Soooo the past couple of weeks as a teacher have been less than delightful.

Who am I kidding, they’ve been hell.


Coming back from Christmas break is always hard because everyone has gotten that taste of freedom and we don’t want to go back. It’s cold and we (teachers included) would all just rather stay home and drink hot cocoa and color. We’ve also gorged ourselves on a ridiculous amount of sweets and carbs, so our bodies are sluggish and sad, and our brains are lazy.


All that to say, I need a reminder of the good stuff this week.
So here’s a list of 50 things that make me happy to get you (and me) through the mid-January slump.

50 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. The best cat in the world and my baby, Mr. Darcy the drooly-faced, napping on our couch.
  2. Coffee. ALL the coffee.
  3. Painting my nails
  4. Coming up with new (possibly feasible) ideas for me to make money while we travel
  5. The fact that Monday is a professional development day ( NO KIDS! XD )
  6. Feeling like my SeneGence business is finally starting to take off (because I’m finally starting to treat it like a job!)
  7. Frankincense essential oil <3
  8. The sound of rain on the window right now
  9. My Passion Planner I got for Christmas
  10. Garrett
  11. Garrett’s smile
  12. Garrett’s hugs
  13. Garrett’s face
  14. Garrett’s cooking
  15. Garrett’s cuddles
  16. That I’m gooey about loving Garrett and I don’t care if you don’t like it
  17. The plant I bought at Market Street earlier this week and Garrett didn’t get mad at me for buying because he knows I have a weakness for plants even though I kill them but “this one needed me”…
  18. Pizza.
  19. Our world map on the wall
  20. LaLa Land
  21. Ryan Gosling singing in LaLa Land
  22. Ryan Gosling in general
  23. Nangai Oil
  24. Teapots
  25. My silver teapot set from the 1930s
  26. The bedspread my great grandmother crocheted
  27. The best reptile in the world…Yoshi.
  28. Phoebe, the succulent that Garrett and I picked out together for my courtyard near the beginning of our relationship, growing lopsided on our windowsill
  29. Plants in general. They’re like, food and oxygen machines all at the same time.
  30. God made plants 😀
  31. Getting hired for my first Upwork job
  32. Working on logos/design for people
  33. When my clients love their custom design work
  34. Parks & Rec
  35. Jimmy Fallon
  36. Justin Timberlake
  37. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake together
  38. Moana
  39. “& no one knows how far I’ll go…”
  40. Anticipation of travel
  41. Time with my sisters
  42. Planning tattoos with my sisters <3
  43. Darcy’s bowtie
  44. Getting a haircut
  45. Pride & Prejudice
  46. Oreos
  47. Leggings
  48. Big comfy sweaters
  49. Hot tea
  50. A good book


So those are just 50 of the many things in my life that make me happy. Given, it’s easier to think of them sitting on my recliner eating goldfish in my PJs, but hey, there’s only 18 weeks left of school. I can do 18 weeks…but who’s counting?


Me. I’m definitely counting.

Happy mid-January folks!

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