How are you doing today?
I'm doing GREAT!
I'm sure at least one of you are thinking "yeah right Jenna. You always say you're doing great, fantastic, wonderful, peachy, and so on. You can't actually be in a good mood and having a great day, every single day." LIES. ALL LIES. I really can be in a great mood and have a great day every single day. How do I know this? Because I am in a great mood, which in turn causes me to have a great day.....every single day.
Let me start off by saying that I try really really really hard to make Chronicles of a Curly Head a positive place for my readers to go. A place where you guys can each learn something new, something fascinating, something silly, and have a couple of laughs along the way. I also try very hard to make my blog a very fun and unconventional class room of sorts. I like to think of myself as the wacky teacher who doesn't necessarily know a ton about life or the food industry, but enjoys learning more and more with each passing post and each passing day. And I like to think of you all as the students who choose to come back and learn with me, the students who question the things that I say, and the wonderful students who help me figure simple things out when I'm too blinded to see that the answer is right in front of my face (It turns out F.R.O.G. Jam stands for: Figs, Red raspberries, Orange peel, and Ginger....who would've thunk? lol Thanks guys).
That being said..... If I could choose one thing for each and every one of my students/readers to take away from CCH I can honestly say I wouldn't want it to be ANYTHING having to do with food at all whatsoever. If I could choose one single thing for you all to take away it would be this: Be undeniably happy every single day no matter the circumstances.
Perhaps you can't control the things that happen to you in life and the circumstances that you're in, whether it be good or bad. But you can completely control your emotions, and how you react to situations. You are the sole operator of your reality. No one else controls your happiness but you. NO ONE.
Take my hair for instance. I could hate my curly hair like a majority of curly heads do. I could hate that when I wake up I look like my head was attacked by a small rodent. I could hate that my hair does the exact opposite of what I want it to do every day. I could hate that my hair looks completely different every single day. But instead.....I laugh, and embrace the mop that I was given.
I thought my 'morning curls' were more than hilarious today (see the photo above for proof). What are morning curls? Exactly what they sound like. You go to sleep with beautiful curls, and wake up with a raggedy wacky moptop. I'm sure every curly head reading this can relate to the craziness of morning curls. I took one look at myself in the mirror this morning and knew I had to document this wonderful head of nonsense for the world to see. This is just one of the many reasons why I love having uncontrollably curlicious hair. It's just so much fun! No negative vibes in this curly headed department.
You control the vibes you put out into the world, which in turn, determines the things that are brought back to you. Negative vibes and negative energy will only cause negative things to continually happen to you. Happy vibes, and happy energy will cause positive things to continually happen to you.
This is the GIANT difference I see between my attitude and the attitude of a majority of the people I meet. I absolutely refuse to let the randomness of life put me into a bad mood. I refuse to let the things that I cannot control, control my emotions. I never take life, or myself too seriously....I just don't see a point in doing so! Perhaps this is a foreign idea to most of you, perhaps some of you are too stubborn to take what I'm saying into consideration, and perhaps some of you already practice this sort of mentality. All that I ask is that you try your very best to make the best of every situation. Try to be as positive as you possibly can. And ALWAYS smile. Life is wonderful if you allow it to be. So quit being a negative nancy will ya?
Glad I got all of that out of my system lol. It's been building up for quite some time now. There are too many negative nancy's running around these days bringing everybody down. I had to intervene and spread a little love and joy all over CCH before I exploded! I hope I make sense for the most part.....I get a little carried away here and there lol.
ONWARD WE GO!!
I took today to treat myself to the little things I love in life. Listening to old music. Driving around with my Okapi's, drinking coffee, shopping, and creating happiness through food. Let's take a look see shall we?
Whilst you peruse through the rest of this post you should listen to the vocal stylings of Mr. Frank Sinatra......
I sometimes get the feeling that they are judging me.......
If my Okapi's could talk they would tell many tales of my poor driving skills, and how terrifying it is to be a passenger in my car. Lucky for me they can't.
(I'm sure my friends are reading this right now reminiscing on the many times I scared the holy bajeezus out of them whilst cruising around in my car. I faintly remember hearing things such as "OH MY GAWWWDDD" or "Jenna.....Jenna.....JENNA WATCH OUT!" or "AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!" being screamed out in my car. Lol.....sorry guys.....I'm getting better I SWEAR!!)
I will never get tired of.......
Tall iced soy chai tea lattes with three extra pumps of chai.
Curse you Starbucks for being the only coffee place near by!!
Man oh man what I wouldn't do for a coffee from ''The Ohio Coffee Co'. back home right about now.
Decided to treat myself to a little Marhshalls goodness......
Can we please take a moment to marvel at this random majestic tree in the middle of the parking lot? Lol.
The items I really really really wanted to buy, but decided it would be best if I didn't .......
What exactly did I purchase?
(Because let's face it....I can't go into Marshalls without buying at least one thing.)
A beautiful retro looking purse that is going look amazing alongside my collection of retro dresses.
I made a pit-stop at 'Maters and Taters' to see if they had any peanut butter goodness to offer....
This combo is hella good.
Well.....that's all I have for you guys today!!
I have a pretty big announcement to make that I've been neglecting to announce for the past few weeks! So be sure to check back in tomorrow to hear the new news....that's not really new news.....that some people know.....but not everyone knows. If that makes any sense lol.
I hope each and every one of you have a wonderfully wonderful day. And as always: be sure to treat your body with love and respect. It's the only one you have!!
I shall bid you farewell the same way I said hello - with another Frank Sinatra classic! ::Swoon/Sigh:: why oh why aren't men more like Frank these days? Gentlemen take notes....