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The Happy List Vol. 1


(Kind of embarrassing how these “series” only go up to one or two, but if it’s not working—it’s not working!)

Anyway, I saw this over at Camie’s blog and thought I’d give it a shot. Just a short & sweet list of little things that make me happy. Actually, come to think of it, this might actually be better suited for Maybe Very Happy. Remember that? I’ve got as-of-yet vague plans for that one. My little projects always fizzle out and die, but this is not a place to talk about those things. This post is for happiness!

  1. Making plans and having the energy and motivation to pursue said plans.
  2. Time away from the city.
  3. The Drums.
  4. Online learning, especially when you’re out of school.
  5. New shoes with embroidered eyes.
  6. Finishing not one, but two, books after a stint of no reading!
  7. Cooking my own food, even if the recipes are really simple.
  8. Emotional catharsis.
  9. Messages in the middle of the night from friends halfway around the world.
  10. Learning to define and reach success on your own terms.

I don’t know why I feel embarrassed about this, but I’m looking to grow my blog’s audience. I guess, for a long time, I’ve felt that an organic growth was the ideal. And I still do feel that, but I feel like I am at a point also where I want to create substantial content that helps people, even a little.

And, as a little bit of “casual consumption,” I wanted to talk a bit about the T.V. shows I currently am watching. I’m following Penny Dreadful, which has an annoying name. I was pretty interested in it because I was a big fan of LXG. Also, the show has Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett… I mean. You know what I mean. I’ve also gotten into Orphan Black, which is coming along quite nicely, and Veep, Inside Amy Schumer, and Workaholics, all of which are hilarious. My T.V. list sounds long, but that’s because it is.

T.V. makes me really happy, I guess! I haven’t found a show I love as much as the ones I’ve been attached to for years, though.

Check out Wild-Spirit for other blogs that have their own lists of happy. :)

P.S. If you want to keep up with this blog, because I foresee a more regular posting schedule, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@presidents), or this blog on Bloglovin’ or an RSS feed reader.

Originally posted in May 2014.
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