I don’t know about you, but my happiness meter seems to naturally go up the moment the season of Summer steps on the scene. It could be because I’m more intentional about my work-life balance, or because it stays daylight for a longer period during the day, or because I get to enjoy some of my favorite foods on the grill. It could also be because my birthday is in the Summer and I tend to always be super happy around that time of year!
I’m very dedicated to my work, but nothing makes me more happy than having time to experience life. I’m always game for a trip and I still get excited to take plane rides. Shopping is at the top of the list for my favorite things to do and I’m the happiest when I’m shopping at some of my favorite boutiques. Among my other favorite things, recently, I’ve started finding enjoyment attending live concerts. It’s always a vibe hearing your favorite artist live.
If you know me, you know I love food…good food to be exact! I don’t cook as much as I used to, but I’m happily content eating at my favorite restaurants. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! In the Summer I’m always game for backyard cookouts and I find that there is nothing like well cooked meats and veggies off the grill! My favorites are ribs, chicken, corn, zucchini, and squash.
I also love birthdays! Having a Summer birthday is likely a part of the reason I find myself noticeably more happy during this time of year. I tend to reflect on how thankful I am. I generally always celebrate in a big way, whether that’s taking a trip, having a party, or having a more intimate dinner party with a small gathering of family and friends. I’m so blessed to see another year and I like to celebrate with those around me.
It’s easy with everything going on around us, socially, politically, personally and even professionally to question whether we deserve to be happy. I say you do! Life is too short and regardless of what’s going on around you, find time to express and enjoy the things that fulfill you and make you HAPPY!!