Two of my favorite podcasts, Pop Culture Happy Hour and The Simple Show, as well as one of my new favorite blogs to follow, Modern Mrs. Darcy, have segments that are basically about what’s making them happy that week, or month. This is one of my favorite segments because I get tons of ideas for things to read, watch, listen to, or do from what is making these awesome people happy at that particular moment. So because imitation is the highest form of flattery, I’ve decided to adopt this segment for Happy Heather and post weekly about my favorite things. I’d like to start by doing this weekly because I think that will help me be in the moment and keep the things that are making me happy top of mind.
So what’s making me happy this week?
Last Sunday was Book Lovers Day and as a book lover myself I decided to treat myself to a trip to the bookstore to get a new book and spend the afternoon reading. I ended up with the book How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman. This turned out to be the perfect book for an all afternoon, and evening, and night reading session. I read this book in just over 24 hours, reading more than half of it in one sitting on Sunday, a little more on my lunch break Monday, and finishing it shortly after I got off work on Monday evening. The story is a psychological thriller about a woman who begins to see things and the reader is left to figure out if these visions are true memories that she has suppressed for years or if she is hallucinating from mental illness. Great read, that made me very happy this week. I’ll talk more about this in my monthly Reading Challenge update.
Another thing making me happy this week is Bachelor in Paradise. I love everything about the Bachelor franchise and in this second season, I have not yet been disappointed. Here is the premise if you are not familiar. Previous Bachelor/Bachelorette hopefuls who were not so lucky in love their first time around (or second if they’ve been on BIP or Bachelor Pad before) come to an island and live in a house together. Each week selected individuals to get the opportunity to go on romantic Bachelor style dates, while the rest are free to make connections back at the house. At the end of the week, either the men or the women (they alternate every week) hand out a rose to someone they feel a romantic connection with. If you don’t get a rose that week, you have to go home. My favorite ladies of the season (so far because new ones are added all the time) are Clare Crawley, Tenley Molzahn, and Ashley Salter and my favorite guys are JJ Lane (surprisingly) and Jared Haibon. I’ve also enjoyed Joe this week because he’s completely crazy but I have a feeling I’ll be over that really quickly.
So those are my favorite things this week and I’ll continue to keep you posted as the weeks go on!