If It Makes You Happy

I really don’t think I could have been more depressing lately. Remind me again why you guys are still reading? If I’d been you, I’d be all “dude, fuck this chick.” Well, maybe not, but you know what I mean.

I have gotten on my own nerves so much this week these last few weeks this month. Whatever.

There is too much good stuff that I am fortunate enough to deal with daily that wallowing will not get me anywhere. I have an apartment I love, a job that challenges me (and gave me a fairly decent raise just a month or so ago), a family who I adore to the ends of the earth, and a group of friends that makes me feel like I must have done something right in a previous life to be lucky enough to have them now.

I have my health and am physically capable of working out like I do, which not everyone can say. I am grateful for that.

Every once in a while I know I need to remind myself of this, that I have so much to be happy about. The following is my way of bashing myself over the head with that knowledge. These are reasons to be happy, and there are so many more. Mental note, take more pictures when out with friends.

Life is difficult, but it is good.


My mom’s side of the family. This isn’t even all of us.

Some of my favorite STL girls

Best friend/It’s-Complicated-With/Glycerine (her name is April)

Best friend uncle. I miss him

Jackie. Her face in this makes me laugh out loud. I can’t believe she’s going to be a mom.

The absolute loves of my life. 

Oldest grandkid, youngest grandkid


Melissa. One of three normal pictures of us.
The Teacher, who I miss tremendously

Michelle (the baby)
I love these three
All my siblings

Cousins at our girls’ weekend in Orlando

5 thoughts on “If It Makes You Happy

  1. We're still reading b/c we've all been there. Glad you're taking some time to knock yourself over the head to remind yourself of the good in your life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Good to remind yourself of this. My family isn't really tight, you're lucky! "I love this crazy tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful beautiful life."Also? Stop being so damn depressing, sheesh. Kidding! <3<3<3

  3. Hi Ann – I am JJ's Mom and I like reading your blog because I admire your determination on all sorts of levels. I am particularly inspired by your physical training these days. As long as we are trying, there is always hope. Here is a video you should watch sometime – it's really something. I have no idea if this link will actually work. If not, I'll send it to JJ and she can send it to you via email. Keep the faith. xxJulshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5vOhMwRQwI&list=FLM7eB9ieInZl79JFXbaHCTw&index=1&feature=plpp_video

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