Hello and happy Thursday. I’d been postponing this for weeks, but now I can’t anymore because I don’t want to get super behind in my schedule and also because these happy thoughts might be just what I need. I’m thinking about continuing with Thankful Thursday next year because there are still many happy thoughts to share, and now I feel like I’m repeating myself, so let’s just get started, shall we?
December 4th, 2017
#1803: Chocolate pencils
What do you give to a teacher who loves candy more than anything? You give them chocolates shaped like pencils, of course. And because you want to make her extra happy, you get her a box in which each pencil is a different color. Sadly, the chocolate lasted for about ten seconds because I clearly needed to consume it immediately.
December 8th, 2017
#1824: Being close to finishing a process with Teaching Fellows
Reading this right now and having to type it is bittersweet because we all know how that process went. Yes, I got selected in the program and yes, I got to travel to the States to complete it, but while I was there my mental health was pretty much at its worst and I came back to Colombia. I am happy, though, that those times are now in the past and that I can move forward.
December 13th, 2017
#1846: Being officially on Holiday
I don’t know at what point I became British, but I think we can all agree that being on vacation makes us happy. Now, I say “officially” because I had to take a few days off work to travel with my family and let me tell you, the school’s principal wasn’t happy. He still gave me permission though, so at least there’s that.
December 17th, 2017
#1866: Cracker Barrel
Look, anywhere that has pecan pancakes, biscuits, and a gift shop is my happy place. I’ve eaten my fair share of pancakes in my life and nothing tops Cracker Barrel. It is also a staple when I go to Florida with my family. Usually, the last thing we do before traveling back home is have breakfast at Cracker Barrel and eat so much we end up not wanting to eat junk food in a while.
December 21st, 2017
#1889: Selling my old books
There’s this store in Bogota that only a person who’s lived in a third world country can truly appreciate. They sell everything from books to makeup to appliances, and they also buy used books. Granted, they buy them for a little over $3 each, but money is money, baby, and making it makes me happy.
What has made you happy during this wonderful month? Let me know in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila