The first question I want to answer is the 5th question on the list:
What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
Because why not start with something happy? I’ve got happiness in spades right now and not that fake happiness that you have to post online to make everyone believe you have your shit together when really, you’re far from it and actually, everyone notices but no one has the balls to tell you because you’ll just accuse them of being unsupportive when they do.
Unsupportive, is that a word? Spell check says no but I have a few bras that say yes.
1 Thing: Obviously my first thing is my boys. I mean, duh. Everyone is getting along fabulously since the move. It’s taken my son little moments to adjust to the changes but he’s doing well. They get along and have fun when I’m not with them (most days) and I don’t think I could ask for more at this point. The fact that I’m now mother to a 12 year old freaks me out but no matter how hard I’ve tried, I can’t stop time. I need a time turner necklace.
Another thing: Work. I can’t ever say before this that I’ve been happy with a job. Just straight off the bat, happy. Every job has it’s problems but I can’t think of any that prohibit me from saying how much I love my job. I love working for Starbucks. I love my partner family. I am incredibly lucky to go somewhere 8 hours a day and genuinely enjoy the people I have to interact with. There’s no drama, there’s no gossip or hurt feelings. We just have fun. We laugh a lot and we like our customers and when you’re around other people who enjoy what they are doing, it changes everything. As Alanis would say, “I’m broke but I’m happy.” Also, I have an addiction to coffee and coffee mugs. I’m pretty sure they don’t make a rehab for that, not that I’d go anyways.
Third Thing: Reading. I’ve thrown myself violently back into reading. I set my goal to 100 books to read this year and I want to make it. I can lose hours in a book and as you tell yourself that you don’t have that kind of time, well I can say that I don’t either. Except I do. Sometimes I put my phone down and pick up a book in my Kindle instead. And that’s ok. You make time for the things you love and the things that make you feel good and books are one of my things.
“People always ask me why I reread books if I already know what’s going to happen. I tell them it’s like watching a movie you’ve already seen, only better.”
A Fourth Thing: My dragons. Look, I know that any kind of lizard freaks some people out. I used to be sitting right there with you going, “EWWW!” but WE CAN ALL CHANGE PEOPLE. When Ant first showed me how calm and awesome bearded dragons were, I changed my mind. I love animals and having pets and I knew we were going to end up with some. And we did and we love them and they are just as much a part of our family as any other pet we have. It’s funny to me that people will support you getting a cute dog but when you get anything weird, it’s easier for them to not acknowledge that. My beardies are my babies and even if you like them or not, they are seriously awesome. And soooo cute. Yes they are. Honestly, I have two more different reptiles that I have been looking at so our herp family will expand sooner or later. Just not to snakes. No snakes.
The Fifth Thing: Baseball is back. Like I’d leave out the Dodgers on a list of things that make me happy. You don’t even know ow me if you thought I would. I’m stoked about this year. New changes to the stadium, new season seats in a better section and the team has more money to spend? It’s going to be awesome.
Listing 5 things that make me happy was easy. I know a lot of people can’t say the same but taking a few minutes to think of 5 things never hurt anyone.
I hope you have 5 things that make you happy too.