Halloween will mark the one year anniversary of me giving notice at my dayjob. A year ago, I was stressed out, a little terrified, and totally exhilarated all at the same time. I wasn’t sure if this crazy leap into self employment was going to work out.
A year later, things are….amazing! Sometimes I feel like a completely different person than I was. I’m blessed to work with smart, capable people who also love what they do. I get to work on things that matter to me, and it’s looking like I just might be able to sustain myself while doing it.
Lately, I’ve noticed a meme going around on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere that sort of bothers me. The hashtag #fml (F— My Life) seems to be gaining a lot of popularity. Whether folks are sharing bummery-type things or bigger problems, I’m not nuts about seeing such a negative meme taking off.
Times are tough for a lot of people, and I totally get that. I just think that focusing on the negative isn’t going to help. At the same time, I think it makes folks almost ashamed to be happy in a lot of ways. You almost feel guilty when things are going well.
So! I propose that we start a meme of our own, lovely people! Let’s celebrate what’s awesome! Let’s make #LML (Love My Life) into a meme.
Here are some of the things that make me LML:
- Making cupcakes for board game night! #LML
- Both cats have decided to snuggle me on the couch. #LML
- So much fun riding bikes and eating popsicles with my pal Charlie! #LML
- Making a fancy dinner for movie night with my hubby! #LML
OK, so most of the things I love are food-related. I mean, are you really that surprised?
I don’t think it’s about the bigness of the good things, but about recognizing them. So tell me, positive people! What makes you love your life?
I’m so glad to see this taking off today in the comments and on Twitter! If you want to snag the Love My Life graphic for a post of your own, go for it! I’d love to see folks spread the love. :)
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!