Starting on Monday, September 6, 2010 (at 4:00 in the morning, so technically Sunday, September 5), I started taking a picture of something that made me happy every day. My Project Happiness 365 started as a proactive act on my part to ward off deep depression. It was spurred by heartbreak as an effort to pull myself out of the wreckage, but now it's fueled by gratitude and a desire to find the beauty in everyday, "mundane" life. This is my honest, vulnerable journey from Hot Mess to Winning. I hope this helps. Oh, and if you're in pain, good; that means you put your whole heart into something. And if you think it won't ever get better, I promise it will. Here's my proof.

4. Kamryn

Some days feel like a roller coaster. I can feel amazing and start laughing for no reason for 5 seconds and then I can feel a sinking feeling in my chest a minute later. So. If this happens to you… YOU ARE NOT CRAZY! It happens to me, too. And I am not crazy. In a bad way.

Before I show you #4 let me tell you all the things I WISH I could’ve taken a picture of today.

1) I’m taking a philosophy class called Ethics in Medicine. It was my first day. My teacher is this cute little asian man with a pretty thick accent. Well apparently he wanted to cover two days worth of information today and he couldn’t sotp GIGGLING about it. I found his giggling infectious… I was alone in that. Everyone else looked like they wanted to die. Dr. Chan was unphased. He even giggled about lying to a patient and telling them they didn’t have cancer. Giggle on, sir. Giggle on.

2) I was jamming to some India.Arie on my way home and I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I turned and saw a 60ish year old man on the side of his house. What was he doing (you may ask)? Well. Let me TELL YOU. He was jumping on a little baby trampoline and kicking at a punching bag at the same time. Just put the picture into your head. Oh and he was wearing a sweatband. Bouncing and kicking. Vigorously. On a baby trampoline. Really, a picture would’ve been better but it would’ve been FAR too awkward. So use your imagination.

3) While walking to the library (before I encountered Kamryn), Katie and I encountered a little boy with his face pushed up against a window screen. His nose was pushed up like he had a pig nose. I called him precious but he was unphased, watching us stroll by with his mock-piggy face til we were out of sight. PRECIOUS. Too awkward to take a picture of. Didn’t wanna take a picture of a little boy through the window. Pedophile, anyone??

4) WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!! Kamryn. Katie and I are walking and we see this little girl standing on a bucket belting. She sees us coming and scrambles down from her bucket, sits on the grass, picks up a stick and starts pounding on her drums. I asked if I could take a picture of her. She said yes and posed. TADA! KAMRYN:

SHE POSED!!! HOW PRECIOUS! We said, “Bye,” and she said, “Bye”. I told her to open a lemonade stand in the spring and I’d come by. I think she was still starstruck, being chased down by the paparazzi and all. SO PRECIOUS.

“And I’m working my strut but I know it don’t matter. All we need in this world is some love.”
~”If I Had You” by Adam Lambert

If you’re judging… HE’S AMAZING. He has an amazing voice. You should listen to him for that reason alone.



Comments on: "4. Kamryn" (1)

  1. Long live Adam Lambert.

    And long live your blogs! Seriously, keep writing, and I’m going to keep reading!

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