Sunday, August 15, 2010

Five Things That Have Made Me Giddily Happy Recently (2)

This month has been especially difficult financially. A lot of that is due to my poor planning: I forgot to prepare for the evils that are shaken (car inspection fee), road tax, and insurance renewal, which all unfortunately fell on the same pay check (for a grand total of more than $1000). Some of the problem is also due to my lil trip to Tokyo, even though the airfare and some of the housing was taken care of, it wasn't a cheap adventure.  So now I find myself living on a super tight budget... ramen-eating-college-student tight. Oh, and my fridge is broken. And possibly my AC. Yeah, it's one of those months.

So, in the spirit of remaining positive, here is another installment of
Five Things That Have Made Me Giddily Happy Recently: 

1. My new necklace.
One of my many, many Tokyo purchases. 
I adore this pocket-watch necklace and get a serious burst of happy every time I wear it. 

2. This wall hanging. 

I didn't make it, but it's inspired me to really try my hand at origami. 
I want to make a dozen just like it. 

3. Snack. 

Meet my new pet, Snack. He sleeps a LOT. And always in his wheel. 
Strangely adorable, isn't he? ;)

4. Dancing. 

Since I didn't get to go home this summer, and didn't get to go to Seattle for the Lindy Exchange, I've been indulging my dance addiction as often as possible. I know of no better way to beat the Broke-as-Dirt-Blues. Especially at $3 a night. 

5. Fingernails. 

Tackling boredom. Creatively. :)

6. (BONUS) Making it on my own. 
I was sorely tempted to call home and ask for help this month, but I didn't. 
I love my parents and I knew they would help me, but it feels so good to handle it on my own-- even if that means waiting another week before I can replace my fridge and living off overly salty, pre-packaged noodles.
Of course, it also feels pretty great knowing my parents would be there to help me if necessary. :)

When I look at it in that light, life is pretty good. 
Happiness is in the details.


  1. Yes! Happiness is in the details!!!

    You really love to dance :)

    Your parents are proud of you!!!

  2. The last sentence is so very true--thanks for the reminder to look in the details. :)

  3. Thanks friends. :) Life is just full of happy details if you're looking for 'em. ;)

  4. What a wonderful outlook on life! Wish we could always have that attitude all the time. Thanks so much for the uplifting comments.

  5. Good on you, Rebekah! A tip about the noodles... only use half the soup powder. You can sprinkle the other half on some cheap tofu. If you ever find yourself that broke again.