Wednesday, June 25

Trying New Things. [Day 7.]

Props to myself for making it through the first week of my 100 Happy Days project and especially for posting it on the blog the whole time. I'm quite impressed with myself for making the time to record it all here and I know by the end of it I'll be happy I kept track of it all and didn't get lazy.

Todays happiness is brought to you by food.. which is not unusual. Today my friend Medo and I got together for lunch and he took me to Taste Of Egypt - a restaurant in uptown Saint John that I've been dying to try. He had the beef kebob and I had a shawarma wrap with rice! I love going to new places and trying new things (especially food, lets be honest) so I was so happy to go with him. The wrap was delicious and the company was great. He has been an awesome friend to me since we met in January.


The picture I got of the food was a super shitty picture but oh well! :) After lunch we went to Rockwood Park and I got super lost but you can't actually get lost so it was fine. We went to a part of the park I haven't been to before and it was really nice. Id really like to start running up there, mostly because I can run deep into the forest where no one can see me lol

Remember to follow along with my 100 Happy Days on my blog or through instagram. You can follow me with the username beejsmallz (www.instagram.com/beejsmallz) or with the hashtags #100happydays #choosehappy and/or #bailchooses happy. Let me know if you decide to take the challenge as well so I can follow you!

big love,
bailey j 

Kristy [Day 6]

Todays post is late because work was kinda terrible. The bright side is that I came home with 140$ from a night shift on a tuesday which is super rare. The bad news is I didnt even get into Millidgeville until 11 and thats annoying. Oh well!

Today for my 100 happy days I'm celebrating Kristy. Kristy is my cousin/soul sister diva who has basically been taking care of me and being my best friend since I moved to Saint John. She listens to all my bullshit, gives me advice (even when it hurts!), feeds me, makes me laugh, finds me jobs and the list goes on and on. My life really would be a racket without her and she has been a huge blessing to my life since I moved here in January. 

Today she made me Chicken Alfredo and I knew she had to be my Day 6. Love you! 


Remember to follow along with my 100 Happy Days on my blog or through instagram. You can follow me with the username beejsmallz (www.instagram.com/beejsmallz) or with the hashtags #100happydays #choosehappy and/or #bailchooses happy. Let me know if you decide to take the challenge as well so I can follow you!

big love,
bailey

Monday, June 23

a day of adventures. [day 5]

Good afternoon, lovely readers!

Yesterday when I finished my post I said "tomorrow is going to be awesome" and today really was awesome. It was one of the best days I've had in a while and definitely makes up for my shitty day yesterday!

I woke up this morning and Ashley and Ryker were in town. We had made plans to have a day in the city and hit up the zoo and I was pretty excited it was finally happening! I LOVE animals and although I have conflicting feelings about the zoo, I had never been to the Cherry Brook and thought it would be a fun adventure to take Ryker.

After a pizza pit stop and picking up my friend Josh we headed out. We had a good time at the zoo and my personal favorite was the snow leopard and least favorite was the creepy emu. I'd tell you what Rykers favorite part was but he thought ever single animal was a tiger so he was pretty content either way. I was easy to please - the last zoo I went to was in Guatemala and there was one totally insane tiger and some possums. Pretty bleak.

When we finished we weren't ready for the adventures to stop so we decided to check out the fair that is in town. We bought a bunch of tickets and hit up all of the rides that Ryk was big enough to get on. Josh and I were kind of useless for most of them because we get sick but I got on the ferris wheel and Josh did a little mini roller coaster with him. Mama Ash definitely won the ride crown by doing the ferris wheel, strawberry, bumble bee and the carousel.

It was a gorgeous day and we won some prizes, got slushies and ate mini cinnamon donuts so I really have nothing to complain about! To top it all off I may get to have some lobster dip tonight and I got a really nice call from my father today who wanted to cheer me up after seeing my blog yesterday. I am blessed and life is beautiful and that's what this project is all about. :)


Remember to follow along with my 100 Happy Days on my blog or through instagram. You can follow me with the username beejsmallz (www.instagram.com/beejsmallz) or with the hashtags #100happydays #choosehappy and/or #bailchooses happy. Let me know if you decide to take the challenge as well so I can follow you!

Have a beautiful day,
Big Love,
Bailey





comfort food [day 4]

Today was the first day I struggled with finding something to post for my 100 happy days. I was hoping it wouldn't happen so soon (day 4, really?!) but it was a bad day and it's that time of the month so what can you do? 

Nothing too awful happened today it was just a bad one..one of those days. I'm emotional and lonely and then I lost out on $80 after an incident at work, not to mention work was hellishly busy and I went home in the negative! Just a bad day. 

So now I'm at home comforting myself with a sidekick and some TLC and I'm choosing to enjoy it thoroughly and count it as my happy moment of the day. Sometimes you just have to accept that every day cant be perfect and enjoy a treat and some weird shows about amish people. 



Tomorrow is going to be awesome..absolutely awesome! Check back tomorrow for a more uplifting post. :) Remember to follow along with my 100 Happy Days on my blog or through instagram. You can follow me with the username beejsmallz (www.instagram.com/beejsmallz) or with the hashtags #100happydays #choosehappy and/or #bailchooses happy. Let me know if you decide to take the challenge as well so I can follow you!

Saturday, June 21

the simple things. [day 3]

Today my happy moment is a simple one but one I appreciate when it happens. I'm a waitress and I tend to work a lot of weekends and late nights on those weekends. I love working, I love getting hours and I love my job but once in a while it's nice to leave a bit early. Tonight I was able to leave work before the sun set and it made me pretty darn happy! It's a simple happiness but that's what this project is all about - finding beauty and happiness in the little things in life. I'm off to have some drinks with my friends - another thing that brings me happiness - and I hope you all have a lovely evening.


Remember to follow along with my 100 Happy Days on my blog or through instagram. You can follow me with the username beejsmallz (www.instagram.com/beejsmallz) or with the hashtags #100happydays #choosehappy and/or #bailchooses happy. Let me know if you decide to take the challenge as well so I can follow you!

Big Love,
Bailey 

Friday, June 20

my mother might kill me today. [Day 2]

Yesterday I started the 100 Happy days challenge on my blog and on instagram. To follow along either follow me on instagram : beejsmallz or search the hashtags #100happydays, #bailchooseshappy and/or #choosehappy. To find out more about what lead me to do this little project check out yesterdays post. If you read it then welcome to Day 2 - are you proud I made it this far? Because I kind of suck at consistency! Go me!


My mother might kill me for posting that photo of her but it's important to me. Today, my mom loving me enough to wake up at 6am on a day she took off just to see me for a couple minutes before I left made my happy. I'm blessed to have a truly awesome mother who loves me more than anyone should . I know that I probably wouldnt wake up at 6 for anything really so it means a lot to me that a couple minutes of seeing me was worth it to her. Im so lucky.

Happy Friday, everyone!
Big love,
Bailey 

Thursday, June 19

the happiness search. [Day 1]

I'm sitting in the place in the world where I probably feel most comfortable and most like me - at my parents home on Grand Manan. It's a shame because I absolutely hate living on the island but there is a certain comfort to coming home, even for a day, after even a couple of weeks of living my life in Saint John. Don't get me wrong - I'll always see my move as a good decision, but I am just so comfortable and at home here and a part of me wonders if I'll ever find that in another place and preferably not with my parents.

As I become more and more comfortable in Saint John and I try to build a life for myself, I find myself back to old issues of trying to figure out who I am and where my life is going and whether I'm leading a life that is purposeful and meaningful. For the most part I think no. I said last night to my girlfriends that I feel kind of helpless, especiallly when it comes to my weight, and Rachel said "you should write about it, it always helped you to keep track on your blog". Which is totally true but as I said to them, I can't write at all lately and I feel like my life is a mess and it would be a lot of...

"Everytime I find a new guy it fails, I'm fat, I'm broke and Im in love with someone who won't give me a shot. Being Bailey J!"

Who wants to read that? I bet you didn't enjoy reading it right then let alone every day over and over. Imagine what it's liek to be my friends? Depressing having to listen to that shit over and over! After that comment Rachel said "|Write about happy things".

Hmm. That's an idea. I wanted to say "I really don't have many happy things to write about... except for when Im drunk at a bar dancing and not worrying about why I'm not happy when I'm sober". I didn't but I said it to myself and then I thought.. hold the fuckin' phone Bailey. This is not you and it's not okay to feel like this and we're gonna stop this ole train right here.

So this is my new project. I'm sure you've all heard of, seen someone you know participate in or possibly even participated in the 100 Happy Days project. It's an awesome project that forces you to see the happy, positive things/events/people in your every day life and essentially can totally brighten your days and make you notice the good things instead of focusing on the bad and it's exactly what I need!

So every day, starting today, I'm going to blog about something awesome that happened to me that day or a beautiful thing I saw or a lovely compliment someone gave me and I'm going to show myself that though my life is a total mess and not together even remotely that there is beauty and awesomeness in it and I'm going to snap myself out of this funk. I'm also forcing myself into 100 days of writing on this blog which will probably do me a world of good - this is such a big part of me and I have been pushing it away and it's time to embrace it.

So without further adieu I bring you Day 1 : Finding Peace at Home


I took a long drive today to a spot on Grand Manan, pictured here, that for some reason makes me feel so calm. I always feel like everythings going to be okay when I go here and it was just so beautiful today that I had to snap a picture. Can you believe I actually took that? I'm so not a picture taker but it's not too bad, if I say so myself. Grand Manan kind of does the work for you though. I know that even if my life got real bad, like stripper bad, that I could come home and feel safe and comfortable and that counts for a lot. By the way.. I have no intentions of becoming a stripper..they'd probably pay me to leave..which is an idea for extra cash..hmmm. 

Anyways. Please follow along on this journey with me, every day for the next 100 days, either here on my blog or on instagram under the hastags #choosehappy #100happydays and/or #bailchooseshappy 

Thanks to Rachel for the inspiration - love you long time. 
See ya'll tomorrow. 
Big Love,
Bailey 





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