the happy list: Irma edition

As I was titling this post, I glanced back at past happy lists and realized something crazy: I haven’t written one since May 2016. That’s nearly a year and a half ago. I’ve certainly made mental happy lists since then, and have written at least one in my journal, but it baffles me a bit that that much time has gone by. In May 2016 I was a senior in high school, about to graduate. Now, I’m a sophomore in college who, to be entirely too dramatic, has just survived two consecutive bouts of strep throat and a record-breaking hurricane. (Okay, that was even more dramatic than I intended.) Anyway, speaking of said hurricane, here’s my happy list, in spite of (or perhaps because of), Hurricane Irma (and the last couple of weeks).

happy list

pub subs
Friends marathons
not feeling dead
no leaks or property damage
all the well wishes
HBO Go
drinking water out of my Camelbak
being stocked up on Carmex
brie cheese
leftover pasta
staying in bed
no expectations or responsibilities for six days
six continents full of friends
Joey’s smile
Chandler’s snark
Phoebe’s everything
musk scented candles
travel plans
having more money than I thought
bubbly
that clean feeling after a warm shower
maps
Ross Creations’ hurricane prep skit
my G, for tucking me in
Matt and Justin, for the 8 Advil
Sarah, for gracefully coping with my sick self
mom & dad, for checking on me this weekend
cheetos
dried flowers
denim hats
staying in touch
learning to let go
memory foam
dream catchers
group chats
tumblr inspiration
coloring books
the time to rest and recover
days off
meeting new people
learning to live with my mistakes
realizing that I don’t need to chase people
and that it’s okay to have fuck-ups and feelings
the film I watched last week for class
speaking Spanish in my head
the way my books look all lined up along the windowsill
yogurt
hopefully losing weight
the traces of the world in my room
and in me.

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The Happy List | 6

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury
  2. Sarah J. Maas
  3. ECF
  4. The end of AP exams
  5. Not having an appetite
  6. Finding a new all-time favorite, #1 book for the first time since freshman year
  7. College friends coming home
  8. 70s style
  9. Feeling better about my body
  10. Emotions of all kinds, especially hope
  11. RSVPs
  12. The possibility, however slim, that Lightning players are coming to my grad party
  13. Daydreams
  14. Nighttime dreams
  15. Ear plugs
  16. Lavender sleep mist
  17. An amazing mom
  18. Siblings
  19. Salads
  20. Music, books, and writing that inspire me, that make me feel alive

Thanks for reading.

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The Happy List: Christmas Edition

  1. Vlogmas
  2. Fleeces
  3. Harry Potter movie marathons
  4. Snow
  5. Skiing
  6. M&M’s cookies with peanut butter frosting sandwiched between them
  7. Good shrimp and pasta
  8. Will
  9. Good-smelling lotion
  10. Warmth
  11. Traveling, exploring new places
  12. The feeling I get when I finish a good book
  13. Skiing over 77 miles in fewer than five days
  14. A savior was born (?)
  15. Red and green, festiveness

Thanks for reading.

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The Happy List | 4

  1. It’s December.
  2. I can taste the scent of pines on my tongue. Is that strange?
  3. Winter Candy Apple from Bath & Body Works – it’s my favorite scent.
  4. The song Cake by the Ocean by DNCE.
  5. Vlogmas!!! I’m nosy and love getting a peek into the daily lives and refreshing normality of some of my favorite YouTubers.
  6. Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. It’s laugh out loud hilarious.
  7. Studying so much that I dream I’m a tree… Thanks, APES.
  8. A Lightning win last night. And hoping that it happens more often.
  9. The unexpected love, support, and overwhelming kindness that people went out of their way to give me this week.
  10. Functional adjustment.

Let me know what’s on your happy list below!

Thanks for reading.

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