Monthly Archives: August 2013

That ikea trip tho

Today I’m happy about: FaceTime-Inge for the first time with my boyfriend yesterday (woohoo!!) and going on a ginormous Ikea shopping expedition today in search of bedroom and apartment furniture/necessities to move in tomorrow. Wish me luck that we get out of this in one piece!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Orienting myself

Today I’m happy about: a successful and painless orientation day at BU for my grad program, and Blue State Line cafe serving almond milk so I can enjoy a vanilla almond latte without having to stress about my lactose intolerance.

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Apartment attained

Today I’m happy about: finally signing my apartment lease and working out with mama this afternoon!

Happy hump day!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Boston bound

Today I’m happy about: a pretty painless journey to Boston! My parents and I arrived safely with all our bags intact and made our way to a lovely Italian restaurant in the North End, on a street that seemed like the Italian quarter- right up my alley! We enjoyed our large meals and washed them down with Sangiovese (a favorite right now) and of course afterwards, espresso.

I’m excited to see what this city has to offer in the coming weeks! (And months!!)

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Gratitude Monday

Today I am grateful for my amazing boyfriend and family. I am about to move across the country (tomorrow!!) and I couldn’t have spent my last weekend in the Bay Area Amy better.
I got to enjoy the sweet sunshine at the arts and wine festival, sweat hard in the gym with my partner in crime, enjoy delicious food and wine, and most importantly savor the amazing company I was in.
Today will be a bit frenzied with last-minute packing but I wouldn’t have given up a single second of my weekend or done anything differently.

I am so grateful for the wonderful people I have in my life and I am taking the next step towards my career with an open, optimistic heart and the courage to work hard and accomplish my goals.

What are you grateful for today?

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Last day of work!

Today I’m happy about: my last day of work! I am done at 5 and then fully taking advantage of my paycheck at the Nike store. We’re also having lovely family friends over for dinner and this weekend is full of beautiful plans as well including a little trip down to Monterey! I am happy and ecstatic about the next few days and I’m going to absolutely savor them before I have to take off for Boston on Tuesday!

Happy happy Thursday beautiful!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Early Birthday brunch

Today I’m happy about: celebrating my cousin and I’d birthdays a little early with an outdoor brunch before work. It’s always a challenge to find time in everyone’s busy schedules- all the more as we get older- but it’s always so enjoyable to catch up even if only for a couple hours.

I am on my 2nd to last day of work before the big move and I can’t WAIT for the weekend to come!

Happy hump day cuties!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Yes my nails are always painted

Today I’m happy about: pink nails, sunny days and sweating. No post yesterday as I was off having one of the best days of my life. Nothing extremely out of the ordinary but just an all-around beautiful day with the greatest guy. And I even practiced my music! Productivity and leisure time = wonderful day. My stomach is (sort of) getting back to normal and I’m feeling myself again. It’s a fantastic feeling.

Happy Tuesday!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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On the upswing

Today I’m happy about: feeling well enough to go into work today. It’s been a rough past few days but besides some light-headedness and feeling a bit weak, I am almost back to normal. I am definitely very conscious of all that my body is able to do for me, and am so grateful to be healthy but getting sick like I just was really makes me appreciate how amazing my body is at fighting off illness and how resilient it really is!
I’ll be getting off work around 6 and heading to a dinner out with my family so at least I have something to look forward to throughout the next few hours of work.

Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful Sunday outdoors!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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The BRATS Diet

Today I’m happy about: being able to hold down some food! I just experienced a seriously brutal 48 hours of food poisoning and am finally coming off of it, but still feeling very weak and tired. I am so lucky to have had my mom here to take care of me, as well as the bf checking in every hour. I am hoping to be well enough to go into work tomorrow as I had to call in sick today but I think I’m finally on the upward swing.

Hope your weekend is off to a much more pleasant start than mine was!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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