Teeny Tiny Love Note

My bridal party is a reflection of me.

Yes, I am making this all about me (not).

What I am trying to say is that through the years, friends have come and gone, but these ladies (and gent) have stayed by my side. Though I love them all for individual reasons, my number one reason for loving them as a collective is that they have not been a source of negativity and pain in my life.

They are my buddies, my support, and my source of laughter. None of them dampen my spirits with gossip or judgments, and we can all pick back up from where we were before, like there was never any distance or time spent apart.

I hope you all have those people in your life. Think: who would be in my wedding party? Right the very second? If you immediately think of few people that would NOT go on that list, why? Are they sources of negativity? Do they just pull you down with them? Why are they still in your life?

I can honestly say I have never had to ask myself these questions of those I will have standing up on the altar with me (including Timmykins, his groomsmen and ushers). I love them all. I can’t wait for us all to congregate (some in the next few hours, others in the coming days). And I can NOT wait for the joy of this day.

Still holding true to enjoying my last days as a “single” lady. And bringing those good vibes into the marriage with me.

Also, I need to give the BIGGEST shout out to my mom, dad, and sister! They have been so helpful with everything concerning this day, and have kept me so relaxed! I know I don’t show it or say it every day, but I love you all so much! You are some of the most wonderful, giving, and kind people I know! I hope you will let me make it all up to you!

Sorry if I get a little sentimental, or a little absent in the coming days. The most important people in my life are coming together, and there may be an explosion of awesomeness. But there will definitely be a focus on people this week.

🙂

Stay Happy, Happy People!

❤ The RoaminTwin
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I leave glitter everywhere physically, these people in my life leave it metaphorically. On my heart. Mushy gushy, no? 🙂

 

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PURPOSE PAGE!

Hello, Hello, Happy People!

I hope you had a wonderful sleep! I did not, as I just kept thinking that there are only 16 more sleeps until I marry my Timmykins! I am sure he wonders if I will stop utilizing that AWFUL nickname for him after we are hitched. But, it’s basically second nature to me at this point.

Can you really blame me for taking a BAD nickname placed on him by an ex and poking fun, just a little? He has more prominent nicknames in our together life, but this is the one I choose to share.

And really, if he hated it, I would stop.

But, this is not the point of this post.

The point of this post is to let you know that My “About” page has been TRANSFORMED into my “Purpose Page!”

It has come to my attention that not only was my “About” page bland, but it didn’t really share ANYTHING about me, aside from a few words. With a little research, hesitance (change is always hard, isn’t it?), and a revision or two, I have come up with my “Purpose Page!” to open up a little more about my life and why I choose to blog about happiness and carry on in the way that I do.

Truthfully, guys and dolls, I am an old granny at heart who seeks happiness on a regular basis – through gestures small and grand, people, places, and things. Who looks at a butterfly and gets a sinking or hateful feeling? No one. But who actually takes time to look at the butterfly, to inspect it, take in its full beauty and let happiness wash over them? Not many. I feel that it is my duty as The RoaminTwin to find joy in everything and pass it on to you, cultivating a culture of positivity that is motivated to spread and thrive. Long after I am gone.

To find out more, check out the “Purpose Page!”, as well as liking me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Roamin4Happiness) and following me on Twitter, @RoaminTwin

Now, c’mon! Get happy!

❤ The RoaminTwin
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Happy Tweets Monday

Is it already that time of the week again??? Let me tell you: this weekend was WAY too relaxing. I think I got more sleep on Saturday and Sunday than I have in the last month total! With so much to catch up on and do – especially around the Holidays – I really can’t afford to nap so much! But you know what? I don’t feel an ounce of regret for my napping! It was especially nice to bring my family’s dog, Kali, over to my new house to cuddle with me.

But now, I need that extra push to get motivated to get all of my work done this week PLUS everything I meant to do this weekend (whoops)! 

So, here are some happy tweets that I know will motivate me to get off my ass and get moving! I hope they do the same for you!

Enjoy!

Optimistic ‏@Optimism_Tweets
You don’t have to be happy with the truth. Just accept it and choose what you want to do about it.
 
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. ~ Woody Allen
 
Optimistic ‏@Optimism_Tweets
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
 
Susanes Heart Quotes ‏@embracingchoice
May your joys be greater than the number of stars in the sky. ~Susanne #quote #newblogpost http://tinyurl.com/l3o3wr6 
 
Personal Development ‏@persdevquotes
« He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. »Da Vinci http://is.gd/M7snPm 
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” — Ken S. Keyes
 
Motivation Locker ‏@MotivationLockr
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
 
David Ning ‏@MoneyNing
Let’s repeat this together: “I have what I need, and I want what I have.” http://ow.ly/rk0o2 
 
Miki Strong ‏@MikiStrong
The only place where SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the Dictionary! pic.twitter.com/qWc0FEdyMD
 
Have a Happy HAPPY Monday, Happy People!
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

#19

The number 19.

On most days, this number holds little significance to myself, or anyone for that matter. No matter what the occasion, when you get to the number 19, you usually think to round up or down: class rank, money, age (probably to 21), and so forth. Well, today, the number 19 is the most significant number on the planet to me.

It is my brother, Nathan’s, birthday today. He would be 19 years old.

I remember flowers, and hugs, and tears, and an outpouring of love. I remember being so excited that various family members were coming into town from all over the country and that my sister and I had a multitude of people to play with us. I remember flashes of the funeral and feeling so small among the grown ups crowded in our little house. I remember being picked up and passed from one end of the house to the other to find my parents.

I remember vividly, and think that this event might be the cause of my elephant memory.

Nathan’s still birth 19 years ago really put things into perspective for me. It brought to my attention that I needed a strong core group of people surrounding me, and that the strongest of that core would be family. I realized, even at the age of 4, that he was in a better place — though earth is pretty cool, don’t you think?

Over the years, Nathan’s birthday has served as a reminder to live life to the fullest; not every person gets that opportunity. It is a marker that our family has grown another year stronger and closer in love. Tragedy like this didn’t break my parents, didn’t scar my sister and I, didn’t sever our bond. Today makes me appreciate my parents more and more, as parents and as very strong human beings.

Today makes me sad, but it also makes me happy. I didn’t get to know Nathan in person, but I think he would be proud to call me his sister. Maybe I make up for the loss of one brother in the attention I show the brother that we got to keep, and I am OK with that. I would like to think that we would all be as close as the remaining 3 of us have been, and that he would have grown into a wonderful young man, with those brown curls he was born with (just like mine!). Today reminds me that I have had a guardian angel looking after me for 19 years, and that I am one of the luckiest people in the world for that.

My wish is that I don’t get into any trouble today that would need guidance from him, to give him a birthday break.

So, here’s to you, Nathan Christopher! You light up our lives with a mere memory. I hope we are all living enough to our potentials to make up for the time you didn’t get!

Love, your sister,

Erin
(RoaminTwin)

DAY 30: STARTING LINE!!

First of all, I want to thank you, my readers. Thank you so much for supporting me through this 30 Day Journey, and through this overall Journey of HAPPINESS. I couldn’t do any of this without your motivation and kind words. Though this blog as a whole is a journey, I thank you also for letting me take a break from my regular format and banter to work a little harder on myself. It is a joy to work for and with you in this life of happiness 🙂 Enjoy this Blog Challenge material? Stop by my twin sister’s BLOG for even MORE!

You read the title right: today isn’t the END of the race, but the beginning of a brand new journey for The RoaminTwin. Today marks the completion of a challenge…one that I didn’t get bored of or skip out on halfway through (maybe it’s because it isn’t a workout program…tehehe).

As of today (thanks to The Suitcase Entrepreneur), I now have the blueprint I need to my own amazing future. One where I call the shots, I do what I love, and I am HAPPY. Of course I am happy now, but I know I can make myself happy in so many ways! Is it a dream of mine to own my own business? Essentially, it has been a goal all along! My ideas of a production company, a film house, a photographer, a happiness guru…all of those come with the territory of being in charge of myself. Did I need a little motivation? Yes. And this has been my kick in the pants.

So, starting today – instead of taking this built-in day of rest and celebration – I want to begin challenging myself in other areas of my life that I didn’t realize needed much improvement until completing this blog challenge! Today I want to begin living even MORE simply.

I cleaned my room Monday. This meant getting rid of even MORE clothing, knick knacks, trash, and recycles. I drew out my budget for the next two weeks, as well as expenses for the next month. Buying anything for short-term pleasure (snacks, “I-wants” as opposed to “I-needs”) has been put on lock down. And I plan to go back through my room every-so-often (boy am I in the mood RIGHT NOW) to purge clothing and nonsense items some more.

How do YOU plan to live more simply? Is this a challenge that you feel you need to stack yourself up against?

❤ The RoaminTwin

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Gratitude

I want to talk about us.

That’s right. You and me.

We’ve got this thing going on. This relationship of sorts, and I want to thank you for sticking with me. Thank you for tuning in to read my ramblings on happiness, and perhaps consider a movement towards happiness yourself. Thank you for your motivation and kind words, for your ‘Like’s and your comments. I want to thank you for being YOU and taking interest in this poor excuse of a blog.

Being grateful for so much brings such joy and happiness to my life. Give it a try and let me know if it brings anything positive to YOUR life!

Now, I would like to ask you one favor: are you OK if we bring someone else into this relationship? I want it to be more than just you and I. Heck, it would be lovely if we could bring in hundreds if not THOUSANDS into this relationship with us.

Because, even though you are MORE than enough (you are worth far much more than you will ever know), I want to share the love and joy of happiness with as many people as possible. Your brother, best friend, co-worker, Facebook acquaintance (if that is even a thing). I want everyone to join the search for happiness.

I want them to join us. You and me.

It’s OK little ones, we’ve got CAAAAAANDY 🙂

❤ The Roamin Twin