Every Sunday during fall and winter (hopefully), I’m going to post what I’m calling “Cold Weather Happiness” – this could be anything from a song to a quote, a picture to a post about a person, lyrics to a description of a favorite place, anything that will remind me to be happy, to fight through the cold, dark place my mind goes to sometimes and remember that it’s not always like this. Read the full description in my first post.
Sometimes it’s okay to struggle
You might’ve noticed the missing Cold Weather Happiness posts from the past two weeks. You also might’ve noticed that I’ve been a little MIA on the blog for the past week or so. I posted a TTT and WoW, but those were both scheduled a couple of weeks ago.
What I’m trying to say is that I have had a really hard week this week. I’ve been really struggling to find things that make me happy. Honestly, I’m even struggling to write this post. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if I want to say anything.
So what I’m going to do is share some of the things I’m really looking forward to that are coming up soon:
- December 7 (TOMORROW!) – I’m going to see Eddie Izzard perform in Meridian, MS. A perfect way to inject some humor into my life and get me smiling.
- December 9 (WEDNESDAY!) – I’m going to Nashville with someone I love to be around to see Eric Hutchinson live for the second time. Road trip with one of the people that’s guaranteed to make me smile and some live music are surefire ways to make me feel good.
- December 20 – Skype time with one of my best friends, Jo! She is pretty much the one person who gets me without me actually having to say anything. She always makes me feel better – pretty much just by us having a conversation.
- December 24-27 – I have four days off for Christmas! Plus I finally get my Erin Condren planner so I can start planning a better 2016.
I’m sorry I don’t have more to say right now, but I’m working on it. I love this blog, and I’m going to use it to find my passion again. If I don’t respond to your comments right away, know that I will – it might just take me a day or two longer than normal.
I think what I mean by this post is that I’m telling myself it’s okay to struggle as long as you keep fighting and keep looking forward. And I am. Trust me.
8 thoughts on “Cold Weather Happiness #5: Look forward”
Lots of hugs from the UK!! You have some great things happening this month, AND it’s perfectly OK to get meh days, and slump weeks. We’re human and don’t have to be Instagram smiley selfie 24/7. Look after you and you’ll be fighting fit soon. PS. Have you had any mail lately???… R xx
❤ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY GIFT. I love the Matt Haig quote print so so much. I need to get a frame for it soon.
I suffer from depression also Stefani and I know the holidays and winter can be especially tough. That said, I think you have the right idea. Focus on the positive and things you’re looking forward to. It sounds like you have quite the busy schedule ahead of you. I hope you enjoy it!😊
Now I have to go look up Erin Condren planners!
❤ I hope the season isn't too hard on you either, Kim.
Definitely go look up Erin Condren planners. I am so excited to get mine!
Thanks Stefani! Have fun.☺️😊
I love this post and your blog so much. I have been having a hard end of the year as well and I love seeing that you are trying to keep up with your happiness. Looking forward is always something that helps me – in just a couple of weeks, I’ll be back home (to my hometown) to celebrate the holidays. And the holidays always seem to stress me out as well, so that’s been a struggle. Take your time and I hope you have a great week next week 🙂
Also, Erin Condren planners are so much fun! I love mine and I hope you love yours too!
I’m sad to hear you’ve been struggling as well, Katherine. I love your blog too, and I always love seeing comments from you on mine. I think the end of the year is a struggle for a lot of people. I hope your time at home isn’t too stressful. ❤
Thanks! I’m hoping everything starts cheering up for the both of us. And coming home will hopefully be a huge relief for me.