The Happiness Project

May 27, 2016

Being a blogger in this day and age can be a little daunting. Over the past few years, the internet has become saturated with various different blogs so it can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to all of them. On a daily basis, I probably pass through nearly fifty different blogs, all with different nieces, personalities and styles so when it comes to tending to my own I very often fall into this trap.

Whether we like it or not, social media now plays a big part in our everyday lives so it’s therefore a very import tool for bloggers. Platforms like Instagram and Twitter can be great for meeting new people and discovering exciting content but they can also be bad for your self-esteem. It’s no secret that most people at some point in the day will feel envious of someone on social media. Whether you’re jealous of their twenty thousand followers or their second holiday in a month it can be very easy to forget about all the good things in your life.

I get told quite often that I can be very negative at times and everyone will agree with me that towards the end of the month when you’re waiting for payday it can be hard to keep your spirits up. So I have decided to start a new monthly post where on the last Friday of the month I will share with you all five non material things that have made me happy this month. Hopefully it’ll inspire you to share what’s also made you happy this month and together we can help each other be a little more positive!

5 Non Material Things That Have Made Me Happy In May

New Job: You would have seen in my last blog post that the reason for my lack of post this month is because I’ve started my new job. Although I enjoyed my time at Stirling Ackroyd, I didn’t feel like property was the right industry for me so I decided to go back into retail and landed myself a job at luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch. Doing exactly the same as what I did at Amara, it’s been so nice getting to know lots of new bloggers and work on lots of amazing events. It makes me very excited for the future.

First Run: Having a boyfriend who is obsessed with the gym means naturally I am into my fitness. However running has always been something I’ve hated. The last few months he’s been going to a weekly running club so a few weeks back on a sunny Friday evening we decided to go for a run down the seafront instead of our usual trip to the gym. I’ve never voluntarily been for a run before so I’m very proud of myself for trying something new, even though I didn’t get very far!


Surrey: At the beginning of the month it was my friend Laura’s birthday so I took my annual trip to see her in Surrey. We met each other a few years ago on our Journalism course and make sure we see each other as much as we can in a year, even though we live in separate counties. It’s so nice going down there to see everyone and I always have a really great time, especially as the sun was out!


Family Day: A few weekends ago we had a bit of a crazy family day. We went to a lovely restaurant in Dedham called Milsoms for my cousin’s birthday followed by a trip to my Nans to see some family from Canada who were visiting. I hadn’t seen my family from Canada in about fifteen years so it was fascinating hearing all about what life is like over there and obviously no family trip is complete without looking through some old photo albums! 


Me and my little brother 15 years ago

Me and my little brother 15 years ago


Farewell Boleyn: This last one will probably bore you if you’re not into football so I won’t blame you if you stop reading now! When I first started dating my boyfriend three years ago it was very quickly made aware to me that I had to either love West Ham or go! Ok, it wasn’t as brutal as that but it was definitely something I had to learn to embrace very quickly. I’ve never been brought up with football so I’ve never supported a football team before, little did I know that was about to change. Long story short, this month West Ham played their last ever game at their beloved Boleyn Stadium before moving to the Olympic Stadium in August. I can’t compare myself to lifelong fans but watching the last game on TV was such a significant event, it made me really grateful to be part of such a great history and very excited for the future.


What five things have made you happy this month?

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  • Reply Yasmin Rebecca May 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    This is such a cute, personal post! I love your blog layout and photos too, really enjoy exploring this blog 🙂 xxx

    Y x |

    • Reply Kristy Barber May 31, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks Yasmin 🙂

  • Reply Eleri June 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Completely agree with your points on social media. It’s so important to stop and appreciate the little things. I did a similar post on my blog >>


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