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Okidoki Artichoky

Can you pronounce the title?

(okey-doukey arti-choky)

I say this quite often. πŸ˜€ Maaaaybe, just maybe I’ll film myself saying it, huh?…. Yesterday was kinda awesome, because I dared and opened YouTube editor for the first time. WHOA! πŸ˜‰Β Played with it some time, and all I can say is that – I WANT MORE!

I want to learn editing so bad…. Has anything stop you lately from doing what you want to do?Β If it did, I get you. I get you real bad. Past three years was/are something I need to wrap my head around in a way that I can learn and respect the balance of my wishes and limitations at the moment. A moment of three years I guess?

I remember hearing this song when you could hear cool music only by listening to radio with a tape ready to record something you like. Or buy audio tapes. I got goosebumps when I heard this song for the first time, I remember that exact moment and situation. I was about 12 and I was laying down in bed I was sharing with my sister in an old small house. I starred at the ceiling and this song gave me hope. I felt I could see the sun he was waiting. Β Music does that to me… It can switch my mind towards the good feelz. What do you do to overcome something traumatic for you? What helps you? I honestly want to know… πŸ™‚

My baby blog has been neglected for some time and I can not tell you how much I am grateful right now. I CAN WRITE!!! So freaking awesome… ❀

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Now there are “few” things stopping me from going in GO mode, and I respect that. I am just so extremely glad I am not in a hospital anymore and that I finally can watch at computer screen without getting a migraine five minutes after. Yay!Β I have also ignored social media and let me just tell you how liberated I feel being away from Facebook for 99% of my time. It really changed my priorities and got me off of that “check out FB” routine all the way. Life is better with as less facebooking as possible. Is facebooking a word? Well, now it is πŸ˜€ I super duper ignored other social networks that are available too. I was really on with my offline mode – party coz I just couldn’t go online physically and mentally, before you think I have that strong will power hahaha…

GO TO CATEGORIES TO REMIND YOURSELF OF ME MYSELF AN I πŸ˜‰Β 

  • COLUMN FOR DEEP STUFF, GETTING OUT OF MY HEAD ON A VIRTUAL PAPER AND INSPIRING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY IF YOU ARE INTO IT – the feedback is much encouraged πŸ™‚
  • DIY STUFF
  • AND HERE IS RANDOM TURTLE BOB WHO IS HERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU WITH RANDOM POSTS, JUST CLICK HIM #bobisfamous

I sincerely hope we get to chatting real soon, I missed you! ❀

Keep your chin up! Love ya

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Thirsty for love.

(Picture people rushing in a crowded street)

She is in denial.

Running running running.

No silence. Please.

Can’t stand to think about it.

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(Picture engraved black letters on a tombstone overgrown with weed)

Self hate.

So strong.

Engraved. Accepted.Β 

Feared.

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(Picture an old well.)

Sadness as its own purpose.

Despair.Β 

It physically hurts.

She is confused.

Thirsty for love.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Three Perfect Shots.”

That was three shots, but I have the fourth.

(Picture woman standing in light, light goes from inside her and outside, it surrounds her.)

The wall has collapsed.

And she liberated herself.

She found a well.

She is not as thirsty anymore. ❀

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My baby blog in the big world β€

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.”

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Year and a half ago I didn’t even think about having and actively writing a blog. It just happened. Literary. Just. Happened. Like it is so natural to suddenly have one, like a next step on a stairway, like a sun rising, like eating a third cookie when you are hungry and said you’re gonna have just one. πŸ˜‰

So natural. It really is. It feels so natural for me to have this blog like it was never otherwise. (I can make a commercial out of this.)

I am saying a lot that a plant needs a time to grow, and change I am going through no matter how frustrating it gets from time to time, can not be forced or pushed forward. It has to go like a plant, in its own pace. I can water it and take care of it, but I can’t make it grow faster. That’s how I feel about this blog. It is in the right place at the right time. I have no idea where all of this writing will lead me, but I don’t stress about it. I know at first I wanted to inspire a lot of people, I wanted to reach out and try hard to share my new found inspiration and love for life. Now, I have learned a lot of things. I am learning all the time. About me, about others, about society… I have learned that it does not take a lot to reach out, that I don’t have to “try hard”. I can just BE. I found out that I am so happy when I receive a comment like “You made my day.” or “You inspired me.” from just one person, whom I know or whom I never met.

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Natalia Rak graffiti in Bialystok, Poland.

I still want to share and inspire. I see it like a wave of love and positive energy going and hugging the entire Globe. When I see my blog is read in parts of the world I don’t know how to pronounce it makes me proud and humble at the same time. I had chances to “go more aggressive” but I really don’t want GMO in my plant I am nurturing here. I hope you understand that and that it doesn’t sound cheesy. Heck, I don’t care if it sound cheesy, I love you for every amazing comment you leave here. You are awesome. We should like, I don’t know… Blog. πŸ˜‰ ❀

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BTW!

I HAVE to share with you that somewhere in the process of my country crossing from 2014 to 2015 I woke up in 2015, logged on to see my wish came true. 500 of you! ❀ I felt so good! So blessed!

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Merry Christmas from Ivy :)

I hope you are well and having a great time… Enjoy! ❀

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That’s me in the red ball and yes, I DO have the Santa Claus hat on. πŸ˜€

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I’m on a pursuit of happiness…

I'm on a pursuit of happiness...

I bookmarked this photo a while ago for a good reason.

This is a part of Strangers Project photo, so if you still don’t know about them – quickly – to my post! ➑ THE STRANGERS PROJECT

I saved it because it says:

The 20s are so weird. I feel unsettled and unsatisfied and inspired and scared and brave and incompetent and underutilized and bored and overwhelmed all the time. I guess everyone feels this way, but it’s still very isolating. If you’re reading this and you feel this way, I hope you know you’re not alone.

That is so relatable to me… And I think to many 20 somethings. πŸ™‚

We all in the end strive to find happiness and be happy. I have found this link about 21 Habits Of Happy People. Honestly, I read only the numbers, not the description, but the article is very much on point. I loved the last sentence the most:

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

And in that, I want to share my opinion. It seems to me that we are preoccupied with “the search of happiness” and feeling happy in general, and the state of “being happy” is idealised. Everywhere I hear stuff like, be happy, 10 things to make you happy, even in the music industry is a movement of “Happy” by Pharell. I love that, I’m all about positivity.

I know you’re sensing a “but”. πŸ™‚

But! What about being sad? Angry? Nervous? Relieved? Are those feelings less important? Are they less valuable, do they make us less “happy”? I said already in one of my post, how would you know you are happy if you have never been sad?

All emotions are HUMAN. Striving to happiness is beautiful. But life isn’t all white. It’s yin and yang. And do not let your down’s bring the shadow on your up’s, because the balance is what it is really all about.

Love, dream, hope… And don’t forget to look around you in this very moment. You know what often brings happiness? Gratitude. Being present.

At least to me… ❀

 

This is a part of Weekly Photo Challenge and Weekly Word Challenge from Suzie81.

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Happy International Day Of Happiness! (And also first day of spring)

Today is International Day Of Happiness! πŸ˜€

And what do I do here on my blog? Share positivity and celebrate creativity as much as I can. πŸ™‚ So I decided to share with you two videos that got me recently. One got me laughing and another speachless. You guess which one did what. πŸ˜‰

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Happy Birthday to me!☺

Beyonce sings to me… πŸ™‚
I love this video I found:

She says…

“It’s my birthday today. I’m now 26.” with so much pride. I stand today and say exact the same two sentences.

It’s my birthday today. I’m now 26.

I am proud. Of my blog, of my friends, of my family, of myself.
We will coutinue this amazing journey together and that makes me very happy and blessed… ❀

Thank you! Today I celebrate!

Love, Ivy

Google loves me

Google loves me πŸ™‚

It says “Sretan roΔ‘endan” I know you can guess what that means. πŸ˜€

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Do you have time to be happy?

Do you have time to be happy?

I have come across this challenge a while ago and bookmarked it because I knew I wanted to feature it on my blog.

It is called 100happydays and it’s basically submitting a picture what made you happy every day for 100 days in a row. It could be anything… From photos of your beloved ones, friends, favorite coffee place, food, nice view, lovely bench in a park… Anything. πŸ™‚

I love the idea, although I must admit that the term 100 frightens me. It is a challenge indeed. Maybe I will decide to join… That is one more awesome thing about it! You can join whenever you want!

If you are undecided like me, you can also help by translating their front page into your own language and submitting. I did that just now in Croatian.

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One paragraph I particularly liked. It said: “If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting.” It is YOUR challenge and YOUR attempt in making yourself happier person with more optimistic view on life and just stopping to appreciate. Even for that moment when you take the picture. πŸ™‚

Lets spread happiness, one picture at a time. πŸ˜‰

Join here: 100happydays.com

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Happiness happiness joy joy

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Today was “the most depressive day in the year”. Well, if it was that will be freakin awesome.

But I want to rant about something else. I cannot help to see a lot of “happiness” theme going on… On WordPress, on social networks, in the news… In conversations about New Year. I was chatting the other day about New Year’s resolutions and stated that it is a bullshit if you ask me. Everything I wanted 6 days ago, I still want! Everything I’m hoping to become, the direction I’m hoping to go…. nope, none of that changed in a day. πŸ˜€

Beside that I wanted to say a word or hundred about this obsession with happiness.

Yes, it’s really great to strive to happiness I don’t deny that. But you can’t be happy all the time, it’s not possible, it’s not a task, damn it, it’s not HUMAN!

What is wrong with being sad, angry, scared, neutral, intrigued, bored…….etc…? If you were to be happy all the time, how would you know you’re happy? You know you are happy because once you were sad, you know you feel good because you felt bad. How that songs goes “…it’s ok not to be ok…”

I want to stop idealizing happiness in my life. Striving to it – ok. But I am a human not a robot, to programme my feelings. And frankly, I wouldn’t even like it if I could.

Some of the other posts that intrigued me on this challenge:

likewavesinthesea.wordpress.com

rimahassan.wordpress.com

thisblogneedsatitle.com – and we used the same emotikon. Peace out.

jayashreetrao.wordpress.com

vernetteoutloud.wordpress.com

I borrowed the photo from a blog mcwhispers.wordpress.comΒ πŸ˜‰

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❋ ❋ ❋ Merry Christmas!! :) ❋ ❋ β‹

❋ ❋ ❋ Merry Christmas!! :) ❋ ❋ ❋

It is not snowing here in Croatia today, but this is my card for you guys. πŸ˜€

Happy holidays from Ivy!

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