Hi friends, it’s been a very long time. Did you think that I would never return? To be honest, I wasn’t sure how long I would be away for. So much has happened in the past few months and I can’t wait to share it all with you in specific posts, but for now, I’m bringing you my third installment of THJ Currently to give you an overview of what’s been happening.
I’ve really missed blogging and I want to be able to use this space to not only encourage others but also document my life so that I can look back on it one day and see all that I got up to. That’s something I’m definitely going to change now that I have more time on my hands.
Sometimes we need to take a rain check and stop to evaluate where we are. Back in January, I decided to start updating you with what’s going on in my life right now. This is different to my Happy Journal because while through that series I’m focusing on the positives and looking at life with optimism, my Currently journal is serving as an ‘anti-Happy Journal’ to document how my life is really going. I don’t want to portray myself as someone who has everything all figured out and it wouldn’t be very intentional of me to hide the bad things from you. I don’t want to dwell on the negatives but it’s just as important to acknowledge them so that you can move on without all that baggage.
I used my trusty friend, Pinterest, to help me come up with some ‘currently’ prompts in order for me to open up about the things going on in my life right now.
It’s not Monday. But right now every day feels like Monday and so publishing my Happy Journal a day late when it doesn’t feel like it is good enough for me.
Sometimes our gratitude list is not huge. Sometimes that’s it’s hard to see the good things when life is hectic or not going as we planned or nothing spectacular happens that makes us think: ‘yes, I’m definitely thankful for that’. Being grateful for the little things is so important because it allows us to truly appreciate things we often take for granted. Like my trip to the dentist that you’ll learn about below. Things matter, no matter how big or small.
Hello, friends! I said when I first started my ‘happy journal’ series that it would be every Monday from here on out… about that. It didn’t quite happen, did it? But I’m back today with a super-sized happy journal with some of my snaps and positives from the past few weeks. I apologise for being a little all over the place with it and it’s going to be a long one I’m afraid. I hope you manage to stay until the end because I would love for you to share some of your positive with me!