5 Cities I want to visit in 2015

Recently, I did a post on my top 5 favourite cities. This post will be dedicated to 5 cities that I wish to visit this year. I found it extremely difficult to pick JUST 5. If I could, I would travel the world. Most of the cities that I’ve picked are in Europe, which is no coincidence. I consider Europe to be the best continent for travelling. These have been on my list for years and years and hopefully, I’ll be lucky enough to travel there this year! 1. Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam is definitely at the top of my list. It’s pretty similar to Venice, in my opinion, so I have every reason to want to visit. I was inspired to go here after watching the movie, The Fault in Our Stars, which was partly set in Amsterdam. The views are incredible, there’s so much to see and do and there’s…

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The Happy Book

This book is similar to the idea of a gratitude journal, which I talked about in an earlier post. Written by Barbara Ann Kipfer, 14,000 things to be happy about is simply a list of 14,000  things, whether it’s a place, a moment, a feeling, a person or an object, that make us smile. The book represents 40 years of the author recording all the things that made her happy. It’s something great to flip through on a grey day and the main purpose of it is for us to realize that happiness comes from noticing and enjoying the little things in life. It’s impossible not to smile when I read it and each entry brings back tons of good memories that I thought I forgot. Some of my favourite entries in the book include: echoes in a cave “Happy Birthday!” yelled as you enter a crowded room the book…

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My Favourite 5 Cities

I love travelling. I love it so much. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all across the world, from the United States all the way to Australia. I love visiting new places and meeting new people. Every city has something different to offer so I never get bored.  There’s always something new to see, something new to do or something new to eat(one of my favourite parts is trying the local food.) The people are different and the overall atmosphere is different. When my family goes to visit  a new place, we don’t dawdle. From morning to night, we don’t stop walking so we can hit as many landmarks or “points of interest” as possible. Every city that I’ve been to, I loved. But I still managed to pick out a top 5. These are the cities which I would go back to visit in a heartbeat. 1. Venice, Italy I…

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My Favourite Ways to use Sticky Notes

I think I have a serious obsession with sticky notes. I’m naturally just drawn to all the different shapes and sizes and most importantly, all the different colours. Personally, I think I just love how professional they look. Sticky notes are a great thing to have on your desk or in your bag, whether you’re a student or someone working at a job. It helps to brighten up your workspace and there are tons and tons of different styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Above all, they’re convenient and can be used for almost anything! If you’re on the go and you’re suddenly struck with a moment of genius, you can take out a sticky note and jot it down. If you feel like you have too much to remember, you can write them all down on a sticky note and stick it by your bed or on your…

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How to keep a Gratitude Journal

 grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness     I love the idea of a gratitude journal. I feel that it’s so important to notice the small things in life and to cherish them.  Everybody has good days and bad days. We’re always going to have bad days; those are inevitable. It helps if you have moments of happiness and love to cling onto when the bad days are crashing down on you. That’s what a gratitude journal is all about. It’s a place where you can write things you saw, things you heard, or things you did in this notebook. It doesn’t even have to be a paragraph; it can just be a sentence or two. You don’t even have to write in it every day. Studies actually shows that  you’ll be more happy if you only write in…

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