10 Things That Make Me Really Happy


If you’ve read my last blog post, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the first post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 1: List 10 Things That Make You Really Happy

1. My Boyfriend

The number one thing, or should I say person, that keeps me happy is my boyfriend, George. He keeps me constantly and consistently happy each and every day. He keeps me happy just by being there with my physically and there for me emotionally/mentally. He keeps me grounded so I’m not crazy or anxious all the time and he makes me smile at least 5 times a day with his personal humor/jokes. That, and I hug him every hour at least once, you can ask him, but that makes me happy. His overall presence lightens up my mood, every single time. Not to mention he cooks for me, and I love food (jk it is a perk but he’s much more than that).

2. My Dogs

My dogs, Robin and Riley, are the second-most things that make me happy. They’re always mostly so energetic, besides at night when they’re ready to go to bed. They’re always excited when I walk in the apartment and they love, love, love to cuddle. They themselves are happy beings, so it’s hard not to also be happy, along with all these other reasons that they make me happy.

3. My Friends

Being with my friends is always fun, even if we’re just chilling and doing something ordinary. They also make me laugh from the stupid stuff we say/do. We also make really good memories. It’s actually sad how little we get to see each other these days because of how busy we’ve all become.

4. Food

Food will always be high-ranked when it comes to making me happy. Food never disappoints me, man. Unless it’s something I don’t like to eat, because I am a very picky eater, but I don’t do that to myself that often, so most of the time I enjoy what I eat. Speaking of enjoying what I eat, George by far makes the best food. I mean he’s basically like a personal chef at this point. My favorites by him are fried rice, chicken, any pasta with his Alfredo sauce, any of his pies, cookies, and panned pizza.

5. A Good Makeup/Hair Day

A good makeup or hair day always results in a more confident me. I know that if I’m out in public with my hair all frizzy or with my under eyes showing, something in me just would rather less people to see me. There is not a good feeling associated with it, even though I know I’m not ugly and looks don’t matter compared to personality, there is still not that much confidence without these two. It’s actually pretty sad, but that’s how I feel about it.

6. Getting Into Fresh Sheets/Clothes

Having fresh sheets or clothes on makes me happy because it just alleviates some stress. If I’m taking these out straight from the dryer and they’re still warm, it’s even better. I have a king-sized bed, positioned in the corner of the room, so you can imagine the struggle/hassle I have to go through to make the bed each time. After the sheets are on, especially after a long day and after a nice shower, it is simply the BEST feeling.

7. Having a Free Day

Having a free day means endless possibilities. It means stress-free and nonchalant. I can sleep in and not have to worry about everyday things (as much). I can plan my day at a slow pace and just enjoy it. It’s kind of like the vacation day of the week. These days are really good to have if you’re a full time student, full time worker, and especially if you’re both! Luckily for me I don’t work anymore for this semester, so all I have to worry about is school. My true free days are Thursdays because that is also my rest day for the week for my workout schedule, so I can really take the day off. I’m not saying to completely neglect your responsibilities, like studying regularly, because then you’d just have a procrastination problem.

8. Sleeping In

Being able to sleep in is one of my favorite things to do. This kind of goes hand in hand with having a free day because when you have a free day, you’re able to do things like sleep in. You don’t have to worry about being on time for class or work. You can just enjoy the day without being tired.

9. Getting New Things

Getting new things, gift or not, is always fun for me. Trust me, it could be anything. I’m boring lol I could consider groceries as one of these. But, a recent example is I bought this set of bluetooth headphones to use at the gym. I got tired of my regular iPhone headphones that connect to my phone constantly being pulled/in the way. It feels a lot nicer to not have to worry about pulling the cord from my ears or to be dependent on holding my phone in order to just listen to music. I can now listen to music with my phone on the ground next to me, on the ground as I move weights, or on the treadmill as I run. I also took a lot of consideration on which ones I wanted to get because I didn’t want to spend so much on headphones, but I also wanted decent quality headphones, mostly towards the sound quality. I’ve only ever owned iPhone headphones, and I didn’t want to spend $200 on AirPods, and usually the silicone earbuds come out of my ears, so it was tough. But, I have listened through other headphones and I have to say they were really bad, so I tried to avoid the ones that were said to sound cheap. The ones that I got sound really good, especially in bass and are very close to noise-cancelling. I’d say they sound close to the expensive kinds like Beats. Anyways, there’s a thrill for ordering/receiving/trying out new things and getting to know the perks.

10. Discovering New Music/Show

If you know me, you know that I take music very seriously. Music is one of those things that I rely on to make me feel better, get me motivated, or just for fun. I even play music even on a 2 minute car ride to throw out trash or to Publix. In the future I’ll go into a detailed explanation on my music. In general though, I organize my music based on mood. My main 2 playlists on Spotify are my Lit playlist or my Chill Vibes one. I usually listen to either or at the gym, depending on my mood; Chill Vibes more when I’m by myself; and I play Lit more when I’m with my friends. I tend to reorganize them regularly, just because I can get tired of songs (you know the ones that you start to skip every time they come on) or because I add new music to them. I absolutely love discovering new artists/music, though. There’s just something to the vibes that I get because it’s kind of like it gets me. I don’t really know how to explain the feeling. Now discovering and watching shows is a completely different thing that I also enjoy. You can catch me binge watching a show in my free time (or while I’m procrastinating, either or). My latest show I’ve been hooked on is Lucifer. There are only 3 seasons of it on Netflix and I’m already close to finishing the second season. I think I started watching it like a week (maybe two) ago. It’s just one of those things that is hard for me to stop because of how it captures me in it. Of course I’d have to press pause eventually. I just love the drama into some shows and it’s fun for me. There are days where I’m not in the mood for these lazy days, like I’d feel like going out or just doing something else.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

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This Christmas


George and I spent this Christmas weekend with his family, since they came up to visit. It was the most fun I’ve had in awhile to be honest. And let me just say, there were almost as many dogs as there were humans.


12/20/18

Let’s start with Thursday night. Thursday was supposed to be spent by George and I baking pies, cookies, and working out. Instead, that day went horribly wrong; everything just kept taking a turn for the worst. We ended up sleeping in a little too late because we stayed up really late the night before. We went to the store to get everything we needed and when we got back home, we ended up taking a nap. By the time we got to even peeling the applies for the pies, it was already getting late and the sun was going down. When it was time to make the pie crust, the dough kept sticking to the rolling pin, so it just kept making holes. The lattice, however, was the trickiest part. Picking one up to criss cross the pies without it breaking in half took skill. Overall, we probably spent twice as much as we should have. For the pecan pies, they were pretty quick and simple to prepare compared to the apple pies, which we should’ve just started with from the beginning. Next were the cookies, which I made as George wrapped a bunch of Christmas gifts in the other room. I made 4 batches of chocolate chip and M&M cookies. The reason why we made so many pies and cookies was because George had to bring in 2 pies to work and his sister Sarah had to bring in cookies to work also. Half of the pies and cookies were also meant to be shared with their family over the weekend. By the time everything was finished and it was time for us to go to bed, it was already 3 AM.


12/21/18

Before everyone came over on Friday, I spent the day sleeping in more and I made the last pie to bring at night. I took way too long to get ready and then after George and Sarah got off work, we went to Publix to get food for Saturday morning. We got back just in time to meet their family and we all went out to eat at The Grub to celebrate George’s brother’s birthday (Peter). I also brought in the apple pie we made to give him for his birthday. And yes, it tasted delicious.


12/22/18

Everyone woke up bright and early Saturday morning, ready for our big brunch. This time Brian (Sarah’s fiancé) was with us. The dogs were energized and played all morning. There was even this one moment where they were all lined up, but Peter’s dog Gordon messed it up.

George and Sarah made chipped beef, bacon, english muffins, and chocolate chip pancakes. Now, I’ve never had chipped beef before or ever heard of it until just recently, but it was actually really good. And I probably should’ve eaten less bacon, but who’s counting. Everyone also blamed Sarah for running out of water. We proceeded the day by opening up Christmas gifts. (I know, it was a little early for it since Christmas is still 2 day away, but with family, who cares if we have an early Christmas). Before that, George and I surprised everyone by changing into our onesies.

Opening all of our gifts was the funnest part of this weekend. There was just so much appreciation and happiness in the air. There were multiple gifts that some of us really did not have to get considering their prices, but we didn’t care; definitely worth it.

Even the dogs got gifts! Here’s Riley modeling his Adidas hoodie.

After the fun was over, we walked the dogs to the dog park in our neighborhood. This part was also fun for me. We got to wear/use some of our Christmas gifts while watching the dogs play and run around.

When we went back to Sarah’s we all split up to get ready for dinner. Sarah and Brian stayed at their place to start cooking the ham, George and I walked over to our place to get ready and bring the pecan pie (after going to Target to get 2 extra Nintendo controlers and new shoes with Peter), and their parents went to change and bring some extra food to make for dinner. When we all went back to Sarah’s, Peter, Brian, George, and I set up the Nintendo Switch that I got for George and we began to play Smash Ultimate. Riley was exhausted and laid on the couch among us, with Robin literally sitting on him for awhile.

After dinner, we played a few rounds of this game called Wolverine that Peter had introduced to us. This was another fun moment to remember before the night ended. Everyone grew exhausted and we split ways after Peter officially left with Gordon to go home.


12/23/18

Sunday has been nothing but sleeping in, writing, and playing Smash for me. I missed the chance to say goodbye to George’s parents and their dog Delilah before they left to go back to Fort Myers. Looking back at the past couple days, I’d say this Christmas has been one for the books.

P.S. George, I plan on making more fun and happy memories like these for the holidays to come 🙂

P.P.S. Delilah was sleeping on Sarah and Brian’s couch for the majority of the time.


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel