I’m out in LA for a few days for an event I’m hosting with Cetaphil . I always treasure these work trips, because it’s really some of the only times that I get extended periods of time with myself. Yesterday I walked around and explored. Knowing I had some free time here, I did something that I’ve never done before. I emailed my friend and amazing photographer, Morgan Pansing, and asked her to take some photographs of me because I needed to update my headshot. I’ve always just done photo shoots with the kids and have never taken the time out to take photos just for myself. While it was a bit awkward at first, with no kids to hold onto for props, we had the best time exploring the city and getting some amazing shots. I can’t wait to share more with you!

This morning I woke up early and walked to get coffee, then did a Soul Cycle class (which nearly killed me) and I’m about to lounge by the pool before our event tonight. Not a bad way to spend a day.

I know I say this a lot, but sometimes I need to say it over and over again so that I actually move forward with it and practice what I preach, but it’s so important to take care of yourself. I know that I’ll go home tomorrow feeling refreshed, feeling better about myself, and with a new sense of who I am.

That’s what makes me happy.

Now tell me something good. Something that’s made you happy. It can be big, it can be small, just something that has put a smile on your face. You can participate by sharing a photo on Wednesday with the hashtag #WhyImHappyWednesday and tagging me @laurenjimeson or feel free to write it in the comments below. I do read them all and am happy to reply back on your good news! You can also join in the conversation on my Facebook page!


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