In order to lighten the mood around here, and to make it seem a little less like a self-help website, here are some things that have been inspiring me, exciting me, and making me happy lately.
Planning epic road trips
David and I decided that even though we are on a fast track to pay off our debt and save money by making tons of sacrifices financially, for our mental health we want to have vacations to look forward to. We’ve been putting away a little each month and will continue to do so until next summer when we hope to be able to take our trip. Our plan is to drive from here all the way up the Pacific coast and then back a different way. And even though we won’t be able to go for awhile, planning it is half the fun!
I’m one of those people who will listen to holiday music all year long. Christmas is my favorite, and I’m especially looking forward to it this year since I know I won’t have to work. I’m ready to wear winter sweaters and send out cards. I’m ready to see the decorations go up and pick out gifts. And I certainly have some things on my wish list considering I haven’t bought myself anything significant in months and months. :)
I pulled out my Gilmore Girls DVD’s and started the whole series from the beginning. This show is like comfort food to me. It soothes my soul.
David and I are closer than ever, our dogs have been on their best behavior lately, and the house is clean. I’m reading two good books, wearing a great pair of jeans, and am probably even going to cook some dinner tonight. So I’m doing fine, really.