I’m Loey [loh-ee]. I’m just a girl, staring at her life, wiling it to get itself together. But, in the meantime, I’ll take a stab at doing it myself.

My Brand Of Happy is an idea that has been poking around inside of me for a very long time. It’d say things like, “the answers aren’t out there..they’re in here“. And I’d be like, “could you please be quiet, I’m re-watching The Office on Netflix for the fifth time”.

After falling into an on-again-off-again relationship with depression, I quit social media in an attempt to reconnect with what really matters to me. It was then that I realized I’ve lost touched with what makes me…me. I’ve been spending so much time online, consuming content and advice and news and media, that I can’t tell the difference between what I know to be true and what has been spoon fed to me.

So, here I am, figuring out what my own brand of happy is through a series of trial and error. Because when it comes to this whole life thing, we’re all pretty much learning on the job.

Some things you should know about me: I’m a nervous talker, I like animals more than people, you can tell exactly how I’m feeling by looking at my face, my diet is restricted [by choice] and I’m annoying to go to restaurants with, I like wordplay more than foreplay, I can spend an entire day on the couch watching TV, I’ve published a book, I’m married and have 2 stepsons, I may be mildly addicted to La Croix and Lara Bars, I’m an online brand voice coach and I always laugh at my own jokes. Always.