30 Things That Make Me Happy

For the past year, I have attempted to change my perspective on negative situations, as I truly want to become a positive human being.  Who doesn’t anyway?  Bringing positivity into your life or just simply having a positive mindset can boost your mood tremendously and change the way you treat people (sometimes even yourself!).  Nonetheless, I was once, like many, a very negative person, as a result of not surrounding myself with positive people, and looking at everything as the glass half-empty, rather than half-full.  I realized what I would become if I didn’t alter my perspective when I met one of my classmates in home room.  Although studious and hilarious, she ALWAYS looked on the downside, making every conversation with her extremely negative.  After meeting her and seeing the negative effects, I decided to focus on the positive side and thus, wanted to share 30 things which make me happy with you.

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5 Of My Favorite Apps

It’s nothing new that all of us can’t simply get away from our devices, especially our phones.  Like many, I am very guilty of spending so much time on my phone, but PINTEREST IS CALLING MY NAME hahaha.  Today, I wanted to share with you five of my favorite apps I use on a daily basis, which I absolutely love.

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20 Things You Don’t Know About Me


Happy Wednesday my friends!  Although Happily Shivi has been public for over one month now (thank you for all the support!), I have yet to share my passions and disinterests with you; hence, this post! Read more to find out twenty things you didn’t know about me.
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3 Minute Ponytail With A Twist Hair Tutorial

Although frequently worn throughout the year, ponytails are essential for surviving the Summer heat, as the hairstyle keeps your hair out of your face, while making you look amazing!  With Summer here, our greasy roots are tremendously apparent, making our regular ponytails unflattering (who likes showing their greasy roots anyway?).   As a result, I wanted to share with you, my go-to, three-minute, ponytail with a twist.

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Butterflies

The wings of butterflies kissed the inside of my stomach,

cleansing my negative mindset, as the insects crawled up,

along the bones which held my lungs together,

allowing my mouth and nose to befriend oxygen,

thus, obscuring my nervousness from your wide-rimmed glasses,

which would alert your eyes of the girl with a developing infatuation.

As the oranges of Monarchs inhabited my organs,

the butterflies continued to journey up,

swirling my left brain into my right,

creating cracks in the cocoon,

I had so tenaciously hidden in my left brain,

hoping the feelings would diminish,

my eyes would reiterate the focus of my peers,

my hands would stop waving to the boy who loved another.

Yet, the wings of these butterflies continue to expand,

never seeming to comprehend that his black pupils,

erupting in kindness and the lyrics of Brendon Urie,

will always long for another.