Oh my, have I been a busy bee?! There has been a lot going on recently which has led to me running around like a fool, sleeping dreadfully, and generally feeling like I’m going to collapse in an exhausted heap at any moment. However, it’s all very exciting and positive so I absolutely cannot complain (although Greg would testify otherwise, oops!) Anyway, after missing a week, I’m back with a happiness round-up of the things that put a smile on my face over the last week. As usual, there’s chance for you to join in so feel free to add your link at the end and I’ll pop over to see what’s had you jumping for joy.
1. A lifestyle change:
In my last happiness post, I very vaguely mentioned that I’d had some good news, the contents of which I couldn’t really share at the time. However, I’ve ‘gone public’ this week and I can now tell you all that I’ve managed to bag myself a brand new job! Eeek! After all of my harping on about waiting for change, it has finally happened and I’m so excited. I don’t like to get into too much detail about what I do for a living (and I’m not about to break that habit) but I can say that blogging has undoubtedly helped me in landing this role which is amazing. All of the spare time I’ve ploughed into writing has paid off in such a wonderful way! I’m secretly a little bit proud of myself.
2. Support and kindness:
Linked to my last point, everybody at work has been so lovely about me moving on. I’m so sad to leave all of my wonderful colleagues and some genuinely wonderful friends, but I know I’m doing the right thing. Everyone has said such sweet things and it’s joyous to know that you’ve made an impact on people or that they enjoyed working with you. You don’t get that kind of praise very often so I’ve certainly cherished it! There has also been plenty of support at home with Greg and my family putting up with my incessant waking up in the night, being permanently stressed, having the patience of a gnat, and being insatiably tired. I honestly don’t think I’d have fed myself had Greg not been cooking my tea every night!
3. A big family meal:
February is birthday bonanza month with no less than five close family birthdays in the space of a couple of weeks. So, last weekend, all of my family and Greg’s family got together for a huge joint celebration. We ate lovely food, chatted, and stuffed ourselves with cake – it was delightful! I always feel so grateful that our families are intertwined in this way so it’s always fun to have a catch up with everybody all at once.
4. House improvements:
Since we moved into our lovely house just over a year ago, we’ve made quite a lot of changes and it certainly feels a lot more like ours. There are still plenty of things we want to do but we bought some gorgeous new paint for the back room and the bedroom this week. Greg made a start on Monday whilst I was at work and we can already see a cosy, warm living room coming to life. We’re planning to make it a room where we can listen to records, work or read and just enjoy the sunshine streaming in. Besides, it’s the closest room to the kitchen so it’ll be great for breakfast and of course endless cups of tea! I’ve started to get carried away thinking about all of the lovely finishing touches that I want to purchase. I’ve already got my eye on at least twenty blankets.
5. A hair cut:
I haven’t done anything adventurous to my hair in years (the struggles of growing it) but it’s still so lovely to get it freshened up. Some people aren’t keen on the hairdressers but, to me, it feels like a little bit of pampering and indulgence. Just what I needed in the middle of a super stressful week! So, I finished work early, wandered over to the salon and relaxed for an hour as my beautiful stylist buzzed around my barnet. I’ve been going to the same stylist for over ten years so it’s always lovely to see her too. And, relief, I can now see from underneath my fringe again. Huzzah!
It has very much been a week of simple pleasures (because I haven’t had chance to do much else) but that’s okay with me! How has your week been? Share your happiness and gratitude by joining in with my link-up:
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