- Thank the blogger who tagged you!
- List 15 of your Small Joys (They can be as weird, random, and silly as you want to make them!)
- Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!)
- Have fun with it!( I 100% did)
I’m back after a series of grueling exams that have thankfully come to an end!! Ideally, I should have studied weeks in advance but procrastination got the better of me. It’s great to be back and I’ll return to posting more frequently 🙂
Thank you to the lovely Bayance for nominating me for my SECOND award!!! I’m in disbelief at this point and I don’t even know what to say! 💕❤️I already love doing tags but, this one brought me so much joy(hahaha, get it) in thinking of things that bring me happiness. Thinking of things that bring you joy is such an important thing to do and it helped me appreciate all that I have and all that I’m grateful for.
1.Waking up bright and early (preferably before the rest of my family)
Not that I don’t like my family but, I love waking up early and just having some quiet time to myself. After I shower, I turn on WQXR, a classical music radio station,( how retro of me, I know) and either read or reflect. If I wake up early enough, I’ll watch the sunrise which is such a calming experience.
- Family Gatherings
This consists of everything from communion parties to a mere social outing. I just love seeing and spending time with my family which, I don’t do nearly as much as I want to. I have a very extensive family and I haven’t even met all of my cousins! Every summer, we usually go on a big family beach trip which is one of the highlights of my summer.
- Scrolling through the internet for memes/quotes from my fandoms
This is a bit of an obsession of mine and one that I devote too much time to.The best way is to show you…… 😉
4. Summer days when the sun goes down at around 8pm
Isn’t it so satisfying when it’s 7:40 and it’s still light outside?!When the sun is out longer it makes the day feel longer(which it actually is).
- Getting lost in a book
Okay, quick story-time for this one. One day(when I was younger) my mother and I decided to go to the library to check out some new books(this happens often because I go through books quickly). Anyways, I picked up some book in the YA section and just fell in love with it instantly. I decided to sit down on the floor behind a table so I could read in peace. About ten minutes later my mother had searched the entire library and had not found me. So she went up to the front desk and asked them to call my name. The first few times they called my name I didn’t hear because I was so invested in the book but, eventually I was like wait, is that my name being called?
Anyways, I think you get the point. Getting lost in a good book is such
a joyful experience that sometimes you stay up late just to finish it(guilty as charged).
- Running in the rain
Usually, when it raining its the perfect temperature: not too cold and not too hot. The breeze and the rain falling is refreshing and makes for the perfect outing on a rainy day.
7. Writing and receiving emails
“You’ve got mail”! Okay so maybe our emails don’t say that anymore when we open them but, I love receiving new mail nonetheless! As it turns out half my mail is from sites that I regret subscribing to and another 30 percent is devoted to mail from my school but, I take what I can. While texting is more convenient and quicker for sure, I just love that in emails you can write as much as you want and it feels much more personal.
8.The first sip from a cup of hot chocolate
Full of perfect bliss because every sip after that gets better and better( can you tell I’m obsessed with hot cocoa?).
9. Reading diaries and scrapbooks from my youth
From a young age, I was invested in writing so I would write (my handwriting up until fifth grade was atrocious so, it’s a mystery how my teachers could even read my work) in numerous books about everything and nothing. It’s a total blast from the past reading what I wrote many years ago and it’s also very amusing.! The things I cared about way back then seem so trivial now but, it’s also great to relive memories that I may have forgotten. If you want to get super nostalgic and sappy and emotional, I would really recommend doing this 😉
The ultimate comfort food that reminds me of home. Don’t let the cauliflower part fool you into thinking its healthy because its baked with cream and cheese!!!
They say laughter is the greatest medicine in the world and, there not wrong. I have been told that I am an “easy-laugher” because I can laugh at almost anything but, I can’t make others laugh often. My sister has the ability to find humor and jokes in the weirdest situations which I always find astonishing. The few times I do make her laugh are extremely rare so, I hold on to them.
Listening to peoples different laughs is also quite amusing. My brother has what I like to call a wheezing laugh and he can sometimes even full outcry while laughing. A friend of mine has a more cackling sort of laugh and someone people have such a contagious laugh that everyone around them joins in laughing without knowing why.
12.Going to bed knowing you can sleep as much as you want because you have no prior engagements in the morning
Summer vacation in a nutshell 😉
13.Animals(baby animals specifically because, aren’t they just the cutest?!!)
Animals can just make you feel instantly better, I think its a skill that they have!
14.The idea of being locked in a library or bookstore
I often fantasize about what it would be like to be locked in a library and I have thought this through very well. First of all, I wouldn’t want any old library or bookstore because it has to be someplace where the selection of books is great and would last me the entire night. I still haven’t found the perfect place but, its a work in progress. Secondly, I would bring some snacks to last me the night but nothing that leaves much of a mess behind. So basically vending machine snacks like M&M’s and Kit Kat’s(I need the sugar to stay up and read)! But most importantly, I would bring a few sweaters and a jacket because libraries can be freezing for whatever reason!
Why does thinking about being locked up in a bookstore bring me joy? It’s an endless amount of books and, libraries and bookstores are like my second home. Do any you book worms want to join me in this hypothetical situation?
This is mainly a fantasy because what are the chances I would get locked up in a library but, who knows? Never say never!
15.Capsizing a boat(hehehe)
I am not a proficient sailor but, I love being at sea. I usually sail on Catamaran boats which are pretty hard to capsize but when it’s really windy, it’s a piece of cake. Cat’s(Catamaran) have two hulls so whenever it was windy, my brother and I would lift one of the hulls out of the water. Then the wind would push and the Cat would be vertical to the water. Contrary to popular opinion(I also didn’t know this before) but, when Cat’s capsize they don’t turn upside down(not usually at least) and stay vertical to the water. To get it back upright, we would have to pull on the netting and then jump back on the Cat.
The whole process of capsizing and getting back on a boat is extremely thrilling but; if you (like my mother) don’t like getting wet or aren’t up for an unexpected adventure , then I would advise simply sailing 😉
Everything Me xx – Everything Me xx is such a lovely blog and her photography skills are out of this world!!! Every picture is so personal and precise that you feel that you’re in that moment.
Avocado Thoughts– Sera’s blog is amazing and I’m always looking forward to reading her latest post!!! Sera always makes me have a BIG smile on my face!! Oooh, did I also mention that I’m obsessed with her blog name!
cLuEless_CerEs– Ceres is such a genuine and enthusiastic person and her posts are always so thoughtful. Despite her protests, she is one of the SWEETEST people ever( yes, I see you there trying to deny what I’m saying).
Elsie LMC – Lucy’s comments are always so thorough and positive and you can tell she puts a lot of thought in her comments and in every post on her blog!!Lucy was also one of the first people to welcome me into the blogosphere and reading her blog always brings me such joy 🙂
Central City Girl – Brin’s posts are always fun to read and she manages to come up with such unique and creative content (tell me your secrets, how do you do that 😉 ?) I’m so happy she decided not to leave the blogosphere!
From a stranger to you– Arena is literally a ball of positivity, always bringing so much happiness to everyone!!!! Reading her blog(or simply talking to her) will make your day TEN TIMES better!!
Okay, so for those of you mathematicians out there yes, I did nominate six people instead of the limit of five(oops, sorry about that).Each and every one of your blogs are amazing and unique and, I stay up late reading them all 😉 Your support means the world to me and I nominate you all to do this tag if you want !!!!