Introducing my project that I've mentioned a couple of times... Project Smile.
One of the things that makes me happy is giving people compliments - it's lovely to put a smile on someone's face. I also love that feeling you get when you read an inspirational quote that inspires you to do something positive. So I (crazily?) came up with the idea of writing cute messages and inspirational sayings onto post-it notes, which I am going to be sticking around in public places for people to see. There are even a couple of jokes (although my friend wouldn't let me use my flea joke: Why didn't the flea pass his exam?... Because he wasn't up to scratch!). So armed with three different coloured post-it notes and Sharpie pens, my best friend, sister and I spent last night coming up with loads of different things to write. I spent most of the time turning down certain suggestions (no Roxy, you are not writing 'buttocks'), but I think we have come up with some really good material that would certainly make me smile if I saw it.
Over the next few days my sister and I are going to be sticking our messages around Telford to start with. I would love to hear from you if you find one - send me a message or even a photo, and I will post some of them on here! I will write my contact details below. I hope this will make some of you smile, or even inspire you to carry out a similar project yourself! I'm going to keep the blog updated with my progress in Project Smile - I really just want to make someone's day and make them laugh.
Today I went to work and then to see my counsellor. Everyone should have a therapist - we were talking about how I feel like I have to please everyone, but in fact that is impossible. I feel like I am beginning to realise that there is two sides to a story, and that I need to look after myself a little more than I currently do. Tonight I am seeing my friend Hannah, so we're going to bake like we did a few weeks ago! (Just definitely not macaroons...)