3 Recent-ish Developments

Yes, I know: we are over a month away from 2015. But first the first time in, well, EVER, I am really excited to work on very specific areas of my life in the New Year. No more of this lose-15-pounds, knit-10-items, be-more-beautiful mumbo jumbo. It’s time to be clear. It’s time to keep dreaming and scheming, but most of all it is time to sit my a** down and CREATE. Here are the 3 closest-to-my-heart items that I am going to create/develop in the New Year:

1. Myself. I have spent the last couple of months really delving into my desires, dreams, and how I want to feel when I make decisions. I am actually the worst decision-maker you may ever meet, so checking in with myself and asking how I want to feel with each decision is helping me to mature in this area. One of my greatest decisions I have made so far in this mindset?

2. This Community. I have made the decision to develop this platform into so much more. It needs a little TLC + idea-mapping before I can go into much else detail, but I will tell you this: I want this to be a community of like-minded people who want to live a journey of happiness. I want learning materials + a happiness shop + events + giveaways. And I want it all to launch in 2015 so we can all start a real, focused journey!

3. a FILM. I have wanted to be a filmmaker for years at this point. And in the last year – mainly because of our Roamin4Happiness community – I have decided that I want to create MEANINGFUL films. Films that inspire happiness. Films that change lives. Well, also funny films, but I will need a little help in that department 🙂 To start out, however, I have an idea up my sleeve that incorporate both #1 AND #2. More on that later…

For the remainder of 2014, I will be working with #SecretBloggersBusiness (and hopefully their #SBBscholarship ) to really dig into best plan + action for our community. I have so many ideas in this little ole brain-o-mine, but have just had a hard time with execution of these ideas in the past. With their assistance, I know that our community will become highly contagious, as well as sought-after. I also know that they can assist me in ways that I don’t even know yet (heck, with the #SBBscholarship , our original graphics + photographs will finally have a universal feel and develop leaps and bounds)!

So, at this time, I seek a little patience from you, my wonderful community of Happy People. Don’t stop doing what you do. Just know that this is the top priority of mine and that I am working to make this blog the best I can for us. The future may be blurry, but know that as we choose our own happiness, it becomes decisively more clear. Wonderfully, splendidly clear.


Thank you!

+ TY to #SecretBloggersBusiness for this opportunity!

❤ The RoaminTwin


I am a mess.

My clothes have gone unfolded for nearly a week. My sink is full of dishes. Thank you notes unwritten, knitting projects unfinished, and my office has yet to be unpacked and set up. I even took a day off of work.

I told myself to prioritize these things a couple of weeks ago. I finally have a home to myself (for the time being), and I want to keep it tidy, darnit!

But other things came up. Not tiny, unimportant things. My great aunt came to town (she is great, sure, but she is also my grandma’s sister), along with my 2nd cousin. I was given the opportunity twice in just over a week to see some great friends that I never see. This thing called Christmas happened. Family get-togethers, wrapping presents, opening presents, a plethora of food. A graduation party 2 hours away, and I spent the better half of a day putting together my wedding invitations.

All of this was so exciting, but somehow I still feel this pang of guilt when I think of the Christmas tree I haven’t watered in 2 days. Or the table that still needs to be unloaded from my trunk into my parents’ house.

Deep inside, I know that I prioritized well. That I would be more upset with myself had I not done all that I did and cleaned instead. Starting now, I am going to make it a personal goal of mine to stop being so hard on myself. I just need to realize that every decision I make is the best decision for me, and accept what I have known all along: that I am NOT the most organized person, but that somehow, my life goes on 🙂

No, this isn’t a New Years Resolution (and, although I would love to stray from that formula of goals, I am in the midst of making some for 2014 right now), but a life resolution. 

And I think I will do pretty well with this one.

❤ The RoaminTwin