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What’s Making Me Happy {2}

March 11, 2012

This week has actually been a little trying for me. I’m waiting to hear about whether a fairly large life-change is going to happen or not and I am NOT good at waiting. At all. So, I’ve been working on my patience.

It’s not my favorite.

And then things at work are . . . fine, but I’m at the point where I’d really love to just get paid to write full time. Alas, that requires some extremely hard work and dedication and, let’s face it, a bit of  luck and a lot of talent. So, this week has been a little bit angsty in addition to being sort of blah.

But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t things that made the week just a little bit happier for me.

1. Yoga

I am not a gym person. At all. I loathe them, actually. But, as I need to get my work out on a couple times a week, I do yoga. Yoga works for me. It doesn’t work for a lot of people, but I greatly enjoy it. On Thursday I did NOT want to go to my yoga class for any reason. I’d had a weird day and I just wanted to go home and eat Girl Scout cookies and read Storm of Swords until I fell asleep. But, I made myself go to yoga instead. And y’all. It is ridiculous how much better I felt mentally after that class. Yoga!

2. Smaller, Less Frequent Loan Payments!

I went to grad school and incurred a fairly large amount of student debt in the process. And because I don’t make a whole heck of a lot of money, I’m constantly concerned about money. But this week I got word that, after applying for income-based loan repayment, I have been approved for that and my payments are now smaller and less frequent. This might come back to bite me in the ass in the future, but for now, I do not care. Bring on . . . well, I’ll most likely just put it in my savings account. 🙂

3. Friends in Town

Two of my friends from undergrad are in town this weekend! One now lives in Connecticut, so I see her fairly often, but the other is going to law school at Vanderbilt now, so I see her less often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen her since July or August. And this is technically her Spring Break and she came to see ME. *beams* So we’re gonna play this weekend. They’ve both been to NYC before, so I think I’m gonna drag them to the New York Public Library tour and maybe over to Brooklyn Flea instead of going to be tourist sites. (Not that NYPL and Brooklyn Flea don’t have tourists. It just isn’t Time Square. *shudders*)

4. Trader Joe’s Toilet Paper
Ok. This might be a very singularly “me” thing, but I find toilet paper to be ridiculously expensive. So the other day while I was in my friendly neighborhood Trader Joe’s, I actually walked down their home aisle with the cleaners and shampoos and paper goods. Normally I don’t venture there because I (strangely) assumed everything would be crazy expensive and entirely organic and would smell like patchouli. Turns out, NOT SO MUCH. Not only do all of their bath products and household cleans a) smell great, and b) cost not a whole lot, but their super soft toilet paper is only $4 for six rolls! FOUR DOLLARS. I know that this a weird thing to be happy about, but . . . I’m still happy about it.

So that’s that! I hope that there were at least a couple things in your life this week that also made you happy. If you want to, feel free to share a couple of them in comments.

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