I’m adopting this idea from the website I’ve been frequenting, iCiNG. I’ve been in somewhat of a slump lately, and part of that has caused me not to be able to keep up a positive attitude. It’s my hope that by taking the time to think about things that I like and that make me happy, I’ll be able to concentrate more on the positive aspects of my life rather than the negative.
[And as a side note, I attribute my negativity to a few outside sources that I’m personally working on changing. I’ve always been a carefree, happy girl my entire life until I moved here a few years ago and started working. I’ve been able to find temporary happiness by way of shopping, or doing something fun with Jon, but I finally have had enough of being sad as a whole. Getting and keeping a positive attitude is my first start.]
My Job… and Shopping Okay, I know. The first one on my list is the very thing that’s stressing me out as of late. BUT, having said job enables me to do one of my favorite things, which is shop. Not just for clothes, but apartment decorations, bath and body products, food (I’m one of those weirdos who actually enjoy grocery shopping), books, crafty supplies. You name it, if it’s found at a store then I enjoy buying it. I’m actually trying to cut back on the amount of stuff that I own, because trust me, after moving, you truly see how many useless items you possess. So I’m working to go through all of it and donate what I can. I found a consignment shop I can give some of my clothes to, and in return I get a little money. Now normally, I’d donate my clothes to Goodwill, however since I have an assload of clothes to get rid of, I need to replenish the supply, if you know what I mean. More shopping! But I need to be smart about it. No more okay looking shirts just because they’re mega on sale. At this point I’d rather have fewer things that I love, than a ton of clothes in my drawer that I constantly pass by because I’m already tired of them.
Autumn Weather I find the fall/autumn/whatever you want to call it a wonderful time of year. The mornings are crisp and cool, the afternoons are warm enough to wear a light jacket and cute scarf, or sometimes go without. I often find it bittersweet, saying goodbye to summer and watching as the plants lose both color and life. However there’s that short time that the leaves are bright red and orange, crunching as you step on them. While you’re outside you smell the scent of wood burning stoves waft through the air. Front porches are adorned with pumpkins and potted mums. Hot apple cider and cinnamon-sugar covered cider donuts are a special treat at fall festivals. With Halloween just around the corner, I have an excuse to stash my favorite fun-sized candy bars in my candy jar. Slowly the weather goes from a lovely chill to downright cold, trees are completely bare and my light jacket is replaced by my wool coat. While I’m sad to say goodbye to autumn, the holiday season creeps up and introduces a new set of joys to be happy about.
Whew! I’ve rambled on so much already! I suppose today I’ll just leave it at that because I don’t like making long Tumblr posts. Hopefully I can keep this up and incorporate more happiness back into my life. A