Monday, August 3, 2009

If It Makes You Happy

Remember that Sheryl Crow song? (...it can't be that baaaad.) I loved it. Anyhoo, I am... well, VERY happy right now! And I have been for the last couple weeks. And for someone who spent the majority of the last 3 years of her life very unhappy and often depressed, it feels AMAZING.

It feels like slipping into cold, clean sheets after a long day in the Texas heat. Like the first time the boy you like holds your hand. Like lounging on the beach, sipping a frozen cocktail and reading a really good book. Like laying in this hammock. It's divine.

Why am I so happy? Because...

- My birthday is in 8 days, and so far my plans include: (1) taking the day off (of my actual birthday - a Tuesday) and spending the day doing yoga, swimming at Barton Springs, and having a delicious sushi dinner, all with a gorgeous friend; (2) a fancy afternoon tea at The Crescent in Dallas with gal pals from law school; (3) spending this weekend with my Momma in good ole Rowlett, TX; (4) a few hours at the spa next Saturday; and (5) a super fun birthday potluck dinner Chez moi with a bunch of fun and fabulous friends. YAY 26!!

- My BFFEFEFEFF from college and i have decided to go to Miami over Halloween weekend. Holllaaaa!! I've never been 2 Miami, and I can't wait for our fun reunion! :)

- I'm eating the best green tea ice cream ever.

- I'm signing up for a knitting class AND a running class!

- These were two of the BEST decisions of my life.

I hope YOU are happy, dear readers, because you often make my days the happiest.

12 comments:

Kirsten said...

So glad you are happy! Reading your blog makes me happy! It's great to hear things are going well for you and it sounds like you have quite the fun birthday planned!

Sarah said...

Yay! I'm glad you are feeling much better lately! Sounds like you have some amazing birthday plans too!

kimberly wilson said...

sounds divine and much deserved! xo

Vienna said...

Everything in this post exudes happiness! Thank you for sharing the beautiful images and the fab bithday plans! Keep smiling!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

So glad things are improving. You also sound like you have a fun birthday planned...

C said...

Sounds like all wonderful and well deserved treats to look forward to Carolyn..Enjoy your Birthday Month! xo Carolyn

Rachel said...

So happy you're all smiles :) You are leading by example, and I would like to follow suit!

Melita said...

yay i am so happy for you. i knew it would turn around though. sometimes happiness comes from a shift in your perspective and the other things follow. congrats my darling!

naturally nina said...

i am so excited for you! :) you deserve every happiness in the world. :)

Suz said...

Is your birthday the 11th? Mine is the 12th! Yay for August babies! I have no idea what I am going to do for mine. Maybe I should take some time to plan it out so I can get happy too :)

City Girl said...

Yay for happiness lists :) and so glad you are feeling so happy :)

Lynne from NY said...

You made me smile today :)