100 Happy Days: Day 7

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(this is for yesterday… oops!) No one makes me feel more okay with however I feel than Elle. When we were walking from Stetson to IV and I told her about the whole Lizzie thing and how it paralleled the situation with Sharon right now, she said “So are you worried about the same thing happening with Sharon?”, I finally felt like someone got me. Our sleepover last night was the best. Just spending time with Elle, no matter what we’re doing, makes me happy.

100 Happy Days: Day 6

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Lots of things made me happy today. Yeah, I was up late writing a paper and then had to get up and go to an 8 AM, but right after, I grabbed breakfast at Becky’s with Mary. During class, I posted a link to pictures of cute babies in suits to Dani’s wall and she commented back something along the lines of now knowing how she would spend her days once she had babies. I said “as long as you send me pictures of your babies, I fully support that”. And then I got this text out of the blue. Nothing makes me happy like hearing how much someone love me, and I couldn’t help but smile when Dani said she sees us being friends forever. I also dealt with Elle today. Poor girl had a pretty rough day yesterday, and of course, nothing made me happier than being there for her. I love being trusted; I love when people open up to me and let me help them. Getting this text from her after all of that filled my heart with joy. I absolutely adore this girl and hearing her call me one of her best friends… Well, there’s no feeling quite like it. Then I was supposed to have a movie/cuddle night with Rosie, but she had to take care of a friend. Ended up going to Boloco and Wollastons with Ashley and spending the night in my room with her. It was so nice to have some alone time with her – we both definitely needed it. We’re only on day 6, but so far, all of my happy moments have been moments filled with love. I’m already learning a lot about myself and what I need to be happy.

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quote of the week

quote of the week

This is the quote that I am sending all of Sigma’s graduating seniors away with, but I think it applies to everyone’s future. Without a dream, a passion, a hope, a belief… you have nothing to act on to achieve. So set those limits higher than you think you can reach. You’ll shock yourself with what you can do.

Weekly Links

  1. i truly believe that if you only experience life from one place, you aren’t experiencing much at all. so even if all you want to gain is pretty pictures, travel
  2. science is cool. giving gifts is fun. giving science gifts is cool and fun
  3. “3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles” and three stunning videos. (move. eat. learn.)
  4. quick! easy! vegetarian! healthy! yay buffalo cauliflower bites.
  5. this is important (who even knew there was an Easter Bonnet Festival??)
  6. need a pick me up? (i’m just really into quotes)
  7. i mean i’d be content with just a standard in-ground but these are awesome
  8. i feel like everyone goes through a phase of interior design obsession, especially with kitchens and bathrooms
  9. these are some pretty crazy animal photos
  10. i’m really into weird/creepy stuff/places like this

Soon, it’s going to be summer.

And that’s going to make this whole 100 Happy Days thing a lot harder. Right now it’s easy: I can use Greek Week events or other Sigma things. There’s something pretty big happening every day. But once summer rolls around, my posts will be about more trivial things. And I’m really, really excited for that! It’s going to be a challenge, but thinking about the small things in life is what’s going to make the change in me. I’m happy now because lots of fun stuff is going on. But soon my posts are going to be “it was sunny out and the breeze was just right”, or “I had the best breakfast EVER”. And when I think about those things and recognize them as little moments of joy – THAT’S when I’m going to be a happier person in general. And I can’t wait!!

100 Happy Days: Day 4

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Tonight was Greek Sing!! The show was wonderful. We absolutely killed it, and even though we didn’t place, I was so proud to be a Sigma tonight. Our performance made me happy. Elle yelling at me for being weird like she does to Emma made me happy. Emma using our group text made me happy. Elif saving me and Elle seats made me happy. Becky laughing at my joke made me happy. Feeling good about myself made me happy, and being around Emma and Elle always makes me feel good about myself. 😊 I have such wonderful friends!

100 Happy Days: Day 3

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I have to say, it was a long, stressful day and I thought about ditching chapter before the Inspiration Week activity. I am SO glad I stayed. My sisters mean so much to me and being in a room overflowing with love was the best possible way to end my day. I am so lucky to have these girls in my life. Thank you all, simply for being you.

100 Happy Days: Day 2

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Today was pretty darn wonderful. Housing is DONE and I didn’t realize how lucky we were to have it go so smoothly. 218 Dav A! It’s a corner apartment and doesn’t have that awkward hallway, so it’ll feel a little but bigger. I would have preferred a West Village apartment, but people matter more to me than location. I am beyond excited to live with Elle, Emma, Maddie, and Sharon. Plus, me and Sharon’s double is a bit bigger than Emma and Elle’s. 🙂 Bring it on, sophomore year! Another awesome thing that happened today was hearing Sam Davidson speak about passion, dreams, and community. He was hilarious, interesting, and inspirational, and his talk was perfectly timed to remind me what it means to wear my letters.
Yay housing! Yay Greek life! GO SIGMA!