The support I received on my last post was amazing, and very appreciated. After reading through the comments and hearing some feedback, I think perhaps the post came off a bit heavier, or more depressing than I intended it to. Clearly my thoughts are still somewhat of a jumbled mess, and my transportation onto online paper was not a complete success. Overall my last post was meant to be a positive one. Despite some of the emotions I am still working through, I am optimistic and calm. I said I wasn’t good with these things!
After attending another amazing spin class last night I think my words may have come to me in a way that makes more sense. Long story short is this..when I was in those moments during spin where I was pushing my body to its limits I realized how resilient I really am. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. This was the first time in months I felt my life having some kind of order, and the best way to continue is with these small routines.
BOOM, OK I hope that came off more positive because despite the overwhelming support from my blog family on my last post, I did NOT want to be a Debbie downer! AIN’T no body got time fo dat! Now I want to list some things that make me happy. I want to puke rainbows and glitter in this post and make it disgustingly positive.
- Leaf littered benches. Fall, you continue to steal my heart. ❤ swoon.
- Balanced meals. It may be hard to believe with all the sweets I post, but this is the majority of what I eat. I don’t post my meals because they are boring, but man are they tasty. I would eat cupcakes all day if I could though..
- Starbucks red cups. Everyone and their mom has posted about these, but my coffee really does taste so much better out of a holiday cup. It’s a scientific fact.
- Spin. Well…duh.
- COFFEE. I love everything about coffee, it just makes me feel so fuzzy inside and reminds me of crisp mountain mornings with a small layer of fog hiding the sun.
- Cats. Call me crazy, but I feel like I’ve grown closer to my two cats the last 6 months. HAHA I have to laugh as I type that, but I am so serious! They are with me everywhere when I am home and they snuggle every night. It’s wonderful.
- BLOG FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY! You all rock my socks and make me smile. Thanks for always hanging out with me during all my crazy blog shenanigans!
Q: What makes you most happy right now??
80 thoughts on “Rainbows and Glitter”
With you with the red cups…and spin! If you’re ever in downtown LA, come take my class!
What makes me happy right now??? Reading your blog never fails to bring a smile to my heart. You have grown so much as a writer since way back when, and I always learn something new about you, and me as well. Keep it coming! Love you!
Thank you, Honey! Love you too, can’t wait to see you all soon!! Your continued support means the world to me. ❤
puke rainbows and glitter? anytime if you turn out happy pictures like leaf colored benches and the most precious cats. you know i’m yet to see a starbucks red cup? we don’t have too many of the famous coffee joints here in minneapolis. i’ll be sure to stop in when i’m in chicago in a couple weeks 🙂 oooh, and your “I did NOT want to be a Debbie downer! AIN’T no body got time fo dat!” is the quote of day. done deal.
STARBUCKS RED CUPS! Oh lawd dont even get me started!!!! Starbucks does make the holidays better and coffee DOES taste better in those cups! ❤ ahhhh so much love for them. I should be one for HALLOWEEEN – omg, could you imagine?!??!! <— got a little sidetracked.
Fall, you wonderful beast you. I have so many "leaf" pictures on my phone and I need to refrain from instagraming. It's unnecessary and everyone has seen it before but it's just so freaking beautifulllll.
you da bomb dot com, and I think you should puke rainbows and glitter, cause that would be amazing and I would want to jump in your puke… <— GREAT pick up line 😀
OMG BEST Halloween costume idea!! If we lived closer I would TOTALLY do that with you..what a great ideaaaa pleaseeee do it!
I’m all for positive posts. Sometimes it’s just necessary to reflect on all the great things about life.
I’m not going to lie. I STILL had red cups at home from last year because I wanted to savour them throughout the year when they had gone away…but clearly I didn’t even use them all. Oopsy. Yes, I’m a Starbucks cup hoarder.
I love all the things that make you happy too. Twins.
Spin, coffee, fall, starbucks, friends, family, yep love it all.
I think we all have a tendency to sound slightly overdramatic on our posts at times. It’s hard to convey what’s going on in our heads in a way that someone other than us can understand. I’ve certainly written post that make me sound so down on myself when in reality, life isn’t that bad. So I gotcha 😉 Reading this made me 1) miss spinning x100000000 and 2) crave cupcakes. I wonder if I have time to run to Georgetown cupcakes during my lunch break today…
I wish I had somewhere near me that sold vegan cupcakes I could run to! That would be epic, and I would run every single day.
HAH! At least I’m not the only one who cannot write a post explaining themselves in the “right” way. Seriously, I have the worst trouble doing it, too! And I get what you are saying with finding the right “order” right now in your life. You feel complete and just in line with a schedule.
Coffee, fall, and starbucks make me happy along with Elmo, family, and nice hot bowl of oatmeal. PS. Love the fact you love pistachios! One of my all time favorite nuts which I believe never gets enough attention!
YES, your comment on my last post was like I wrote it myself!! PISTACHIOS are my favorite nut..hands down.
Rainbows and unicorns and leaf covered benches are the bestttttt. I need to try this spin thing. I just get all weird when it comes to trying new classes at the gym. That is normal right?
Rainbows and glitter are the best. And just by your posts alone I can see how resilient and positive you are so don’t worry about the heart-of-the-matter posts! Keep enjoying the good things but let yourself have your moments, too. After all, it’s those rough moments that make leaf littered benches and red cups that much better, right?
Thank youuuu!! Your comment made me smile, and YES the rough moments definitely make the happy moments that much sweeter!
btdubs, I did not realize I was basically saying the same first sentence as the person before me. 😛
Ahhhh your a snapchatter…had no idea, well and no idea that it exhisited until last week. Add me duder eddard2013!
I’m terrible with snapchat! HAHA! I’ve only had it for a few months now, and didn’t see the point at first. Now I go through phases of not snapchatting for weeks, to sending like 50 snaps at once. HA!
I think you’re such an upbeat and wonderfully nice person that even the slightest change and we all want to rally behind you.
Oh Thoughtsy, this was a beautiful comment, thank you!
Reading awesome blog posts like this one is making me happy right now. ;p Seriously!! Gotta agree about the benches covered with leaves.. I’ve been cleaning up the leaves from my yard but refuse to clean them off my porch (which has built in benches) I just like the way it looks 😀 However I have to disagree about your boring eats.. They look pretty awesome to me! I can’t even admit how many times my meals up being almost all one color. blah!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Leaves and benches are the BEST combination. Like peanut butter and bananas. Also, what is a coffee master?? Sounds awesome! And I love your cats!! They are so cute. Finally, Snapchat! Yes. Add me – amy_adesertgirl.
There is a training course through Starbucks where employees can learn all about the coffee such as the growing processes, different flavors, different locations..and just be a MASTER of all things coffee! Kinda cool huh!?
Davida @The Healthy Maven
Yup the red cups give me more happiness than might be normal…I’m conventional but so what! And cookies. The starbucks ginger molasses cookies especially 🙂
Her Happy Balance
Mission accomplished! Lots of glitter and unicorns and cupcakes and rainbows 🙂 Also, you take some wonderful photos 🙂 Are you using a special camera?
AH! Thank you so much! It’s funny you comment about my photos because I have finally decided I want a legit camera. I am getting really interested in photography, but I just use my iPhone right now and see so much more potential for my photos with a legit camera!
Karla @ Finding My Fit
Looking at that spin bike makes my bottom area cringe and hurt–I can never walk comfortably (or sit for that matter..) for days after taking a spin class.
I feel you about coffee. I’m pretty sure my twitter/instagram/facebook all reflect how that’s the only thing on my brain & fueling me through the long week streak I’m on. Coffeehead. New nickname…
That was a lot of puking of rainbows and glitter! 🙂 Some of it splattered over to my place here! I now have “caught” your positivity and am feeling like puking rainbows myself! 🙂
Cat beard!!!! Haha omg I’m dying!!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
Girl, you couldn’t be a debby downer if you tried!! Love this post though. I always enjoy talkign about the things that make me happy because it’s usually a long list and I’m instantly gratified by all the possibilities. 🙂
D’aawww thank you! That makes me feel better. I never want people to leave my posts feeling like they were punched in the guy with the depression fist.
Speedy has a ceramic coffee cup that is a red solo cup…. it fools everyone when they grab it muhahhaha
love this post. very positive. and YOU ARE SO NOT A DEBBI DOWNER. i never once had that thought on the last post! you and your cats….. one day, i shall say hello to them and….. then run away.
Baby steps..that is all I ask of you! I am playing this scenario out in my head over and over. I cannot wait. HAHA.
Rach @ This Italian Family
YES! The Starbucks red cups make me so happy! 😀 And obviously I should’ve read this post before leaving my comment on your last post, haha! I’m glad that you’ve realized how resilient you are! You got this. 🙂
I LOVE your comment on my last post, it was perfect. Thank you!
Life's a Bowl
Hahaha I immediately started laughing because I had a similar blog title last week… But I definitely used the pairing in a different way 😛 What’s making me happy right now is having the opportunity to explore careers and having support from my family!
I love how you mix pistachios with your grains! Yummy!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Boring eats?!? Uhm… what?? So they look pretty darn amazing to me! And can you believe that i went into Starbucks the other day JUST to enjoy a holiday cup and they didn’t have them yet??? What gives! You’ve got connections with these people — can you tell them to get with the program?
Mmmm! I love all of these things too, especially the Starbucks red cups! I have yet to partake– this needs to happen. STAT.
What makes me happy right now? Hmmmm…. Probably reading all the amazing stories people keep blogging and distracting me while I’m at work 😀
I have yet to have a Starbucks drink out of their holiday cups for this year. It will happen eventually! I don’t drink coffee too often anymore. Boo. I think they should make holiday iced coffee cups. I am sure they could make it work!! The upcoming holiday season is making me happier and happier! Minus the xmas songs though (just because its the same song in a million variations). lol. Also, the new season of Sons of Anarchy is available on Netflix! YAY!!!
Katie @ Live Half Full
Sometimes the intention to be positive is enough to turn a mood around. This post makes me happy, so your mission was accomplished!
Choc Chip Uru
A positive post full of rainbows and glitter and gorgeous autumn leaves because no one can hold down your utter awesomeness 😀
We love you!!
Ohmygosh Brittany you would be the BEST coffee master!!! With your positive personality and upbeat energy, everyone would adore you. (Well okay, they do already!) I also read about a guy who became a Starbucks coffee master and then held taste testings one or two evenings a month where he’d talk about the history of the coffee and offer different pastries that paired well with its flavor. I could see you doing that too and being super successful!
I am so proud of you for finding joy and optimism while still sorting through thoughts and emotions. It takes a strong woman to do that! 🙂
Your comments are seriously one of my favorites..ALWAYS! What a fun idea to do tastings. I love how coffee is so much like wine with food pairings. SO much fun.
I’ve never actually had wine before, despite living so close to Napa my entire life! Crazy. But coffee tastings would be much better because I could still drive around and eat extra chocolate… No alcohol-impaired calories! 😉 I hope your coffee master training is why you’ve been so busy at work!!
Coffee + fall = yes.
Matt @ Runner Savvy
Sarah - Real Housewives of MN
Okay now I have ‘these are a few of my favorite things’ in my head but that’s okay. I love your list, and agree with all of them, especially the coffee – it’s necessary for my survival 🙂 haha
Life After Swimming
CATS!!!!! I want those pistachios…and the promise of seeing my family next weekend makes me happy 🙂
I would say all of the above plus HOCKEY! 🙂
If your last post is as ‘Debbie downer’ as you get, I think we should find a way to extract and duplicate that gene from you into everyone else in the world.
My toddler make me smile constantly!
Kristina at damntenpounds
Coffee and pretty leaves will take me to my happy place too!! Spin will just send me straight to the pain cave 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better! Your post reeks of rainbows and sparkles and glitter and magic. Nice job! Although none of us would have believed you were a Debbie Downer… not for one second!
I may be the only person to exist that’s NEVER had Starbucks during the winter. Nope, I’ve never experienced this whole red cup sensation everyone talks about.
Before I started working at Starbucks, I think I may have only had one of two beverages out of the red cups..in my entire life. SO…I wasn’t that far behind you! They really do make me smile though…haha.
kelly @ racesrepsramblings
Yay!! Love it! And I have yet to get some Starbucks out of the red cup yet… must. do. it. Happy you’re feeling butt kickingly awesome and positive 🙂
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
nobody wants to be a debbie downer (at least I hope no one does). but sometimes you just gotta let it out. I feel better after my last post. can’t wait to get my red cup of joy soon. it’s one of the best things about winter. 🙂
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
All of your cat pictures make me happy right now!! Haha I so wish we could get a cat but our landlord won’t let us so I will need to live vicariously through you and your cat photos 🙂
I’m glad you did yesterdays post and I didn’t find it too down at all, I think you’ve just got to put it out there sometimes to help you work through things.
I am also happy about the fact that I have an extra long weekend since I have tomorrow off work.
HEY do NOT apologize for what you wrote the last post! It’s how you were feeling and I don’t think it sounded as heavy as you think it did- just that us bloggers have a 6th sense for these things and can pick up with a fellow writer is down. Myself included. I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to be a debbie downer, but it’s real life and it’s okay to talk about all of our feelings sometimes…even if they’re not always super happy and perky ya know!?!? HUGS!
AH thanks man, I just love ya!! I’m glad it wasn’t “too” heavy sounding to some people. I just hate being all like..”womp womp womp.” HUGS RIGHT BACK TO YOU!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
YOU make me most happy right now! I love your positivity, even during a hard time. I have a difficult time getting my thoughts out in a way that makes sense to others. I’ll just ramble and it makes sense to me and won’t seem “heavy” but like you said, comes off depressing or super sad. You were just getting shiznit off your chest. Sometimes it makes you feel better to just get it out.
PS I love the amount of avocado in your first food pick! Nom.Nom.
An Unrefined Vegan
🙂 Naw, YOU rock!
PS I’m loving coffee more and more and it scares me a little. And I agree – something about seeing those red Starbucks cups…
OH MY goodness, me too!! You are the only other person I know that agrees with me when I say I am WORRIED about my love/obsession for coffee these days. Despite my desire for multiple cups a day, I must limit myself!
An Unrefined Vegan
Coffee Drinkers Anonymous? It must be extra tough for you being around coffee all of the time!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
You’ve done it. I’m officially going to take a spin class next week. 5.30 wake up call here we come.
Glad your feeling better. Those meals scream yum.
WHOOOO I AM SO STOKED!! I can’t wait to read all about it! I hope the teacher is good and has good music because that makes a WORLD of difference. I’ve been to classes where the music sucked and I COULD NOT get into it!
Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
Ahhh hahahah! Puke rainbows and glitter, girl, get after it! I love that picture of the fall bench – that should be in a magazine! 🙂
And your meals are awesome amazing delicious wonderful! I’ve been on a huge avocado kick lately and I just can’t get enough!
Christine @ Gotta Eat Green
Fall = best. Especially all the leaves and benches and ahh! So many pretty things. I’m happy this week is a long weekend for me.. I need the break!
I think it would be so cool if you became a coffee master! What all is involved in that?! If you do become one, I think it would be soo cool if you did a post (or series of posts) on your experience. I am clearly obsessed with your blog/Starbucks/coffee 😉
I know what you mean about becoming closer to your pets!! Not weird at all 🙂
There is like a 20hr training course I would go through to learn all about the coffee growing processes and different beans. Also lots of coffee tasting to be able to pick out different notes!! I would DEFINITELY share my experience!
Cats make me happy! Love them! Love your balanced meals!
Have you even read the secret? its amazing. i think you fundamentally already get it though! Yeah glitter and rainbows, id add puppies for good measure then toss them all into a ceiling fan and watch them splatter around the room so i could be surrounded by goodness.
OK so that sounded really violent. Its not, I swear.. I would never actually do it. hahah, i think its a colloquial thing
HAHAHA IT DID sounds violent! I was like OH DAMN! Ohh man, I laughed out loud. I have not read that book, but I will look for it!!
COFFEE literally can make me happy any time and any where. Just the smell alone gets me. And I wish we had the pretty fall leaves falling here, but you know, its still in the 80s over here. Freaking stupid LA.
I think you should name every post Rainbows and Glitter. Titles like that make me happy. So does spinning. I am so freaking excited to go again next week and please, please share more photos of your meals. They are gorgeous. I want to jump into those plates of goodness preferably while sitting on that fall bench with a cat in my lap.
My daughter. Every single day she has a new feat to show me. She keeps me grounded and reminds me about what is really important without saying a word.
“I want to puke rainbows and glitter in this post and make it disgustingly positive.” Awesome attitude :)! I just caught up on your last post and I can relate so damn [excuse my language] well. Not going into it too much here – not interfering your idea of disgustingly positive 🙂 – but having been in the waiting game/job search for a few months now left me without a routine, too. And I don’t like that one bit. However, just like you I’m a huge fan of counting my everyday blessings. Great to know I’m not the only one who thinks leaf littered benches are so wonderful – don’t ask about the dozens of pictures I took of them recently. Also: Blog friends and family: <3!!!! The biggest blessing in life.
If i could somehow convince you to cook for me I'd be a happy girl. Not like your sweet treats you post weren't tempting but what you're calling "boring" meals looks so good to me. I totally wouldn't say no to you sharing some more of them for my own meal inspiration. Just saying.
kathy @ vodka and soda
i’m pretty sure that peppermint mocha is around all year at starbucks but i only drink them during the holiday season so that definitely makes me happy! as of last week, i made a promise that i will treat myself once a week to a peppermint mocha so that gives me something to look forward to at the end of each week.
and don’t even worry about your (last) post being heavy; i love that you shared some of your private thoughts in such an honest and raw manner. hope everything is working itself out because you deserve the best, lady!!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
MIND WENT TO GUTTER…. At the sight of that spin bike seat. I know why you REALLY like spin! 😉
I don’t think it came across as heavy or depressing at all..just that clearly you struck a chord in a bunch of us! (Also my comment was kind of all about mememe. *blush* sorry)
ANY- what I really need to “say” is that ..all your pics are amazing, duh…but those pistachios literally made me pause and stare and maybe drool a bit. Look at how cool and beautiful they look!
Thank you my beautiful friend! I could totally go for a giant handful of pistachios right now!