I'm linking up with Jenna and Anne for the first Currently Link-up of the year. Here is what my year is currently looking like...
~Loving~ Our most recent Flo adventure!! It was Flo's first big, out-of-Florida trip and she loved every minute! We traveled to Savannah, Georgia and I can't wait to share our adventure with you all.
~Organizing~ All the pictures and videos from our trip, so that I can get them ready to share next week in a post (or two) about our big adventure!
~Craving~ Oysters! Just thinking about our trip has me remembering all the yumminess that we enjoyed and the oysters were ah-mazing!! Can we go back now?!
~Resolving~ My resolution for the year is actually not to have one. I am letting go of all the musts, the need-to-dos, the weight of worrying and trying to control things. I guess in some ways it is a resolution, but it's not. I have nothing to live up to, no goal I HAVE TO meet; instead I just want to live in each moment. I want to soak in this year and look for ways to find happiness in even the smallest of details. Maybe that is a resolution after all? Find happiness...
~Reading~ Back in November I wrote a review on the Instant Happy Journal. It is a great little journal for thinking on happy things all year (or letting go of the bad ones)! I have skimmed it. I have answered a few of the prompts in my head or with friends as we scroll through the book when we are watching TV (it currently sits on my coffee table). I am excited to really start writing down my thoughts each day (or maybe every third, because who am I kidding, it will probably be an as I remember thing). I really want to start being more conscious of the happy moments. Happiness isn't a destination, it's a journey and a way of viewing our circumstances.
In 2015 I challenged myself to posting one Instagram picture each day of something I was thankful for; some little moment in the day that made my heart happy. It wasn't as easy as I thought it might be. Some days there were so many moments that I could have posted, other days I would get home at night and realize that I hadn't taken a single picture. I would think back on the day and realize the moments that I had failed to appreciate for what they were. Other days were hard days; days that made it harder to find joy. But I finished out the year! I looked for ways to find light in even the cloudiest of days and it is really nice to have that to look back on. I am not attempting that again this year. At least, not on Instagram. Daily was a lot and I really just want to enjoy the moments and live in them without feeling like I have to grab my phone (it will make Babe a lot happier too; he and my phone have a pretty strong disliking of one another). Instead I am going to blog once a month about just 5 things that have made me happy that month! Want to join me?! I figure the best way to find happiness and spread joy is to share those things with one another. So on the last Monday of each month (because Monday is a great day for some happiness boosting inspiration) I will be posting my 5 happy things and would love for you to share some happiness too (it can be 5 things, it can be one thing, really just any post that shares something happy)! More details to come on the 25th!
To kick-start the year of #happythings2016 I am giving away a copy of the Instant Happy Journal to one happy reader! Maybe you can share one of your responses to the prompts for your happy post! Happy entering friends!!
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Hoping your year is off to a great start!
What is your January looking like currently?