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SB. SJ. Big Sur. SLO.

31 Dec

I finished my journal. I have written 1825 sentences of gratitude for the last 5 years. I’m really proud of myself. When I look back through the journal I can’t help but get happy tears in the corners of my eyes. The last five years have brought so much joy and it’s all documented. Having a gratitude journal has completely changed my outlook in life. Without a shadow of a doubt I can say that I see the world differently now. Life is most beautiful when it is imperfect.

The last month of my journal was spent enjoying the holidays despite having the plague. My Husband (I still can’t believe I have one of those) and I traveled to Santa Barbara, San Jose, Big Sur, and SLO over Christmas.

I leave you with a grateful Hart. Thank you for joining me in my journey the last five years. It meant a lot.

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Harts

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This is my first February as a Fiancé. I’ve always known I would be Mrs. Hartman one day so I have always been on the look out for cute heart decorations to celebrate Valentine’s Day that aren’t cheesy. I looked forward to hanging the heart garland on my mantel especially this year. Hooray for Harts.

The Dip

Anxiety crept in for me at the end of the month. When I get really intense anxiety it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. In addition to stressing about whatever brought on the anxiety I will also stress about completely random things that happened a million years ago that deserve zero of my energy. I rarely feel this sort of anxiety these days. I have been doing my best to focus on gratitude to subside these feelings. Hopefully I will start to feel better soon. My journal will help me refocus.

The Bursts

Not traveling is one of my burst for February. This has been the first month in what feels like FOREVER that I haven’t traveled. Staying in San Diego has been spectacular. Its easy to forget how lucky I am to call San Diego home. Having four weekends in a row in the city I love so very much has been amazing for my soul. My favorite weekends are weekends with no plans where Hartman and I can just be us. We go to coffee shops and wander around our favorite neighborhoods.

We redecorated our living room and it looks INCREDIBLE.

We booked engagement photos for the end of April. I’m super pumped to shoot with Lets Frolic Together.

I completed the Yoga Six February yoga challenge. I took 29 classes in 29 days. Namaste.

My sober streak continued through the month and I have never felt more clear headed. I’m planning on falling off the wagon for my Best Friend’s bachelorette party but I promise to do so with mindfulness and care.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read. I hope you are finding your happy.

1095 Sentences

31 Dec

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Happy last day of 2015. Tonight as I crawl into bed I will write my 1095th sentence in my journal. SO CRAY. I can’t believe I started this resolution three years ago and I actually stuck with it. I must admit that I have thoroughly enjoyed looking back at what I wrote over the last two years. I see themes for sure. So many happy moments chronicled in my Happiness Project. Three years down, two more to go! I’ll raise my glass to that.

The Dip

I spent what will certainly be my final Christmas in my childhood home this month. My Mom and Step Dad are in the middle of a nasty divorce and the house is being prepped to be put on the market. There was a time in my life when the thought of selling my childhood home would have brought me great turmoil. Over the last five years so much negativity has surrounded Casa K that I am at peace with saying farewell. It still was a bit sad nonetheless. I genuinely believe the best chapters for my family are ahead of us.

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The Bursts

Christmas in San Jose with my familia was awesome. I love my precious Nephew, Peyton, and Auntie Life is the best. Hartman and I enjoyed toasting our engagement with my family over the holiday. The champagne was flowing. Peyton is at a really fun age where he understands what Santa and presents are all about. I was even able to squeeze in an impromptu lunch date with my hometown bestie and my college bestie while we were in the Bay. It made me feel super special that I sent a text saying “I’ll be there in an hour” and they both showed up with such short notice. They are very busy gals after all. We ate and drank way too much over Christmas so a detox is fast approaching once these holidays are over.

Hartman’s big boy job is closed over the holiday break as well so we have had so much fun spending ample quality time together. This is the longest we’ve had off together since we took two months off to go to Thailand in 2007. It’s LONG overdue. Getting facetime with him confirms that I have the best partner to share my life with. As cliché as is sounds, he’s my best friend. Fo sho.

Cheers to 2015. I welcome 2016 with a happy hart.

Thank you for reading.

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