I’ve made up my mind. Kind of. To be honest, I’m still not the whole way there. I’ve been slightly down in the dumps the past two days. I’m not sure what’s going on.
On Tuesday morning, as I mentioned on Facebook, I got some head shots taken (the first time since high school). They are for the new blog layout, a new website, and hopefully, some other fun things down the road. The shoot was a blast. I was actually pretty nervous about the whole process. I wasn’t 100% sure what to wear. I was wishing I was a couple pounds lighter. Once things got rolling, however, I let my guard down and just enjoyed it all. It was such a fun morning and the little sneak peaks I got of the photos were great. I can’t wait to see the final product in a few weeks.
Anyway, after I got home and cleaned up all the outfits I had decided not to take to the shoot, I was exhausted – mentally. I also got some bad news about an upcoming project I was super excited about. Now, I need to decide whether to tackle it alone or just move on. Bummer. Sometimes I let my brain get the best of me, and it just ate at me all the way into Wednesday. Does anyone else do this?
So, for the past couple days, I had a little setback to my 31days of Happiness. Literally, the only thing I managed to accomplish was to watch hilarious videos of Ellen on YouTube (like this one and this one) and possibly set a record for how many times I checked all of my social media sites in one day. It may evenbe Guinness Book of World Records worthy. Pretty pathetic, right?
So, after sleeping in today and enjoying some coffee, toast, and jam, (Yes, I use a ridiculous amount of jam on my toast. Yes, I realize this is why I’m probably not a few pounds lighter.) I decided to stop moping and start being awesome and happy. I often look to others to get me out of my funk and always come back disappointed when they can’t or don’t even realize I’m in a funk. No more! It turns out, I am the creator of my own destiny. The creator of my own happiness. As the saying goes, “If you want to be happy, then be.” Clearly it’s up to me, and only me, to create a happy life. Can I get an Amen! ?
So, thank you for listening to me vent a little today. I know it’s not what you usually expect to find here. But, happiness is a journey, both good and bad, and that’s what I signed up for this month.
I’m curious. Do you ever get in a funk? What do you do to get out of it? How do you create your own happiness?
This is the 11th post in my 31 Days of Happiness Series.