Little reasons for happiness (however shallow they may be) are popping up here and there these days and I’ve been catching myself smiling out of the blue because of them.
First, I’ve got some money rolling in, and who says no to money? Last December, I completely forgot to change my mailing address on my employee profile so my last paycheck for the year got sent to my old apartment. I put in a request to have the check reissued and I finally got the new check yesterday! Ka-ching! More money in the bank always makes me happy. 🙂 When I catch the shopping bug again at least I’ll have a little more padding. *naughty smile* I’m not even sure what I want to buy as I’ve already purchased two pairs of metallic shoes in the past 2 weeks. I don’t know what the deal with the metallic streak is, but I just couldn’t pass them up. I can’t wait for spring (or at least a sunny winter day when all the slush from the recent snow days melts away) to come so I can wear them. 😀 Also, I just got back a cashier’s check I issued as a move-in insurance deposit for my apartment a few days ago. I’d forgotten about it so it was a nice surprise. Double ka-ching!
Second, we just got out of a meeting with some clients and they loved all the work we presented them! And it seems my design concept is going to make it to the next round 🙂 Oh yeah! *fist pump* Hahaha 🙂 Little victories like these make work that much more satisfying. As we always say here in our cube, “All a designer wants is to be loved and understood.” A little appreciation goes a long long way.
Third, because my apartment finally feels like a home with all the IKEA furniture finally built! Woohoo 🙂 Now if I can only go out and finish purchasing the pots and pans so I can start cooking! I did use my newly purchased microwave for the first time two nights ago though. I can already imagine myself using it for some buttery popcorn on Netflix movie nights!
Fourth, just because I’m in New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, there’s nothing you can’t do here. Wahahaha, I’m actually a bit sick of that song now, but yeah, I just love it here and now I can honestly say that I’m really glad I decided to stay. 🙂