As I was sitting in on a Saturday eve anyway, I thought I may as well put my time to good use and write up a little post. I like to inject a personal element in to this here blog every once in a while because I think that’s kind of the point of a blog over a magazine or whatever.
I started up this mini series a couple of years back and really wanted to make it a thing, but I guess I just didn’t have many reasons to be happy back then. I’ve been overthinking far too much lately and really, really undervaluing everything I have (which is lots, I have lots of reasons to be happy) and I think one of the reasons I’ve been feeling so down is because I haven’t had my usual positive mindset. I feel like I’ve had a bout of really bad luck recently and I’ve definitely been in a self-pitying mood, so with a lot of help and inspiration from the brilliant Rosie’s weekly series, I thought I would get my act together and start appreciating things more.
I think I’ve said before that when I get a little down, I start making lists of things to be happy and grateful for – I sound like a truly depressing dame right now, don’t I? I promise I’m usually pretty laid back and appreciating but lately that’s not how it’s been at all. So here goes, reasons to be happy this week…
01. Living in the city. This morning Jordan and I had a lazy morning (someone was hungover)(it wasn’t me) before jumping out of bed just after 11 (I’d been up since 7 but working from bed, the best) to go and get some breakfast. We live right in the centre of Glasgow so a lot of restaurants and other places are a few minutes walk away – admittedly we’ll have to give this up soon when we eventually move but for now I just love being able to jump in to town whenever I need to. We went to Brown’s for breakfast which was pretty delicious, and then had a quick charity shop. At one point Jordan made me laugh so much when we were walking down the street that people were turning around to see what was wrong (with me). Things like this are what we do best and I think it’s good to have some time away from everything else to appreciate these things.
02. Having a great readership. I find that sometimes it’s hard to appreciate your following when you’re mainly a blogger. Now that I’ve decided to give YouTube a rest, I am wondering a lot more about how I’m doing in running this blog – I do feel that there’s a difference between the following of the two and I like that. The comments and feedback I get on here are always inspiring and that’s what keeps me motivated. I feel like blogging is more refreshing and although you don’t see a follower count rising constantly like YouTube, I still get so much joy out of writing a blog – obviously it’s mostly down to you cool cats so a-thank ya.
03. Hints of spring. Oh Glasgow, you don’t half make us suffer with the weather sometimes! I do have to admit that the stream of sunshine in the mornings is really helping, it always lifts my mood and the cherry blossoms, longer evenings and bunches of fresh blooms are what this time of year is all about!
04. Being more creative. One reason why I love blogging over YouTube as it’s so easy to let your creative side just flow and produce some great content. This works for Instagram too, I just love snapping away and creating lovely content that is appreciated by all. My photography has come a long was since I started blogging, and I’m feeling more and more happy with what I produce.
05. Pinning! You guys should know by now that I am literally obsessed with Pinterest. I could spend my entire day on there and not think anything of it, entire weeks could pass and I’d still be getting my ‘dream house’ board just right. I know I’m not alone in this!
What are your reasons to be happy this week? Let me know what you think of this series and whether I should keep it up…
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