I was tagged by the wonderful Michelle [ @missworld23 ] to post 10 things that make me happy.. so here goes,
1… Life. I know it sounds so cliche, but right now, life makes me happy. I’ve been in a dark place for a long time. I was depressed for a long time, I’ve been better within the last year or two, but there were some dark times there for a while. I can certainly say that I am happy right now.
2… Being Pregnant. I am 16 weeks 1 day. I have spent a majority of this pregnancy feeling like crap and sleeping a lot of hours every day. But I’m still happy. Getting something I’ve wanted for so long, tried so hard to get, it’s definitely a happy feeling. I’d live through the first trimester over and over again in order to get the end result. :]
3… The Beach. I live in Oregon. Not exactly ON the beach, or in a beach town, but only an hour away. Oregon beaches aren’t exactly world wide vacation destinations since it’s usually cloudy and cold. No matter the weather, I am always happy there. No matter what’s happening in my life, no matter who is with me, no matter what is going on, I cannot NOT be happy at the beach.
4… Weather. I know it’s weird, but I love enjoying weather. I love the rain. My bff and I would spend hours walking and talking in the rain. I love the sound of it, the smell of it, and the feel of it. I love the snow. I could sit and watch it snow for hours. I love playing in it. Making snowmen and igloos. I love the way it absorbs all the sounds and makes everything quiet. It just makes everything so pretty. And, I do love the sunshine. Until it gets too hot. I hate being hot, but we’re not talking about hate right now. I LOVE to lay out in the sunshine, feeling it warm up my skin. It automatically makes everything look happy. As long as it’s not too hot :]
5… Food. I like food. I like eating. I even like cooking, sometimes. Food is a happy place. Food was definitely my happy place during those “dark times” I mentioned, and you can definitely tell that my by weight after those years.
6… Happy Mail. Shopping. New things. For someone who doesn’t have a job, I like shopping more than I should. Shopping for clothes isn’t my favorite, considering I don’t fit into a lot of stuff. But I love shopping. Seeing a package sitting on my porch makes me feel like a kid on Christmas, even when I know exactly what it is, where it’s from, and how much it cost. You could also tell this about me if you came into my cluttered home.
7… Kids. I think this is a pretty obvious one about me. Even kids notice and point out that I like kids better than adults. They find happiness in everything, and I love that about them. I love that just being with them, watching them be happy, makes me happy. I can’t wait to be a Mom.
8… Nostalgia. I am a huge nostalgia freak. Anything that reminds me of my childhood, good or bad, makes me happy. I love remember things. I love looking at “vintage” toys, clothes, household items, and remembering who had them when I was little, when I used them, where I saw them. I buy a lot of things that I used to have as a kid. It makes me happy to see that Shaq action figure my dad used to keep on a shelf. I have it still. I didn’t have to replace it because my pac-rat-ness kept it all these years.
9… Pets. I know I was told not to use the typical family, pets, etc. But my dogs are just about the most important things in my life. Even though they drive me nuts on a daily basis, when they crawl into bed and cuddle with me at night, or sleep on my lap on the couch, it reminds me that they love me as much as I love them. and THAT is the definition of HAPPY.
10. Zane. Another thing I was asked not to use, but, oh well. Zane makes me happy. He also pisses me off, like the dogs, but that’s normal. I love him with my whole heart. When he randomly kisses me on the forehead, or rolls over and cuddles me in his sleep. He makes me happy. More so than anyone else ever has, or ever will.
I am cliche, I know it.
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