Things making me happy this fall

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There has been a lot of negative things going on this past summer and now fall, from the raging monstrosity of infuriating politics in the United States, to destructive hurricanes displacing people in the south. I don’t like to ignore what’s going on because one, I am a very curious person, and second, I always feel an obligation to know what is going on around me, so if need be, I can help out by whatever means I am able to, be it emotional support, financial support, or just sympathizing with those in need, because if I was in their position, I would want the same thing.
Ok, now lets talk about what has been making me happy in the midst of the madness in this world
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1. Podcasts
My life literally made a 360 degree turn around when I found out about podcasts. They are becoming quite mainstream now, so you may have heard about them too, but in case you haven’t, go! now! and find out about podcasts.
I was a huge fan of talk radio (NPR)…slightly embarrassed to put this out there haha, but I wasn’t interested in all the topics they had, so I would go back and forth between NPR and audio books until I found podcasts.
The awesome thing about podcasts is that they have a huge variety of topics to choose from, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
My favorite is NPR politics. The hosts talk politics, in an unbiased way, and also make it fun and relatable, while covering important topics.
Other fun ones I listen to: The Moth stories, Fresh air (I pick and choose what to listen to), Serial (3 seasons that I went through quick! nothing new yet)
I have tried listening to nursing/medicine ones..but OMG!the speakers are so boring I just can’t! For all fellow nurses out there, if you find something interesting let me know!

2. Movies & TV shows

Latest fun movie: Masterminds. I literally almost cried in laughter and still have giggles here and there when I remember lines from this movie, it was HILARIOUS. Ok now go see it!

TV: Vice principals on HBO was pretty awesome, I always looked forward to watching this on my days off. Currently waiting for season 2. If you have Netflix I loved Stranger things – totally binge-worthy. Other Netflix favorites are the marvel comic series; Dare Devil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and also Better call Saul. Ok I will stop now, am glad you’ve found out what a TV-Holic I am haha.

3. Being outdoors.

I have discovered a few hikes in MO. Elephant rock was definitely my favorite, followed by Hahatonka state park. It is very beautiful in southwest MO right now because all the green trees are changing color. I am slowly getting charmed by this side of the world and I am loving it..sorry Seattle (you’ll always be my first love)
Fall outfits
I hope you are not getting beat by all the negativity in the world right now, and hope you enjoyed reading this post. What is currently making you happy?, I would love to know
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Outfit Details
Dress, sweater, and earrings: Target
Shoes: Aldo
Purse and necklace: Forever 21

23 thoughts on “Things making me happy this fall

  1. It really is like swimming upstream trying to stay positive with all that is going on in the world at the moment. I make a concerted effort to notice tiny little good things that happen throughout the day. It keeps the balance. Love the outfit, by the way!

  2. I LOVE those boots! Perfect for the change of seasons. And yes, I’ve always loved NPR podcasts … This American Life has always been a favorite. Fresh air is awesome too!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  3. I love your outfit and the boots are so darn cute! I agree with everything you stated especially since it not my favorite season but the things your listed is what I like about it

  4. I love thinking about the things that make me happy because it gets rid of all the bad vibes. There’s too much negativity in the world and I really don’t want to add more fuel to it. I think it’s awesome that you’re enjoying everything there, especially the outdoors!

  5. I love being outdoors during this season. The parks look so beautiful with the leaves falling and with a warm cup of tea, it really is the perfect start to my day.

  6. TV shows are definitely high on my list. i’ve being watching Asian dramas like a crazy lady. anyway, i love the dress and cardigan look, it’s my favorite fall uniform

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