Chin Up and Cheer Up - Things I Love

Hi y'all!

Hope everything is fabulous with you! It's ONE DAY until Spring Break for me, and Columbia is in the midst of midterms, so everyone is bogged down and a little bit on edge. I've been deliriously exhausted and burnt out all week, so I thought I'd sit down and take a second and talk about what makes me happy to cheer me up and to hopefully put a smile on your face too!

Things I love:

Country Music

I'm a Georgia girl, through and through, and there's nothing like some great country music to get me through the day (even though I'll give Bo Burnham credit for calling out country artists on being a little too fake sometimes). Hearing that sweet twang and songs about home always puts a smile on my face.

A clean bed

There's really nothing better than crawling into a bed with freshly washed sheets, especially after taking a shower. It's so cozy and yummy to feel so clean and comfy and just snuggle up in bed. It's one of the best feelings in the world.

Worn out sweatshirts

This past week, I've lived in sweatshirts. I can't be bothered to wear "real clothes" when I'm spending hours in the library. I've recently started wearing my coziest warm and worn out sweatshirt with the sleeves rolled up to show the fleece on the inside and I love looking as cozy as I feel. 

Iced coffee

I'm the type of person who will get iced coffee year round. An example? It was 28 degrees yesterday and even while wearing my winter coat and scarf (and no gloves), I had an iced coffee in hand outside walking to the library. It's so hot inside to make up for the cold weather, that it makes it even better to sip on something cold. 

Car ride with the windows down

I don't think I love any feeling more than this. Driving around town, the radio up, the windows down, and sunlight streaming in is one of the best places to be for me. Add great company and it's perfection on earth. 

A free afternoon

Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays are my favorite days of the week right now because Mon/Wed, I'm out at 1pm for the day and Fridays are completely free. It's so nice to have hours on end to be able to do whatever you want or need to do and having no meetings in sight is an incredibly liberating feeling. 


Growing up in Georgia, it's completely normal to drive barefoot, walk around the house or yard barefoot, and generally stomp around with no shoes on. I got used to it growing up and now I'm always happy to walk around barefoot. I especially love walking around freshly cut grass during the summer with no shoes, or the beach! 

Fresh flowers

I recently picked up some super pretty roses and baby's breath for my room and having fresh flowers in my room was such a nice addition to my desk! It was great to look over and just see some little color and happiness on my desk whenever I wanted.


I love planning. I'm a Type A person, for the most part, so lists and organization and all of that stuff is totally up my alley. I have three or so separate planners to keep my life together and it's so satisfying to feel organized and on top of everything. 

I hope y'all enjoyed hearing about things that put a smile on my face. What cheers you up?