April 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 1

April 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 1

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Hello and happy Thursday. It might not feel like it but it’s been a while since I sat down and looked back on the things that made me happy two years ago. I finally have the time, and what’s more important, the right mindset to think about happy things.

Now, let’s remember that 2018 was a rough year for me, or at least, it was the buildup to a generally bad time in my life, so many of the things that I said made me happy then might not make me happy now. Today’s random happy thought is weird, and you’ll see why.

April 2nd, 2018: Getting tattoos makes me happy.

Remember those “bad tattoo” posts I published a while back? Yes, on April 2nd, 2018, when I was on the verge of an existential crisis, I got two tattoos, one of which was misspelled and I have already covered up. Here’s some advice for everyone, okay? Listen up (or read up). The first thing that you should know is that tattoos are never “the solution” to anything. Seriously, it’s like the breakup haircut, only it’s permanent, and also, since you’re probably not feeling 100% you won’t notice that it’s probably ugly or, like in my case, misspelled. Now, attached to that, please do not consider switching tattoo artists if you do decide that what you need in your life is some ink. Going to a shop that is a few blocks away because it’s less of a hassle than going to your usual artist is a bad idea, trust me. Finally, and again, I know this from experience, having any number of tattoos will not prevent you from getting one that you might regret. I covered up part of my eleventh tattoo because I was convinced that what my life needed was more ink, and I wasn’t responsible about it. And guess who I went to see when it was time for a coverup? Of course, it was “my guy,” the one who’s been tattooing me since 2014. And he was so nice and nonjudgmental about it…that made me super happy.

What is one thing you’ve done that you thought would make you happy but didn’t? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

March 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 3

March 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 3

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Hello and happy Thursday. I love to see that my Thankful Thursday posts are consistently being “liked” by you, and of course, that makes me want to continue looking back and writing them. One day a while ago I decided to look into my notebook of happy thoughts, pick random ones and talk about them with you, and now I continue to do that. Let’s see what made me happy two years ago today.

March 19th, 2018: Brunch with Dani makes me happy. 

Dani is my best friend since fourth grade and if you knew her you’d wonder why we’re such good friends if we’re so different. I cannot give you a concrete reason other than we grew up together and the bond we share is deeper and stronger than our career paths and fashion choices. She is the Kate Hudson to my Anne Hathaway in Brides Wars although I am 150% sure we won’t be getting married the same day. She’s the person who keeps me sane and grounded, and honestly, any day that I can spend some time with her is a happy day in my book.

In the comments below tell me something about your best friend.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week Four

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week Four

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Hello and happy Thursday. Today I was on my way to the bus stop when I got a text from the principal saying classes were canceled. I feel like for the sake of the new people reading this I must clarify that I’m a teacher, but I guess as excited as students when I don’t have to go to work. For me, staying at home is reason enough to be grateful, right? But that would probably make a super short post so let’s dive into my notebook of Happy Thoughts and let’s see what I was thankful for this day in 2018. Let’s get started, shall we?

February 27th, 2018: Orange cookies make me happy

You’ll see that there’s a common thing here regarding my happiness and food. What can I say, though? Food makes me happy, and by “food” I mean anything artificially sweet, made of flour or fried. Sadly, I don’t remember these particular cookies, but they were relevant enough that day to make it to the list.

Is there any food that makes you happy? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week Three

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week Three

 

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Hello and happy Thursday. Today’s an odd day for me because we had some “friendship day” activities at school, which involved a lot of candy. Weirdly enough, I’m not hyper but I’m actually super tired and in need of a nap. The happy thought of the day is a little weird too because I didn’t follow the usual format, but I guess stepping out of routine is fine once in a while. Let’s get started, shall we?

February 201th, 2018: I’m happy when one of my wishes comes true. 

I have no recollection of what I’d wished for this day, but I’m sad to announce it might have been related to MHD because he was an important topic back then for me. MHD was a guy I started talking to in January 2018 in preparation for my trip to Baltimore, and let’s just say, I wasted a lot of time with him. 2018 was a very weird year for me and I’m very glad that it’s now a part of the past that hopefully will never come back to haunt me.

Have you had a wish come true? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 2

February 2020 Thankful Thursday Week 2

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Hello and happy Thursday. I woke up extra early today and felt super productive and ready to tackle my to-do list. I am most definitely a morning person and like to be done with all my responsibilities by 10am. I just wrote that part and spent the following then minutes on Instagram because one can’t be too productive, right? Anyway, let’s get started with today’s happy thought, shall we?

February 13th, 2018: Chocolate bread makes me happy.

I was referring to these massive chocolate croissants they’d give us at this school I used to work at. Besides being the size of your head, they were absolutely delicious and impossible to eat without becoming a walking mess. I’m telling you, you got chocolate smeared on your face and fingers, sugar all over your clothes, and of course, this was our midmorning snack on Fridays, when everybody had to wear a special fancy uniform because we had a flag-raising ceremony.  Let’s just say that when it was chocolate croissant day, we had to bring extra makeup and maybe wet wipes to clean the disaster. Totally worth it, though.

What’s a food that you love eating even though you always end up looking like you smeared it on your face instead of eating it? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

Welcome to Thankful Thursday

Welcome to Thankful Thursday

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Copy of THROWBACK THURSDAY.pngHello and happy Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then probably you’ll find the title and thumbnail a bit familiar. Don’t worry, Throwback Thursday is still a thing, but I have decided that the last Thursday of every month is going to be Thankful Thursday.

Here’s the part where I give you some context. For a while now, I’ve had this notebook I titled “Things That Make Me Happy.” It has only a few empty pages now, so I don’t know how much longer it’s going to last me (don’t worry, I have backup). Anyway, I write in that notebook every single day at around 6 pm about something that made me happy. When I started, I didn’t have a defined number of things, so I’d just write whatever came to mind, then I settled on five things, and finally when I started working and being busy I reduced it to one thing.

Now what I want to do is share each month five random things that made me happy. I might provide some context if I remember that specific day or event. Today I’ll share with you five things that made me happy in March of 2017. And after that super long intro, let’s get started, shall we?

March 2nd, 2017 

#337: New blogging projects. 

Now, you’ll see that the style in which I write these happy things down will change with time. This is how I used to record the happy things at the beginning, by keeping track of the number and everything. Don’t get used to that. Now, regarding the event itself, by then I was already contemplating the idea of getting rid of my four unsuccessful Blogger blogs, and making them one WordPress blog, which has proven very successful so far. This isn’t when I made the blog and actually started posting, but it’s like the day before, when I was sure I was going to do it.

March 6th, 2017

#357: Leftover salad for lunch.

Yes, I remember this particular salad, in the same way that I remember almost everyone and everything in my life. I had recently started going to the nutritionist, and I was really committed to sticking to the eating plan she’d designed for me. If you’re interested to know about that, check out my Journey to Healthy Living series [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]. Anyway, I was at my best friend’s house on a Sunday and we ordered to this place that sells amazing pizza and fried mozzarella and cookies, but instead of ordering any of those, I went for a salad, and because my soul is weak, I couldn’t eat the whole thing, so I took it home, put it in the fridge, and ate it for lunch the following day. Do I think I was genuinely happy about eating leftover salad for lunch? No, but I think I was proud of myself for doing it.

March 14th, 2017

#397: Not having to wear a lab coat.

Over my years working at schools, I’ve had to wear lab coats twice. Here, I’m referring to my first job at a school, in which I had to wear this Heather gray lab coat that always looked dirty. The advantage was that it had huge pockets where I used to keep all sorts of things. It could even hold a small notebook! I only had to wear it on days when students actually came to have class, so on those other days when we had meetings and stuff, I was free and didn’t have to wear the always-dirty-looking coat.

March 17th, 2017

#413: Finding out this is a three-day weekend.

Has this happened to you? Going about your life thinking you have to go to work on a Monday and then finding out that said Monday is actually a holiday? Maybe it happens more often in Colombia because we have so many holidays, but let me tell you, I’m that person who always goes “see you on Monday,” and has to be reminded by someone that, oh no, Monday is actually a holiday. I find that even more exciting than already knowing that you have one more day off way in advance, don’t you?

March 27th, 2017

#464: Advancing tons in a book. 

We don’t even need the context on this one because this could make anyone happy in basically every situation ever. I’m not a fast reader, and even though I love books, I take my time with them and read about one per week or so. On top of that, reading big books is sort of intimidating for me, so I guess on this particular day I was able to read many pages from a very big and scary book and I felt proud of myself for that. Who wouldn’t, really?

Those were five things that made me happy and that I wanted to share with you for this month’s Thankful Thursday. I would love to know one thing that has made you happy today, so if you’d like to share, you can do so in the comments.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

My Book of Happy Thoughts

My Book of Happy Thoughts

Hello and happy Friday. Last Christmas I gave my sister a makeup bag filled with all the essentials, and she was so grateful she gave me a ton of stuff. One of the things she gave me was this cute notebook, in which every day since December 24th, 2016 I write five things that make me happy. Today I’ll be sharing with you ten things, which I’ve selected thanks to a random number generator. I highly suggest you start your own little book of happy thoughts, because it gets you to put things into perspective and always have at least five reasons every day to be happy and thankful. Let’s get started!

#588 Remembering my school years.

#93 Cake for snack, fries for lunch.

#460 Sporting a skirt for the first time in a while.

#288 Tiny animal-shaped chocolate.

#685 Being able to do new exercises.

#521 Waking up to the sound of the sea.

#74 Crazy colored makeup.

#182 Speaking in French.

#40 Showering past noon.

#64 Tight clothes that make me look slimmer.

Those are ten things that make me happy. Now, tell me, what’s something that makes you happy?

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila