Sunday. The beginning of a new week. I took a much needed day off for some me time. No laundry, no cleaning, no dishes. Just lots of couch time with Justin, Ollie and my iPad. I tend to have ADD when I’m on my iPad. I’m catching up on Facebook, uploading pictures of Ollie to Instagram, checking email, browsing Pinterest, and looking at the upcoming weather forecast – all simultaneously. While on Pinterest, I stopped and looked at some of the boards I’ve created. I don’t know what comes over me, but I am always inspired by the thousands of pins I look through. That’s when I decided that this week I will begin with a new me.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m lazy. When I come home from work, I want to do absolutely nothing. I have zero energy. All I want to do is eat and go to sleep. More often than not, that’s what I do. I just complained to Justin the other night about how unhappy I was with myself and the way I looked and felt.
I glanced at my workout board and decided to find some new workout ideas (I’m really over my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd right now and I haven’t worked out in weeks). In my search I saw some workouts using a stability ball. STABILITY. BALL. I have one upstairs collecting dust! I pinned a couple different workouts to try this week. I also came across some pins about eating healthy which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to look for recipes for fruit infused water. They looked easy enough, so I pinned them, bought an infuser water bottle from Amazon and promptly went to the grocery store and bought the entire fruit section.
So, this week begins a new me. New workouts to try and a new fruit infuser water bottle on the way. I hope this can be something I stick with. I will share my results with you in the coming weeks! Wish me luck 🙂
Have a great week, y’all!
Who would I like to read my blog? Everyone, of course! 🙂
Are you an animal lover? Are you obsessed with pugs? Do you like to cook or bake? Do you want to try new recipes? Do you find yourself keeping up with friends and complete strangers day-to-day lives through their blogs? If any of these applies to you, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be great friends 🙂
I guess I don’t really have a specific audience in mind. I intend to share with whomever wants to read silly stories about my pug Ollie, new recipes I’m trying out or the old faithful ones, my latest cake decorating trials and tribulations, my journey through planning a wedding, and everything else in between. I want to you to see that there are positive things in every day life that can make you happy and make your life happy.
Those are just a few of my happy places in life. I look forward to telling you all about them and lots more!
My Ollie Bug
Welcome to the Finding Happy Places blog! My name is Jessica and I’m from North Carolina. I am a small town girl who loves pugs, collecting cookbooks, and chocolate. I am also still relatively new to blogging even though I started my blog in 2014 and I hope to learn a lot with Blogging 101 🙂
Why am I here? Good question. I became interested in blogging after seeing a few friends share their personal blogs on Facebook and I enjoyed reading about their families and daily lives. I added blogging to my New Year’s Resolution list and set out to start my own. I started writing a few posts here and there over the course of 2014 and into 2015 and would also go through lazy spells for months at a time but still found myself reading other blogs that I follow.
I have decided to stop being lazy, sign up for this course and continue learning about blogging. I want to blog about every day life (i.e. family, friends, my pug – Ollie, my wedding planning journey, cooking, etc.), finding something positive about each day (I call them ‘happy places’). When I first began blogging, I started a Marvelous Monday series each week to recap on things that made me happy over the previous week. I wanted to bring a little sunshine to Mondays since they’re often the least favorite day of the week and because a lot of people always focus on Fridays on their blogs. I wouldn’t mind continuing to do something like that.
I look forward to sharing my happy places in life with you and I hope you’ll share yours with me!