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What Makes Me Happy

Friday 22 June 2018


As of today, I haven’t been on YouTube for a month. Exactly one month ago I postedย two — I repeat —ย two… whole… videos…ย stating publicly that I’M BACK! (for good!), but I went back on my word and pretty much dropped the ball on my YouTube game again. hahahahahahah,ย ay nakoย Rachel… All I can do is laugh about it because really, there’s no time in this world for being mad at myself for taking a break from my hobby.ย As much as I’d like to post every week, I need to be realistic and aim for a more attainable goal (i.e. one post a month). Now,ย that I can do.

I know taking time away (again) was necessary for my health and inner peace as well. I’m still adjusting to my new workplace. I’m still adjusting to married life. I’m still adjusting to living in San Diego. I’m adjusting, and I need to be okay with giving myself time andย easing myself back into YouTube.

On that note, I’m glad I’m writing as much as I am (both privately and publicly). Writing makes me happy, so I’ve been doing a lot of it to balance out what’s been going on with my family. Reading also makes me happy, and I’ve been doing a lot of that since I deleted all my social media and news apps on my phone. Cooking makes me happy, and I’m getting to the point where I do it every day. Last but not least, YouTube makes me happy. All I need to do is prioritize it when I feel comfortable with my new surroundings and the life obstacles currently testing me. With the all crazy things happening both internally and externally, I can’t help but make these list-y blogs of what makes me happy to ground myself and remind myself to be grateful for the things Iย do have.


What Makes Me Happy

  1. My husband ๐Ÿ’
  2. The thought of my sister successfully graduating from UCI ๐ŸŽ“
  3. Freshly manicured nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ
  4. Emojis and memesย ๐Ÿ˜
  5. Quality time with my family ๐Ÿก
  6. My plant babies: Alee, Ferb, and Lane Bobbiย ๐ŸŒฟ
  7. Not wearing makeup ๐Ÿ’‹
  8. Theย Crazy Rich Asiansย trilogy ๐Ÿ“–
  9. Grilled mushrooms ๐Ÿ„
  10. Travel memories with Shannon โœˆ
  11. Decluttering my closet and donating ๐Ÿ‘—
  12. Anything yellow ๐Ÿ’›


I hope you can name a few things that make you happy right now ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ



love and light,
R A C H E L โˆ™ T O R R E L I N O

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1 Comment

  • racheltorrelino
    Friday 22 June 2018 at 10:52 PM

    What’s one thing that is making you happy right now?

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