Another week has gone by, how is it the middle of March already? I’m getting later and later with these posts – I apologise, it’s hard finding time to blog at the moment. Nevertheless, I bring you my weekly happy update.
Spring is here, everyone! This past week was busy, busy, busy for me. And it was a productive week too. Plus, it was full of positives! I hit 10,000 words on my screenplay and I’ve just passed 13,500 – wow. It’s coming along nicely and it’s great to see it come together as I envisioned. I’m posting this later than usual because today has been a complete write-off and my organisation was not on point. As you will see below, this week was busy!
22ND FEBRUARY – 28TH FEBRUARY
Hi, friends! This week, for the third time ever, I’m bringing you my list of happy things from the week before. You might have noticed some changes here on The Happy Journal over the weekend. Yes, I bought a new theme and a new font. I’m so pleased with the way it’s turned out and I hope you’ll love the altered look. This week I challenged myself to work really hard and decided to treat myself to these things should I fulfil that. I did.
15TH FEBRUARY – 21ST FEBRUARY
I can’t lie, this week hasn’t been the best. It’s been stressful and overwhelming. But because I’m being intentionally positive, I’m looking back this week at the good things that have happened. Even if they seem few and far between, they are still there.
I ended up taking a little break from blogging this week, only posting once, because I’ve been so busy with university. But I love that I’ve got my ‘happy journal’ to keep you updated on all things life. If you missed the first volume of the ‘happy journal’, you can catch up here.
If you’ve read my Vision page, then you will know why I named my blog The Happy Journal.
When I was struggling to stay positive and happy, I started a ‘happy journal’ to encourage myself. I have since then recovered from those particularly dark days, but I’m still prone to these overwhelming feelings from time to time.
I’ve been feeling quite down about my blog for a while. Does it look good? Is the name okay? Why am I not as good as the other bloggers I follow? All these questions have been haunting the back of my mind for a while now. I actually need to take a leaf out of Hey There Chelsie’s book because her new blog mission is to encourage women to love themselves and their blogs. My blog is an expression of myself and all that I stand for, so I should be proud of it. I’ve also got my trusty friend Autumn to keep me in check and I love turning to her when I need to hear a voice of reason. Her honesty and support are so invaluable.
I thought that I was finally getting organised. I thought that with the launch of my new blog and filling up my editorial calendar with lots of ideas until April, I had arrived. However sometimes life gets in the way and, unfortunately, I have a case of the January blues like I’ve never experienced before. I have no motivation right now and getting up and going into university has been the hardest it’s ever been since I was cured of my PTSD.
I also had to make the decision to take a step back from my blog and concentrate on my university work for the time being. As many of you know, I had a whole Four Week Blogging Challenge planned out and I’ve not completed this at all. I don’t think I’ve even done half of the prompts. This is really disheartened me because as a result, I’ve had a lack of motivation for blogging, and it’s the only the fourth week in of THJ. I feel like a failure.