SUNDAY INSPIRATION: What Happiness Takes


I just adore this quote, because of its complete and honest truth. I am a true believer that happiness is a decision you make, and staying happy is a that decision being repeated over and over in your daily routine. Happiness is not a destination but a side effect of courage, work, and intentional behaviors. Obviously anything worth having is worth working for, but I think the really hard part for me was finding that┬ácourage and without a doubt happiness takes courage. Only a short time ago I had a really big fear of missing out, of not getting the approval of others. I would buy concert tickets not because I wanted to see the band, but just because I was afraid of missing out. It is such a freeing feeling to know that I am courageous enough to say no to plans because they won’t make me happy. I am courageous enough to tell people my hobbies don’t include going out to bars, but blogging and obsessing about my next home DIY project because that is what truly makes me happy. Never be ashamed of the┬áhealthy and happy decision you make in your life just because others might disapprove.




Happy Father’s Day to all! It has be a long weekend of celebrating, but I am grateful that I get to spend Father’s Day weekend with my Dad! As soon as I read this quote, I knew exactly what day I wanted to post it. I am so lucky to have been able to spread my wings and live in cities like New York and Dallas. I even ended up in one of those cities for good! I know none of that would have been possible without my Dad. He prepared me to be a go getter and a hard worker. He has always been the one to really focus on preparing for the future, and for that I am so grateful because I truly love where I am at.

So Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads, father figures, and futures Dads out there!





I think this quote is so fitting for this time in my life. I am officially a college graduate. I have a huge, exciting new mountain to climb and I can not wait to get started! I really don’t want to forget this feeling, the feeling of having so many great things to do, see, and experience. I want to remember this because no matter where I go in life I will always have more amazing things to do and see. You don’t have to have a huge momentous occasion in life to start something new, to find a new mountain. I really think this is something I’ll want to remember years down the road. Today is always your day!