Just let it go

Steve Maraboli, a public speaker, author, and behavioral scientist, said it best:

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

Letting things go is one of the hardest things for me to do. It has been a long journey for me to learn to accept things and move on, to apologize whether I feel I need to or not, and to forgive even my worst enemies. I admit I still fall short. But Continue reading

12 Times Cats Brought Us More Happiness Than Anything

Those of you who know me could have guessed my 5th blog post ever was going to be about cats. But in all fairness, this is a blog about happiness, and cats bring me a lot of happiness. And since you clicked on this link, I’ll assume you feel the same.

So without further ado, here are the top 12 times cats brought us more happiness than anything else:

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Happy Adventuring

I grew up with three brothers, so my childhood was what some might call an adventure.

I spent summer days pulling weeds out of a small area of the woods behind our house so we could have a fort. I could ride my bike all the way down the street, turn around in the cul-de-sac, and make my way up my driveway, all with no hands on the handlebars. I had watched all of the James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Oceans movies by the age of 10.

Somewhere between the age of 10 and 24, I decided to exchange my mud-pies for real pies, my action movies for makeup tutorials, and my brothers for girlfriends. Continue reading

How to be a happy wife: step one

We’ve all heard the saying happy wife, happy life. And for the most part, I believe this is probably true. Trust me, I’ve given my fair share of temper-tantrums and watched my husband’s mood go from 10 to 1 – Examples: 1) When he ate the last brownie I had been saving for myself and 2) when he wouldn’t let me adopt a free kitten someone posted on Facebook. I’ll let you play those scenarios out in your head. I’ve also seen his mood go from 1 to 10 because of my happiness – Examples: 1) when I found out I passed my last CPA exam and he did a happy dance with me for no less than 20 minutes and 2) when he realized how happy calligraphy made me and he bought me more calligraphy pens.

We’ve also heard you are responsible for your own happiness.” And, for the most part, I believe this is also true.

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You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream

My name is Chloe. I’m a 24-year-old certified public tax accountant, wife to the most supportive man, mother to the world’s fluffiest and cuddliest calico, self-taught calligrapher, and recent admirer of life.


(Pens: a blending of Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers #055 and #755, from the multi-color bright pack. Click here to purchase the multi-color pack for $18.99 or click here to purchase a single marker only for $5-6 to start practicing!)

If you’re reading this, that’s a miracle. Continue reading