Today I’m going to talk about 5 things that have made me happy this week, because starting off your week thinking about things that you are grateful in your life is a beautiful way to live your life. Also because one of my favorite bloggers, Carly Cristman, came up with this and I saw it yesterday and was like, “OMG. THIS IS BRILLIANT.” Those were my exact thoughts. And now here we are. I’m drinking tea out of my cat mug and my roommate’s cat is getting mad at me because I’m sitting on the bar stools that are too high for him to get to and he wants attention. #DivaAlert. Anyways, let’s get started.
One) I DON’T HAVE TO WORK TODAY. YOU GUYS. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. Okay so yes, technically it’s Columbus Day, and maybe some lucky individuals get the day off, but I get the day off today because the past month of work has been brutal. If you don’t know, I do social media in the entertainment business. And our movie launched last weekend, so those weeks leading up to release day literally drained everything out of me and more. And my work is composed of wonderful people who understand that burnout is a real thing. So, today, I have no responsibilities at all. And so of course I’m spending all day blogging (duh) and catching up on life.
Usually Mondays are all like:
But today, Monday is all like:
Two) Santa Barbara. LA is stressful and crowded and hot, and I truthfully don’t know how I survive here. My boyfriend is from Santa Barbara, so we occasionally go there for the weekend, and this past weekend was one of those weekends! It’s nice to get out of the hustle and the bustle every once in a while and just relax. And while neither of us have the time to go on an actual vacation right now, Santa Barbara is a good middle ground. The best beaches. The best coffee shops. The best food. And best of all, no alarm clocks.
Three) I was hired full-time! Up until this point, I was worked as a contractor with the promise of a potential full-time hire. AND IT HAPPENED. Which is monumental, and also terrifying if we’re being honest. As you can tell from the whole “they’re giving me a day off from over-working me,” this kind of job can take a lot out of you. But at the same time, whenever I take a step back and look at the kind of things I get to do on a daily basis, I can’t help but be grateful that this is actually my life. I remember how many teachers, counselors, friends and peers used to tell me that dream jobs don’t exist.. This is my dream job. It exists.
Four) Augustus. Augustus is my roommate’s cat. You know, the one that currently meowing in agony over my lack of playing with him. Gussie for short, and Augustus Waters for long. As somebody who grew up in a house with animals running around everywhere ever since I was little, I crave the presence of a cat or a dog in my life. Hopefully I’ll get one of my own at some point in the next few years, but until then it’s nice to have Augustus to keep me company while I work.
Five) MAGAZINES. Okay, not gonna lie, I get all of my magazines because the person who used to live in my apartment never changed her address and she has a lot of magazine subscriptions and AM I SUPPOSED TO JUST LET THEM GO TO WASTE?!? No. The answer is no. I love magazines because they are mindless entertainment that is not on a screen, and secondly because they are major blog inspiration. Product features, advice columns, layout inspiration, and so much more.
Those are my five things. What are your things? Think about it :)