Hey! How ya doing? How’s your January going?? I hope you all had a wonderful new year and 2017 is thus far treating you grandly!!
So I always feel January’s a bit of a funny old time. As a MAHOOSIVE December and Christmas fan I am DEFINITELY always leaning more towards the side of those January blues… HOWEVER this year, I’m quite liking the idea of a fresh start in 2017! I mean it could be ever so slightly something to do with the 6 months out of uni WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE situation I currently have going on.. maybe… you know or not… who really knows. (it definitely is) haha! but yes, unlike usual, I am quite liking this whole new year thaaang.
I know a lot of people are against the whole ‘New Year, New Me’ bandwagon, and we should be able to start making positive changes whenever we want yada yada yada, but I feel there is definitely something in the New Year that just gives that little extra oomph of optimism!!
So I’m going to be honest with you, I was very excited when I started writing this blog. I really enjoyed writing my first few posts, choosing the theme designs and all the bloggy etceteras that go with it. But recently, I can’t help but feel I have slipped back into the stooopid old habit I always do… and that is thinking that everything is not good enough! Like, oh… maybe I shouldn’t be writing this blog because it’s not very adventurous, I don’t go anywhere that exciting, I can’t afford to go abroad anywhere yet, no one really cares about my little adventures, I don’t really know what i’m doing or what i’m talking about blah blah blah. Aaaaaaalllll of that.
Then, after I was done throwing my little toddler tantrum I realized somewhere along the line that the reason I started doing it at all is because it was fun… it made me happy to write these posts… it was something i enjoyed…. huh…
SO if there is one resolution I VOW to keep this year (or try my very best to) it is to always, always, ALWAYS try to KEEP PERSPECTIVE! And do things BECAUSE THEY ARE FUN!! And that that is enough! Because they make me happy! Because they bring more joy into my life! This is something I all too often seem to forget, and not prioritize like I should, so this is definitely something that by the time 2018 rolls around I want to say I improved on, and spent more time doing. Prioritizing doing the things that make me happy, for no other reason that that! They make me happy!!
SO STORY TIME! The reason I am especially mulling over this today, and which has led to this rambley-ass post is because after quite a tiring week, finally my days off rolled around and yep. of course. I got the lurgy. yay. I’m talking sore throat, face swelled to the size of a small planet, nose gushing substances that would gross even Shrek out… and for someone as unable to stay in and sit still as me THIS. IS. NOT. MY. IDEAL!!
So I was sitting in bed this morning, to be honest feeling extremely grumpy at the fact that I didn’t feel at all well enough to go to the BEAAUUTIFUL place I had chosen to visit today for my next blog post when something somewhere in the midst of my self absorbed self pity reminded me that the reason I started writing was because I found joy in it. It does make me happy to delve through my photos, pick my favorites and share them, talk about what i love. I mean that’s why anyone does anything they find joy and passion in right! because it makes them happy! and is there anything really people want more than that? to just be happy!
So as today I am stuck in bed wrapped in a thousand layers and couldn’t make the post i was planning, for you and for myself, I wanted to share with you an assortment of pictures that make me smile, and the whole reason I love photography and writing this blog to begin with. Photos are wonderful because in your low moments they create excitement and hope for exciting and amazing moments to come. I hope you like them! And ya know what? I feel happier already!
P.S I love watching videos and reading articles about how other people find their daily inner happiness so if you fancy please leave me a comment with what makes YOU happy each day! Lots of love and happiness vibes! Always look for the good in each day, ESPECIALLY the crappy days!
Lottie x x x
If you have made it this far down (thanks!) I hope you have enjoyed this post despite it’s random rambleyness! I’d love to see the photos of things that make you happy too!!
I’ll be back sooon!
Lottie x x