Growing Happiness

Remember, happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. -Roy Goodman

Hi guys, today I want to spread some self-love and write about how I’ve changed over the past year and how happy I am with my journey getting there and where I am at now. If you guys want to tell me your stories and tips about how you grow your happiness and your confidence leave them in the comments or tag me in your blog posts, because I would love to read them!

I went into the school year this time around with a completely new perspective on myself and on my life from when I arrived last summer. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I realized some really important things regarding what it means to grow as a person and how happy I have been now that I know how to allow myself to do so. I had a type of epiphany that reminded me that the less I try to cram myself into what other people are, the happier I am going to be, and the less I try to make the days fly by, the more enjoyable the days will be. I realized I have to spend my time allowing myself to grow and finding new excitement in the life I live instead of using my time in high school to create a person that impress colleges and not myself, the happier I am going to be.  Continue reading

Update #5 – School, Reading Slumps, and Harry Potter

Hi, everyone! I know I haven’t been very active recently but there were a few things getting in the way of me being very productive. Not only have I been in a sad reading slump for the past like month and a half, but because I have also been in school focusing on homework, tests, and balancing time with friends and family.

If anyone has any tips for getting out of a reading slump, they would be very much appreciated. Currently, I am easing myself back into reading by rereading Harry Potter (before I read The Cursed Child), because all I felt like doing was rereading something. It’s my first time rereading the whole series, and so far it has been a lot of fun. Rereading it is nothing like reading it for the first time. It is like you are visiting a familiar family, comfortable, relaxing, and welcoming. However,  it is still such a weird feeling for someone who likes to read as much as I do, to just not feel like reading.  Hopefully, reading for English class will be able to get me a little more on track as well, considering we have a lot of great books this year, unlike my last year’s curriculum.

On top of not feeling like reading, and in turn not having any reviews to write; my weeks and weekends have been jammed packed, with little time to really sit down and write posts. During the week, anytime I am not in school or at clubs, I am usually doing homework or working on guitar or watercolors (two things I am taking classes for at school, and therefore am working on improving). And when I finish that, all I really feel like doing is watching an episode of something on Netflix and falling asleep halfway through. Then the weekend comes, and Friday and Saturday I usually spend the days with my friends and family, with little time besides in the morning or at night. Finally, Sunday comes along, and all I do is homework. I try to prepare best I can for the next week, and try and get in some personal stuff I want to do, which is basically the only time I write blog posts anymore, or clean my room or anything. Don’t get me wrong, I do really like the routine of school, and how you see your friends much more often, but unlike the summer, there isn’t much downtime unless I actually plan it myself. 

I’m hoping to start more of a routine when it comes to writing posts, because believe me I love writing them and getting to read all of yours, but if I don’t pay attention, the weeks slip away very quickly, and before I know it I haven’t written anything in two weeks! So keep an eye out for more posts from me, most likely to be posted on Mondays, just to change up my schedule a little bit from my previous Wednesday posts. I will be on reader checking out some of your stuff as soon as I am done with this post! See you all soon!

-Lily