Before I write monthly wrap-ups, I’d really like to just take a small break. A moment to do shout-outs for the great things from each month. Especially bloggers and life stuff.
I could include this in my monthly wrap up. But I think these things deserve their own chapter. And the things that make us happy can often be drowned out in bad stuff. You don’t often hear good news as much as bad news.
And like Sam said, “There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.”
Here’s my shoutout for the good things in the world. At least, lots of good things from January.
Each month I’m going to try and give shoutouts to 3 different bloggers I met that month. (i’ll also do a quick share of my favorite posts from the month on my wrap ups)
Melanie Loves Fiction – Melanie is so kind! And incredibly supportive. I’ve enjoyed reading her blog this month & I was surprised and happy when she nominated me for a blogger award. (Which I will do soon, promise)
Book Snacks – I think I’ve read Analee’s posts before, but I officially subscribed to her blog this month. Her posts make me smile and are some of my favorite to read.
Dragon Waffles – I stumbled across Ioana’s blog this month, and her blog name made me smile so much! And she really encouraged me to read The Raven Boys.
Snow Day – I’m super thankful we had an extra day to sleep in. There’s nothing better than rolling over and seeing you don’t have to go to class. Happy moment when you can turn the alarm off. Now did I do any homework on my break? Why would I do something smart like that?
Supportive Bloggers – This month has been so busy, but I’m so thankful for my blogger friends. Each comment & encouraging word means alot. It helps me stay on my schedule & makes me smile alot! And I was super nervous about publishing a not-so-great review, but the comments were so kind. Even when people disagreed, I appreciated the nice reply in the comments.
Library Card – I’ve had a library card for a while now, but I finally got to visit the library for the first time in a LONG time. Even though the book I’d like to read isn’t available for a while – 20 people had it on hold! I don’t mind waiting when I know I have it on hold. 🙂
Really interesting classes – School is the worst if the classes aren’t that great. But this semester I’m taking some really interpreting classes. I studied the British political system for a quiz and it was fascinating! I’m currently writing a analysis of Denmark, and guys, I wouldn’t mind moving to Northern Europe. Denmark sounds amazing.
Blogger Award – I mentioned Melanie nominated me for a blogger award. This was a big surprise, and made my week!
The Greatest Showman – I saw this movie early this month with some friends. It was perfect. I’ve listened to this soundtrack so much. And I’ve read every post fangirling about it. They make me so happy! It’s just so amazing. I love the music so much! And I can’t pick a favorite between Rewrite the Stars and The Other Side.
Job Applications – I’ve been filling out several job applications this entire month, and while I still don’t have an off-campus job, I’m fairly hopeful!
What makes you happy today? This semester is easily the toughest so far in my academic career, and I’m honestly surprised that I’m still trying to do so much. Blogging, working, reading, writing. All of these things are important to me, so taking the time and energy to work on it isn’t a major problem.
It can be overwhelming, which is why I think it’s important to stop and say Thank You. If you focus on how much you need, instead of what you have, life can be pretty sour.
Life isn’t sour. It’s like a pack of fruit snack. Lots of different flavors, including the not-so-great grape and fantastic strawberries ones. (Sorry, I don’t like grape flavor)
That’s a pretty strange metaphor. But I think it works?
I’d love to hear about your favorite blogger, so share a blogger shoutout in the comments!
What are you thankful for right now? Any happy things from January?