1. Work (or life in general…)
Yes, this is a bit of a general one – but I’m actually really happy with life at the moment. I made a big change by leaving my full time job at the start of the year, and so far – so good. I am so grateful for the flexibility this is allowing me. I will never take this for granted, having a full time job and running a blog where you post daily is no mean feat (all the more credit to those who do this and have kids in the mix too – don’t know how you do it!). But basically, I’m less tired, a lot happier and loving every moment. Fingers crossed (and lots of hard work) it continues.
Then on top of work (more the life in general part) I had a huge clear out at the flat last week so it’s feeling clutter-free – this makes me very happy. Plus the fact I don’t feel the need to shop all the time – I know this is basically a crime to admit as a blogger. But I’ve found that since I’ve been working for myself, but urge for random splurges has lessened. Maybe it’s just part of being a bit happier…(or maybe the loss of the guaranteed payday each month) who knows! But I like that I’m being a bit more sensible with what there is in my bank account.
2. Fresh flowers
It feels like such a blogger cliche to say this, but it really is rather lovely to have a bunch of fresh flowers around the flat. I have a bunch sitting next to me as I type that arrived this week (with the flowers interspersed with Essie Spring collection…best flowers ever?!) and I love that the fill the flat with fragrance. I am trying to have flowers in the flat on a weekly basis, even if just a simple bunch of daffodils – now I’m spending more time here that before, it’s the little things like that that make it even lovelier to be at home. I have also developed a bit of a thing for tulips since I was sent a gorgeous bunch of these from Debenhams Flowers (you can get 15% off if you order today 28/03 with the code MDBLOG15) – they lasted well over a week (with the yellow ones lasting a few days longer than the pink and white). But tulips really do sum up Spring for me. *Psst- don’t forget it’s mother’s day on Sunday…so now would be a good time to order those flowers…
Yes, I am a little obsessed – especially with the sausage dog variety. So much so that I saw one then other day when walking past West Elm on Tottenham Court road – when the owner and dog (wearing a little winter coat) turned into the store I may have actually followed. Yes, I do love to browse West Elm too, but who am I kidding – I just thought the dog was adorable. But in my defence, I’m not a total dog-creep – there is a strong chance that we will be getting a puppy very soon (sorry mum if you’re reading this – she’s not the biggest fan of dogs, even small ones) so I was actually curious to see what happened when the dog went in the shop. The fact that we could be getting a dog does make me very happy indeed – I’ve loved them for a long time and over the past couple of years even more so – totally get how they are a huge commitment, but have weighed up the benefits and decided that they far outweigh the downsides. I will of course update if the puppy thing happens (there’s probably a strong likelihood that the puppy will have it’s own instagram – yes, that’s how cool I am).
What three things are making you happy at the moment?