When something bad happens in your life, something that can really shake you up and terrify you , it makes you think about all the things you could potentially lose and that you have and take for granted (I don't mean like the memes on insta when you think back to when you could breathe freely when your nose is blocked). So over the Easter weekend I took a little time to think about the things, however small and insignificant that make me happy, especially at this time of year.
Yea you heard me, daylight, beautiful, beautiful natural light. There is something that really calms me and sets me up nicely for the day when I wake up to sunlight streaming through my curtains and the birds tweeting away. Working 9-5 means that throughout winter I can merely admire it through the window, because every hour that I'm not working during the week, is in darkness. meh. Also the joy of being able to photograph whenever I bloody want! THE JOY.
I have just been dragging my arse through the cold weeks lusting over summer clothes and warm beaches, the thought of summer is carrying me through. I have a ten day holiday to Portugal booked with Ryan for July and I CANNOT WAIT. Ryan really wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before, the only place both of us had been was Morocco so at first it seemed a nice idea and easily done, however I had quite a blessed childhood really (thanks dad you angel) and got to see a lot of places. So maybe it wasn't so easy. After a lot of discussion we decided on somewhere I had been before. Portugal. I think there is something quite nice and re-assuring about knowing what to expect when you've spent so much money on a holiday and I love everything about Portugal and I know Ryan will too. Summer also brings with it my birthday and the big 22 which I'm oddly excited about turning.
We've always had a dog as a family and I am such an animal lover no matter what animal it is. So for my 21st Birthday I asked for a Pomeranian, I paid over half for her so it was more of a 'can I have another dog in the house' for my birthday kinda thing and it was the best thing I ever did. As Lulu is my dog I've built such a bond with her that she is literally like my child. She goes bonkers when I leave her (even to go for a bath, jeez) and the happiness she displays when I get home from work is just the cutest thing you have ever seen. She goes everywhere with me and I think I am now officially Pom obsessed. I NEED 5 MILLION OF THE FLUFF BALLS.
What has been making you happy recently?