It was an interesting journey that 100HappyDays took me on and while not every day was sunshine and roses, it was–and still is–easier to find the good in each day. Some days, like when my Granny died, it took A LOT searching. Others, like Day 100, it was easy: I was in a gorgeous spot with some amazing friends. Regardless, when you go out looking for happiness, it will find you.
I’m quite sure every Texan’s motto is “Go Big or Go Home” and it is in that spirit that I planned not one, but THREE trips for my birthday this year. Due to scheduling and vacation requests, they were all spread out (both in terms of timing and location).
Trip One was with BFF & BFFH in Florida. The weeks leading up to my trip were crazy and stressful and I wasn’t altogether sure it was going to happen. When I touched down in Tampa and saw the kites flying in the airport, I had a smile that spanned from ear to ear.
Having grown up smack dab in the middle of nowhere in Texas, it is sometimes surreal walking around NYC and seeing iconic buildings that I have always seen in movies and on television. Of course, Macy’s is one of New York’s biggest icons, which set the stage for my favorite Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street. Nowadays, it also reminds me of my niece, who announced when she was 8, all she wanted was to go shopping at Macy’s. Her parents convinced her to wait a few years and every year on her birthday she sends me a countdown until she gets to come and visit Macy’s (oh, and her Auntie Sherry of course!).