Pop of Yellow

Sunshine. Sunflowers. Ducks. Chicks. Denny’s. Daffodils. Lemons. Snapchat. Bananas. Emojis. Bees. Stars. Lemonade. Canaries. The theme of this blog.

What do all of these things have in common? They’re yellow of course. I don’t know what it is but there’s something about the color yellow. Yellow is a color I try to relate to as often as I can. It makes me happy. Few things do these days, but yellow? Happy as a clam.

I try to relate to the color yellow as often as I can because it does make me so happy. Whether I’m wearing my yellow vans, my phone background is yellow, my nails are painted yellow, etc. I try to add a pop of yellow to myself every single day.

Something I like to do is “flex” on my depression. When i have bad days, or struggle to keep going, I look to the color yellow and I’m immediately more radiant. I may have no serotonin in my body whatsoever but as long as I’m looking at the color yellow, there’s at least some hope for a good day ahead.

I think of a lot of things when I see the color yellow. I think of a warm summer day on the ocean, the breeze cascading across the shore, smiles from everyone involved.

I think of a day with friends, laughing in a coffee shop, ignoring homework and responsibilities because you’d much rather hear about drama than read 100 pages. [We love a good coffee shop tea party, honestly.]

I think of the word bloom. How I’m still growing, blooming. No matter how many bad days, long nights, missed responsibilities, I’m still growing and one day, I’m going to bloom.

We all have something. Something that gives us joy, something that gives us hope. Sometimes it’s coffee, sometimes it’s a dog, other times, it’s a primary color that turns every frown upside down.

A Day Of Bliss

As a college student, there are very rarely days where I feel un-rushed, content and am able to enjoy my day at a leisurely pace. These are days that I often take for granted.

When posed with the question, “What makes your day?” countless thoughts run through my head. My day is made when I get to spend Sundays in my favorite coffee shop with my best friends catching up on that week’s work. My day is made after shopping with my mom, joking over our differences in taste and trying not to buy every outfit in the windows. My day is made when my dad and I spend a night in watching one of the newest movies released On Demand and intently discussing the film as the credits roll. My day is made after breakfast dates with my boyfriend, a luxury not often granted to us thanks to the three-hour commute from Cincinnati to Athens. The list goes on and on.

Solace is an emotion that I’d like to feel more often. The days where I can physically feel the stress of class, work and my other responsibilities being lifted off of my shoulders are few and far between. This semester, it’s been my intention to focus more on the little things in life that make me happy. Being part of LVNG Limitless has already given me an outlet to remind myself that, no matter how overwhelming life may get, it’s important to focus on the good things in life. Now, I make a conscious effort to ask myself, “What makes me happy?” everyday and focus more of my energy into that.