Day 54: Curriculum design makes me happy. I spent most of the day working on new stuff for work, and it was…kind of awesome. Most people wouldn’t be geeked to spend a whole day in front of Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, but putting together this new program to help people learn our software better makes this geeky gal pretty happy.
Day 55: Movies make me happy. Especially when you can watch them in the comfort of your own home–DVDs from the library for the win!
Day 56: Flea markets make me happy. Yes, you read that right: flea markets. My daddy and I used to go to the flea market all the time when I was little; I loved seeing all the cool stuff for sale. So, when I found out a flea market was going on near my house I definitely wanted to check it out. I didn’t buy anything, but I did see some interesting stuff–I’d love to go to more flea markets now that the weather is nice.
Day 57: Parental advice makes me happy. At least once a week, I call my parents to catch up…and also ask for advice (usually about basic adult stuff that I should probably know already, but don’t). Lucky for me, they are always willing to give it andddd it’s always great advice! Win-win!
Day 58: Being in a supportive relationship makes me happy. My boyfriend is there for me whenever I need him, and I am so lucky (and happy) because of it.
Days 40-41: New cars make me happy! It’s my great pleasure to introduce…Stella. She’s a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and she’s ALL MINE. She’s stylish and, most importantly, good for these Wisconsin winters. Last winter I got stuck in a (pretty shallow) ditch and had to be towed out–I’m hoping Stella will get me out of those sticky situations if they arise in the future.
Day 42: Anniversaries make me happy. One year ago, my boyfriend and I went on our first date. We’ve been together ever since, and I am so grateful for him. He lets me be me, which is something I’ve never had in a relationship. We make a great team and I’m looking forward to spending many more years with him!
Day 43: Doing new workouts makes me happy. Each month, my trainer comes up with a new set of exercises for our sessions. I really like learning new stuff, so this is always a fun time for me. I’m sure my trainer gets tired of my constant questions about what muscles will be worked and if my technique is good though.
Day 44: Coworkers who are also friends make me happy. Imagine my surprise when I go to leave for work and my garage door wouldn’t open! I couldn’t get it open manually and had to be at work at 8am, so I called my officemate. She came to pick me up and I truly appreciated it! She is an awesome person to work with and also a good friend, which is a tough combination to find sometimes.
Day 45: Teaching camp makes me happy. I’ve been teaching classes to internal staff this week–we call them “camps”–and I have really enjoyed this group of campers. They ask great questions and even laugh at my corny jokes. 🙂
Day 26: The fact that this is Day 26 makes me happy. Y’all remember Making the Band, right?!? Well if not, here’s a fun reminder for you:
Day 27: Getting rid of stuff from my past makes me happy. I finally sold the engagement ring my ex-fiance gave me! In case you’re unaware, my engagement was not a great one as my ex-fiance was abusive. I initially held on to the engagement ring as part of legal proceedings with my ex, but those proceedings have been finalized now so I decided to get rid of the ring. And it feels so good to have one less thing that reminds me of that terrible relationship.
Day 28: Dinner with my boyfriend makes me happy. My boyfriend is the best, y’all. I feel like he really gets me, like we’re on the same brainwaves. He’s also vegan, so I’ve been expanding my culinary horizons since we’ve been dating. We made these delicious vegan burgers, and they tasted even better because I was enjoying his company as well. 🙂
Day 29: A good cardio session makes me happy. I did an hour of cardio instead of my usual 30 minutes (before my personal training session) and I felt GOOD. I really worked up a sweat–I practically had to drag myself back to my car I was so tired–but it was totally worth it to ensure I stay fit and healthy.
Day 30: Writing this blog makes me happy. Since I started doing #100HappyDays, I’ve updated my blog more frequently than ever. This makes me extremely happy! I love getting new followers and finding new awesome blogs to follow as a result. I love having a forum to say what I’m thinking and share it publicly. I also love that I can write private posts that no one will ever see just to get things off my chest.
Bonus: Lots of links make me happy! I love linking to other websites from my blog. And this post has three links and an imbedded video, so I am a very happy camper. 🙂
Four days of happiness comin’ atcha in three…two…ONE:
Day 7: Safe travels make me happy. My parents headed back to Kentucky on this day, so it was bittersweet for me. I was sad to see them go, but happy when I got the text from my mom telling me they made it back safely. I always worry about them when they travel–too many crazy drivers out there for my comfort–so getting the confirmation that their travels were safe put a big smile on my face.
Day 8: Staff Meeting (oddly enough) makes me happy. Most folks wouldn’t say they enjoy attending a staff meeting at work, especially when that meeting is over two hours long. But I enjoy attending the monthly staff meeting at my company. I like learning what’s new with the company and the software and hearing our CEO speak about topics related to the business we do. I also appreciate the monthly grammar tip–who doesn’t want to improve their grammar? 🙂
Day 9: Making dinner with my boyfriend makes me happy. I’ve always been able to throw a recipe together, but wasn’t really someone who enjoyed cooking. That changed after I started cooking with my boyfriend. We make dinners together a few nights a week and it is always more fun cooking with him than when I cook solo. Whether we’re trying something completely new or making an old favorite, we always have a good time. (And the food usually turns out pretty great too! Check out my Instagram for photos of some of the meals we’ve made.)
Day 10: Being appreciated makes me happy. After pinch-hitting for a coworker who was out with a sick kiddo this week, my team lead (TL) told me I was “the reason why we keep the doors open for HIM training.” Apparently this isn’t the only time someone has said that–she said she stole the phrase from another TL who supervised me while my TL was out on maternity leave! In a company of 9,000+ people, it’s easy to fly under the radar. I love helping others and I don’t need to be recognized for it, but knowing that someone notices and appreciates the ways I help out makes me very happy indeed.
Day 6: Spending time with family makes me happy.
Most of my family is still in Kentucky, and since I’ve been living in Wisconsin I’ve often felt disconnected from them. I was born and raised in Kentucky, surrounded by family, and I miss being able to see them whenever I want and keep up with the ins and outs of their daily lives. Today though, I got to spend quality time with my parents. We sat around watching tv and talking and had lunch together. That might sound like a boring day to some, but I enjoyed every single minute with them.
And on top of that, my parents and my boyfriend’s parents finally met! I made dinner for everyone at my house and lots of laughs were shared. I am so glad that everyone hit it off and I’m looking forward to the next time we can all get together again.
Bonus: My mom and I got makeovers today at Sephora. I am always happy in Sephora. 🙂 (And our makeup turned out great!)