CAUTION: THE WORD “HAPPY” IS USED 7 TIMES BELOW. THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
Thursdays are turning into one of my favorite days of the week due to The Happiness Project: Be Happy Linkup! A bunch of rad bloggers are all linking up on Thursdays with inspiring, positive, and compelling posts. I decided last-minute that I needed to join the bandwagon before it was too late. I can honestly say I’m so happy that I did! I ordered my copy of The Happiness Project and I am anxiously waiting for it to arrive.
[I created this image using Phoster]
I loved seeing that quote streaming all throughout pinterest. Dream jobs are tough. I like the idea of having to create your dream job because that means there is some work that has to take place – hence the reason why it is a job. I read a fellow blogger’s [Girl with The Blue Bow] post about her ideal day which got me thinking about what makes me happy and what my “ideal day” would be like.
Some of my friends ask me why I blog, how long it takes, and if I am going to continue doing it. But one of the biggest questions I am asked is if I like it. No, I don’t like it. I love it. It is something that I am intentional about. I love communication and this is my favorite form. I blog because it started as a hobby and I can’t stop. I blog because I love sharing inspiration and creativity. I blog because it brings me so much joy. Blogging takes up a large portion of my time. Whether it is creating a video, collaborating with others [get ready for some exciting announcements coming soon] or just editing text blogging takes time. I don’t mind that it takes time though because I love it. I have no plans of stopping. My plans are to amp it up!
My ideal day would be to continue blogging as my dream job. I know there are so many other blogs [that are awesome!] out there. Sometimes that discourages me but I also know that no one else is Christie Jones. I blog because I love engaging with you. I have “met” so many wonderful, and inspiring people through bedsidesign. I love seeing emails and comments or tweets from fellow bloggers and readers. It warms my heart. You make me happy. Yep, you’re making me happy right now – thank you! Happiness is a choice and I am choosing what makes me happy.
[I also created this image using Phoster]
The saying is true – you are what you eat and I’m sure you are what you love. I’ve never really embraced labels or titles and I still sheepishly chuckle when someone mentions that I am a blogger. I still feel like a freshman entering high school – full of potential, full of nerves, and am praying to God I don’t get shoved in a locker [don’t worry that never happened to me but still!]. When I made the vlog I almost didn’t want to say my name. Over the course of this series though I am going to try to embrace what I love and where my passions lie. In school this week they asked me what I do – and I said that I blog. Now, they didn’t know what a blog was but I still admitted to it. That was a huge milestone for me. Without being all philosophical I hope you continue on this journey with me – I have no idea where it is going, but I will be nailing down some goals shortly.
I would love to hear about what makes you happy, where you find joy and how you are pursuing it. If you are a blogger and are interested in joining the link up check out the link at the bottom.