I've been thinking a lot the past couple days about what it means to be happy. And I've come to the conclusion that you choose to be happy. It's not something you're born with or something out of your control. By being happy, you choose to react a certain a way to what's going on around you. Circumstances may not always be the most positive, but a upbeat outlook makes any kind of life better.

Life has been moving really fast lately. I'm facing big decisions that could determine how the next couple of years go. My school work load skyrocketed and I really need a job. But you know, I'm trying my best and that's all I can offer. And you know? I'm happy. I don't have a reason not to be.

1. I got a package in the mail today from my parents. It was random assortment of stuff and I loved it
2. The texts my dad sends me. He's such a goofy guy but his texts are short, choppy sentences filled with the little details of home
3. I ate pupusas for the first time today {traditional food from El Salvador} with some great people from freshmen year
4. Knowing that my mom will help with anything anytime of the day
5. The small important things in life are slowly becoming a habit in my life
6. I'm learning to let go of things I can't change
7. It's Friday and let's just say I've been ready for this week to end

Hope everyone has a happy weekend!


  1. You have been thinking many things recently. I'm glad you think that way. I'm glad I'm part of your happy things. I keep texting you about family. I love you!

  2. I love that your dad commented as "Goofy Dad!"
    My personal theme for last year was the "pursuit of happiness"
    & I realized that the key to happiness is aligning your will with God's plan for you.
    He knows what the best things are for you!