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10 Things That Make Me Happy

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Hello readers, happy Monday and Happy March! Today is the FIRST DAY of the March Writing Challenge! To kick off the month, today’s prompt is:

What are 10 things that make you happy?

To be honest, this question isn’t as easy as I thought. Because, like, am I supposed to mention just tangible, actual objects that bring me joy? Or, can I include a more abstract-type “the feeling of…”; also, can I include people? (since they’re not technically things…).

Anyway, I need to stop over-thinking this activity and just go for it. So, in no particular order, here are 10 of a lot of things that never fail to make me happy:

Let’s type this up, since I don’t have the neatest handwriting.

1. Walking my dog.

Although it’s really him walking me most of the time (LOL).

2. Charcuterie boards.

With lots of spread & fresh grapes that pop in your mouth.

One of the boards I managed to put together despite “limited” ingredients 😍

3. Freshly-cleaned bedsheets.

You know, you just get that feeling as you climb under the sheets, especially after a hot shower. It’s like Heaven on Earth. Who’s with me?

black and beige book on white bed sheet
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4. Tarot card readings.

Honestly, whether it’s bluff or not, nothing can change my mind on this 😂 (trust me, ask my friends/my BF has tried). They’re just fun, to give and to receive. Sometimes they’re weirdly accurate, while at other times, you get a freaky card and are like WTF. But it’s all part of the process – just sit back, relax, and have your question ready.

You do Tarot readings in the library TOO?

5. My tattoo.

It hurt a little bit.

It says Sandra in Arabic, located (privately) on the side of my ribcage (sorry, not pics to publish). I tattooed the name in Arabic because it is my late sister’s name, who passed away when I was around 16 years old, and because Arabic is the language of my culture/heritage in Syria. I am always happy when I see the tattoo. Sandra will always be a source of inspiration for my life goals, and I am so glad to have her on my side (literally).

6. Wine.

Nothing like a fresh, cold glass of Pinot Grigio on a warm day, or the sweet, cinnamon-y taste of mauled wine during the winter holidays. I’m no connoisseur by any means, although I’m not opposed to the idea.

7. Skincare.

Not only does this help with me a morning/evening routine (which I need and love), but who doesn’t like healthy, vibrant skin? (I’ve been using these three products forever and truly can’t get enough.)

Also, face masks are a great way to relax at the end of the day and incorporate some self-care into a busy schedule.

Sulfur mask by ZO Skin

8. Traveling.

Oh, the places you’ll go!

9. Sunsets & sunrises.

There’s something always so calming about them…

10. My family & friends.

Duh! (Below is a non-exhaustive collection of said persons.)

It was a fun mental exercise to reflect on some things that genuinely make me happy. I don’t think I’ve ever done something like this activity before, and it was a great way to experience something new and challenge myself. I highly recommend you make a similar list, as well as leave any thoughts or questions below!

Until Day 2 tomorrow,

31 Ways To Challenge Yourself this March (Number 2 Is My Favorite)

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Writing is good for the mind and soul. I’ve wanted to challenge myself lately, and because March is coming up soon, why not create my own set of prompts and hop on the Writing Challenge train?

Alas, after coming up with a balance of thought-provoking + entertaining questions, I present to you my very first 31-day March writing challenge!

(Pssst: downloadable PDFs at the bottom of the page!)
(Pssst: downloadable PDFs at the bottom of the page!)

In short, I challenge you to answer each of these 31 prompts every day during March. You may spend at most 1 hour, but no less than 10 minutes, per day answering these questions. You can either type them or hand-write them, whatever you prefer!


(Of course, I’m doing this too.)

What’s the catch?

  • You are not allowed to think about your answers ahead of time.
  • There is no “right” answer.
  • No skipping days (unless it’s an emergency).

Why the 31-Day Writing Challenge?

Well, besides the obvious getting to know yourself better, it’ll enhance focus, expand vocabulary, refine communication, improve contemplation, and revamp your brain activity! (AND we’re doing it together.)

Be sure to come back on March 1st to read my entries and follow along!

Are you ready?

Sign up here!

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Questions or concerns? Leave them down below, or send them on Instagram.

A Lazy 7-Day Fitness Challenge

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FOLLOW ALONG IN REAL TIME: 11/16- 11/22

With COVID among us, it’s easy to lose track of your fitness and let yourself go. I’m no professional athlete, but I definitely have slacked on working out. But not anymore; not for those who read Her Runway.

Listen up, ladies. Thanksgiving is approaching, Christmas will fly by, January thru May will as well, and then we’re back to #HotGirlSummer.

My BF has decided to take on 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 crunches every morning for a week (perhaps he came across this article). Anyway, I decided that I am doing the same, but divided by two (50 of each) (and the push-ups will be done on my knees). Alas, I’ve called it:

“The 150

For 7 days, do this every morning:

50 sit-ups

50 push-ups

50 squats

These three body-weight moves can be done without any equipment and have ample opportunity for modification depending on your physical ability and health. These exercises will target your core, booty, and arms, respectively, although they all target more than one area and are great to do regardless.

WHY JUST 7 DAYS?

Because why not.

With that said,

I challenge you to join me.

Do this every day for seven days (modifications as necessary), and leave a comment below with how you’re feeling.

Come back to this article for a daily diary of how I’m feeling afterward, plus before and after pics after the week is up. Sore will probably be an understatement.

Good luck! We’re in this together!