100 Days of Happiness

I told my little cousin yesterday that he can’t live life trying to please everyone, and I think that I should take my own advice.

There’s always going to be someone who hates you a little bit for no reason. Everyone has their own problems, and I can’t spend my life trying to please people or spend so much time rewriting status updates and what not. From now on, I’m going to make an effort to mean what I say and say how I feel — to be more genuine on the internet, because those who are genuine are the most liked people! Shaycarl wouldn’t have gotten where he was if he wasn’t genuine. I’m going to work on embracing myself for who I am, so I can move on and grow.

Spent the day at a photoshoot for our club. Got lots of great pictures, and I felt way more comfortable at this shoot than I ever have with someone taking my picture! I think I’m starting to be a little more confident in myself. It’s a good feeling! I’m starting the 100 happy day challenge today — really awesome. Goodnight everyone! xo

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It’s All in the Details.

I had the best day today.

I woke up at 10am, got ready for school, and walked to the C line. Instead of listening to podcasts on my iPhone like I usually do, I just enjoyed the busy silence of the day and the fresh air. It’s kind of a problem that I’m always plugged into the Internet. It’s really nice to unplug & enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I participated twice in my political thought class today! And I also talked to this guy, A, who sits next to me. He used to be in my comp sci class, but I had never talked to him then. He seems really nice – I’m pretty sure he’s a freshman. I think that my participating in class is either scaring people away from being my friend or making me more likeable… I really hope it’s not making me unlikeable. I always admire people who participate in class.

I went to MB today with my friend, and it was pretty good! By the end, we were both chocolate wasted. I only finished half of the “chocolate pizza” I got. I ended up getting it wrapped up and giving it to a homeless guy. When I gave it to him, I was scared of possibly offending him. As we walked closer, I was trying to think of something non-offensive to say, and I ended up just saying, “Do you want this? It’s chocolate.” Eh, I’m kind of wincing right now, because it sounds kind of douchey of me to have said that, but oh well. He responded with “Chocolate?!” and then he took it, and now that I think about it, I think he went back to talking on his cellphone….. Uh… Well he had a cup of change..? Maybe this is his part-time job. I’m really confused now.

T and I found a boutique called No Rest for Bridget, and everything in there is so wonderful and gorgeous and beautiful and spectacular and fabulous. Everything in the store is something I would have picked to be in the store. I found a vegan leather (I don’t know what that means) jacket on sale! It was $70, and I got it for $40. T got a gorgeous off-white lace dress with a little semi-circle cut-out in the back. Very Spencer-esque (from Pretty Little Liars). I’ve been looking for a leather jacket for 3 years, and I finally found one that I absolutely love. Here are some pictures:

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Then I took T to Lush & got a shampoo bar called “Jumping Juniper.” Here’s the description from the website:

Herbal hair magic to transform oily hair

Our purple shampoo bar jumps into action to sort out oil problems on top. It cleans away grease and balances sebum production for soft, shiny (in the good way) hair. Fruity juniperberry oil sorts out your oily, congested scalp, while lemon and lime make your hair clean and shiny and give it an extra fresh scent. The incredible herbal duo, lavender and rosemary are superpowers if youโ€™re having troubles in the oil department. Rosemary has been used for hundreds of years for its anti-bacterial capabilities, while lavender is known for its ability to balance and soothe the scalp. You’ll be jumping for joy in no time!

I’m going to try it tonight & I’ll let you know what I think. The bar should be good for 40 washes. We’ll see if that works out, because I always end up using way too much liquid shampoo. I’m skeptical about the lather of this, because it looks like a bar of soap, so I hope it proves me wrong… ๐Ÿ™‚ I got the extra tin too, so it would last longer & so I could hold future shampoo bars in it (if this relationship works out haha..)

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When I came home, my dad was in the garage assembling his new snowblower. I just thought to myself, ‘ah, these are little moments that I’m going to remember.’ And these moments are so ordinary, but they’re so special. Since my mom went out to dinner with some old co-workers, my dad suggested that we go out to eat. I was kind of nervous, because it can be very awkward being alone with my dad – he doesn’t really talk much, and I don’t really have much to talk to him about… but it ended up being a great night. We walked to a vietnamese restaurant that we’ve been going to for years (we both got beef pho – I got a small order, and he got a large order, like always), and he told me about the old days when he used to own a restaurant, how he was lucky to have sold it for the amount that he did, he talked about how BC kids used to order from his restaurant late at night after football games, and we talked about my sister and her boyfriends (haha…yeah, me and my dad were gossiping). He said that he hoped my sister would get married soon, and I told him that I noticed a lot of my cousins still weren’t married, and they were 30+ (I have about 13 cousins). And he said, “You need to find the right person before you get married!” And I said that I knew, but it’s just interesting how most of my cousins who are 30+ are still not married, and is this an epidemic, and will I be affected, and I don’t really think so, but who knows. When we were about to leave, the waitress stopped us and told my dad he forget his white cap. Yup, that’s my dad. ๐Ÿ™‚ The little things just make me really happy. We walked home together, and it wasn’t awkward at all. He told me that he had made some kind of pumpkin soup concoction. When we came home, there was a box of oranges my dad’s boss had given to him, and my dad asked if I wanted to try one to see if it was sweet or not, and I said I would try it later, and five minutes later, he told me that it was sweet. I saw that my pumpkin that I had gotten from school was still on the staircase, and I said, “hey, my pumpkin’s still here!” and he said, “Yeah, I used the green one that mom got, because I don’t know if orange pumpkins taste good.” And I don’t eat pumpkins, so I don’t know, but I told him that other people ate orange pumpkins.ย And I’m writing all of these little things down so I won’t forget them, because I already almost forgot everything just now as I was typing, and I always want to remember this day. (Note to self: If you’re reading this one day when dad is gone, remember this day & know that he loves you very much & that the very last thing that he would want for you is to be miserable over him being gone & that he wants you to live a happy life & not spend your life being miserable. Ok? Ok.)

I’ve been having really good days today. I think it’s definitely linked to getting enough sleep and eating better.

Anyway, happy Friday! If you’re feeling down, go out and do something new this weekend! xo