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10 of My Favourite Feelings

10 of My Favourite Feelings

It always feels amazing when you experience your favourite feelings.

When you start to feel those little butterflies in your stomach, you know it’s a good feeling.

That warm, fuzziness you feel in your jellies (yes, that’s a Detective Pikachu reference) is a little bit of lightness in a world that can feel pretty dark sometimes.

As corny as it sounds, thinking back to my favourite feelings makes me smile and reminds me of how amazing life is.

This is actually a popular YouTube tag (I’m in love with Claire Marshall’s video), but I thought I’d do a version of it here on the blog.

There’s something so pleasant and inspiring about hearing what gives people the feels, and I hope you guys can relate to some of these as well.

These are 10 of my favourite feelings!


1. Driving down the highway at night with the windows down and my favourite songs blasting on the stereo

I don’t drive too often anymore as I live in the city, but the memories I have of singing (screaming) my favourite throwbacks at the top of my lungs with my mom or my friends are something I’ll keep with me forever.

Feeling the wind in my hair, having the streets all to myself, being able to just be myself – it’s an exhilarating feeling.


Radiohead at Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal

2. When the band starts playing the hook of a song I love

Oh man, do I miss going to concerts sometimes.

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Listening to music is one thing, but when you go to concerts and shows, you feel the music in your entire body.

The moment a band I love starts playing a song I love, I melt into a million pieces (in a good way).

I’m insanely insecure about my dancing skills, but when I used to go to concerts, I wasn’t afraid to let loose.

Who was this girl who crowd surfed and stumbled into mosh pits?

I’m not much of a concert person anymore, but thinking back to some of my favourite shows brings back great memories.


Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

3. Walking into a new place I’ve never traveled to

It’s no secret how much I adore traveling. Don’t most of us?

While a big part of my love for travel is the beautiful photos that come out of it, I genuinely love exploring new (and old) places.

Driving around a country is all fine and dandy, but stepping out of the car and gazing into an incredible landscape is an indescribable feeling.


4. Crossing everything off my to-do list

If you know me in real life, you’ll know I’m extremely organized.

Yes, I procrastinate a lot, but I also swear by to-do lists, calendars, and lists in general.

I get a little anxious when I have too many things on my plate, but the moment I cross that last thing off of my to-do list is a damn good feeling.


5. Nearing the end of a good book and pacing myself so the adventure doesn’t end

I’m pretty picky when it comes to choosing my favourite books, and I always get sad when a book I’m enjoying comes to an end.

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Reading is an adventure, and when I can see the end is coming, I tend to read a bit slower so that I can live in the world just a little bit longer.

While it’s a sad feeling, it’s also a great one knowing the adventure hasn’t quite ended yet.


6. Literally rolling on the floor laughing

I find a lot of things funny, but it’s very rare that I ROFL.

Laughing until tears come out of your eyes and your stomach hurts is actually a great feeling.

The last time this happened was when I was still working at my full-time job and my fabric joggers ripped right in the middle of my booty.

I literally fell on the ground and cackled my head off.


7. Finally figuring out how to do something I taught myself

I don’t like to ask people for help.

It’s not that I have too much pride – it’s more that I’m very independent and prefer to do things myself.

If I don’t know something, I’ll research and teach myself about it.

Personally, I think it’s important to be constantly learning and growing.

It makes me feel pretty awesome that I can learn whatever the heck I want and do it myself without anyone else’s help.


Winter 2018 beauty favourites

8. Taking off my makeup at the end of the day

As much as I like feeling pretty, I hate the feeling of having my makeup caked on for an entire day.

A couple of hours, sure, but anything more than 5 hours drives me nuts. Especially when my face is a ball of oil.

Coming home at the end of a long day, washing off all the makeup, and doing my skincare routine feels like self care even if it’s a basic thing you just have to do.

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Is it weird that I love doing my skincare routine more than my makeup routine?


9. Falling asleep with the person I love

Sleep is nice, but falling asleep on Adam’s chest is even nicer.

There’s just something so comforting and safe about being in the arms of the person you love, and it’s such a heartwarming feeling to fall asleep to.


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10. Climbing into bed after a long, productive day

Between my blog and other freelance projects, I work a lot of hours on a daily basis.

I’m someone who enjoys being productive and getting things done, and it’s a satisfying feeling being able to rest easy at the end of the day being proud of what I’ve accomplished.

Being busy is something that just makes me happy.


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My favourite feelings:

  1. Driving down the highway at night with the windows down and my favourite songs blasting on the stereo
  2. When the band starts playing the hook of a song I love
  3. Walking into a new place I’ve never traveled to
  4. Crossing everything off my to-do list
  5. Nearing the end of a good book and pacing myself so the adventure doesn’t end
  6. Literally rolling on the floor laughing
  7. Finally figuring out how to do something I taught myself
  8. Taking off my makeup at the end of the day
  9. Falling asleep with the person I love
  10. Climbing into bed after a long, productive day

There are so many feel-good moments in life, and these are just some of my favourite feelings.

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Can you relate to any of these? What are some of your favourite feelings? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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10 of my favourite feelings