Be Happy

You know me, I don’t normally vent through my blog, but today has definitely been one of those days. I woke up feeling sick and a little on the down side. And you know… These girl hormones just don’t seem to help! What you might not know about me, is I am a worry wart. I feel like I have the conversation “But Brad, are we doing what we are supposed to be doing in life right now?” more often than not! And I know that it’s not that we are doing anything particularly wrong, It’s just that I always want to be making the best decision for our future. But I guess thats life, and I’m so young. I get easily frustrated not knowing everything, especially the future. But I need to press on, and just learn as I go. Today has definitely been a really ‘blah’ kind of day, But I’m just now realizing (after finding this perfect quote via Pinterest) that I’ve decided to make today ‘blah’. Apart from being sick, I chose to not get ready till after noon, I chose to mope around all morning, and I chose to play the ‘poor me’ card.
 So I’ve decided I’m going to turn today around.

Today I am going to choose to be happy.

And everything will work out.


  1. March 12, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    I love this! I just recently made a post about seeing the beauty in simplicity, and I just think it is so important for us to choose to be happy and not dwell on the bad (no matter how hard it is). See the beauty around you!

    I'm loving following along. You're one of my favorite bloggers!

  2. March 12, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    You're so cute. Venting makes you relatable. And that's what I love reading. I needed to hear those words. So thank you!

  3. March 12, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    I felt this same exact way last night – and then I remembered I have the ability to choose how I let different things affect me. Turned my whole night around!

  4. March 12, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    That is the most stressful part of being a newly wed is worrying about making the best decisions for your future! I am always worried about something. It's good to be reminded that we are so young and have plenty of time to create a beautiful life. Just gotta step back and let Heavenly Father do his thing. He's really the only one who knows best. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. March 12, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    I seriously needed to hear this!

  6. March 13, 2013 / 12:07 am

    I'm glad (of course) that you don't always use your blog as a gateway to vent– but as a diligent reader, and someone who really admires you, it's good to see you get real sometimes, too. Because everyone has down days. I have that conversation with my husband often as well. I want so much to be doing what's right, and even though I know that what we are doing isn't wrong, I think sometimes I want a certain pathway to be right, and so I worry about that. There are so many options with life! It's such a blessing and a tremendously overwhelming responsibility as well.

    You're great!! xoxo

  7. March 13, 2013 / 12:43 am

    haha I have had the "..but what are we supposed to being doing with our lives right now" talk with my husband at least 3x a month since we got married last June. I always get so stressed about it! Then one day during Sacrament meeting a middle aged lady with quite a few kids said the same exact thing. And I realized that NOBODY knows what to do with their lives right now! Not even the older ones! It's all part of the adventure I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. March 13, 2013 / 2:13 am

    I defintely needed this tonight thank you hailey!!

  9. March 13, 2013 / 3:08 am

    sometimes the blah days are so great, because in the end you realize how good you have it and how agency really comes into play in our every day lives. happiness is a choice, and it's one we should all strive to live more fully.

  10. March 13, 2013 / 3:47 am

    my grandma always said whenever you feel homesick (this was her word of advice to us college kids- "down in the dumps" is also applicable), do something for someone else. we all have our down days but man oh man. it's amazing what good service and a mental kick in the head does.


  11. March 13, 2013 / 5:00 am

    amen! happiness is a choice, not a destination. i find myself forgetting this so often (i'm a worry wart too), always looking toward the next chapter, the next day….and never really taking the time to focus on the here and now and just enjoy it! it's hard not to get discouraged, especially when you're already feel blah, so kudos to you for turning it around ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. March 13, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    I still feel that way sometimes! But I can also look back on my life and see the Lord's hand in every step of the way.

  13. March 13, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    Preach! I thank you for these words because they are very real and I'm sure anyone who reads this, including me, is capable of relating to it at one time or another. I've learned a while ago that happiness is a choice so I constantly choose it. I have those days where the future looks a little further away than I'd like, but I try to remember to be present and choose to feel good in the moment that is here now. It helps. And it also helps to blog about it once in a while ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lol thank you for sharing this little piece of you with us. You are loved.

  14. March 13, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    love this, hailey. hinkley was my fav prophet ๐Ÿ™‚ so cute hehe.

    and ya know what? i have those days often too. and i am a worry wart too, my mama always teased me growing up for being the last triplet to hit puberty (seriously it was weird…years later, haha) because i worried too much. i have MANY funny stories, should we cross paths… hehe


  15. March 14, 2013 / 12:16 am

    Hailey, this is a good reminder. This whole week has been blah for me and I'm struggling to pull myself out of it. You a re definitely doing the right thing, you are so so talented. You have a big year ahead of you I know it!

  16. February 27, 2014 / 6:47 am

    Hi Hailey!

    I recently started reading your blog and I was pretty much hooked instantly (hence this comment on a post from a year ago)! I am obsessed with your photography, it is so my style, I just love it! Anyways, as I was reading I came across this post. I was having kind of a bummer day, but this served as a little reminder that only I am in control of my happiness; that I can just decide to be happy and that's all there is to it. I just wanted to say thank you for that. Congratulations on your baby, also! I can't wait to see what kind of new adventures your little one will take you on. Best of luck!

    Your new avid reader,

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