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My Happiness Project

How My Tinder Date Taught Me a Huge Life Lesson

How My Tinder Date Taught Me a Huge Life Lesson

Tinder. Just like all single 20 somethings, I was on tinder about a year ago. Mostly, it was for entertainment purposes, but I did go on one date. Just one. He swiped right, I swiped right, yada yada. Truly the beginnings of a modern love […]

If You Strive to Be Anything, Strive to Be Kind

If You Strive to Be Anything, Strive to Be Kind

This winter semester, I took a Public Speaking class. Like millions of other people, I hate public speaking. Ever since middle school, I’ve absolutely dreaded presentations in class or sharing my ideas with others. Whenever I try, I get the usual anxiety. My hands sweat […]

At-Home Workouts for When You Don’t Want to Leave Your House

At-Home Workouts for When You Don’t Want to Leave Your House

Connecticut has been experiencing some insane cold lately. I’m talking temperatures in the teens, and below zero overnight. Honestly, it’s been tough getting out of bed, let alone my house. Getting to the gym has been the last thing on my mind. All I’ve been […]

Why “No” Needs to Be a Part of Your Vocabulary

Why “No” Needs to Be a Part of Your Vocabulary

No. “No” is a tiny little word. A simple word. An important word. I get it, everyone has trouble saying No sometimes. And everyone talks about the fact that they can’t say No. But, it stops there. People don’t start saying No. They keep doing […]

Reflecting on the Good from 2017

Reflecting on the Good from 2017

Listen, I know I’m a little late on the whole reflecting on 2017 thing, but I’ve been a little busy… reflecting on 2017. It was a crazy year for me. It started out pretty rough, and transitioned into an awful breakup. I spent two months […]

Mindfulness: Tips and Tricks to Enjoy the Now

Mindfulness: Tips and Tricks to Enjoy the Now

Hey there January! Is anyone else kind of relieved the Holidays are over?? December felt endlessly busy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hustle and bustle especially around the holidays. But I felt I lost traction a little bit and I can’t wait to […]

This New Year: Growth, Acceptance, & Joy

This New Year: Growth, Acceptance, & Joy

I think we can all agree that 2017 has been…a year. A year of great change, great joys, and great challenges. The way I started this year is certainly different than the way I’m ending it, but I am grateful nonetheless! With the coming of […]

8 New Family Traditions to Try out in 2018

8 New Family Traditions to Try out in 2018

Family Traditions are an AWESOME way to bring your fam closer together, and make lasting memories. Whether they be big or small, they will be cherished – and maybe even continued into next generations! Some of my favorite family traditions do fall on the holidays. […]

My Go-To Christmas Cookie Recipes

My Go-To Christmas Cookie Recipes

Baking christmas cookies has always been my favorite tradition for the holiday season. Whether I’m baking with my Nana for our annual Christmas Eve Party or with my best friend for a cookie swap, it’s always these 3 recipes that I turn to first. This […]

The 3 Best Things To Do To Understand Your Anxiety

The 3 Best Things To Do To Understand Your Anxiety

If you experience anxiety, you are not alone. If I’ve learned anything in the last 5 years, it’s that anxiety affects everyone. There hasn’t been a single person I’ve met who hasn’t experienced it to some extent. Of course, people feel it in different ways, […]


My Diary

My 2018 To Do List – and Ideas for Yours

My 2018 To Do List – and Ideas for Yours

Hello again friends!

It’s that time, time for me to let you know my full plan for My Happiness Project! Get excited, because I sure am!

As I mentioned in my first post, I will be organizing my project into months. Each month  will have it’s own focus. I have so many aspects of my life that I want to dedicate some time and effort to, and I think that giving each of them their own time to shine is the best way to see some development.

Without further ado, here is my 2017/2018 To do List:

November: Physical Health – Physical health lays the foundation for mental health

December: Family – Remember to Reach Out

January: Mindfulness – Wherever you are, be all there

February: Education – Every class is one step closer

March: Relationship – Love without Limits

April: Finances – Save. That. Money.

May: Environment – Focus on productivity and comfort

June: Friendship – Be the friend you’d want to have

July: Explore – Try things you’ve always wanted to try

August: Live – Live your passions

September: Attitude – Act the way you want to feel

October: Volunteer – Give back

As each month rolls around, I will be going into detail on why I decided to dedicate my time to the specific topic, and share my monthly resolutions with you all!

With my project beginning in just a few short days, I urge you all to take a step back and look at your life. Think about your career, your friends, family, dreams, goals, everything. Then be truly honest with yourself- what could use some extra attention? Do you need to put some more effort in at work? Or maybe dedicate more quality time to your SO? Does your house need some TLC?

I can’t encourage you enough to create a Happiness Project or To-Do list for yourselves.

Because hey, you won’t be doing it alone! I’ll be here to support you each and every step of the way. Happiness is not a destination my friends, it is a journey. A journey that can surely be trying at times, but I think we can all benefit from giving our lives a little bit of love.

Sunday I will be sharing with you my 12 commandments for the year ahead! I can’t wait!

Love,

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My 2018 To-Do List