Girl of the Forest: Finding Happiness

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What does true happiness mean to you? To me, it means being at peace. I often find a slice of happiness when I’m out of the city. I love forest preserves — they tend to be so tranquil and soothing. Plus, I’ve decided to live in favor of my passions which has the power to transform your life into one full of love, happiness and meaning. Continue reading to learn more…


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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

We live in very stressful times, and I definitely consider myself a modern woman who is constantly busy. I’m a business owner, mother and wife. There are many times where I feel overwhelmed and exhausted. But I’ve learned that at times like these I simply need some time for myself. My inner spirit needs a rest, and what place would be better than the forest? It’s my save haven — a place where I can rest, replenish and renew.

 Further, I truly believe that everyone’s soul has a unique purpose in life. A year ago it was my great mission to blog full-time, and growing into the best version of myself. During this journey of self-employment I’ve learned that my path and purpose will be different to everyone else, so instead of conforming to social norms, I started to consult with my own heart and intuition when making decisions for my life.

How about you?! What are your keys to happiness? Do tell by commenting below!

As always, thanks much for reading and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Much love.





  1. July 27, 2016 / 2:14 AM

    You look beautiful and so happy! That’s so cliché and might sounds stupid but when I feel down I’m going to a coffee shop for a heart coffee, my favorite thing of the day! Happy Hump Day beautiful!

  2. July 27, 2016 / 3:53 AM

    Such a beautiful post Vanessa, scenery and outfit. I love what you’ve written. For me happiness means inner contentment and being at peace too.

    Mich x

  3. July 27, 2016 / 4:54 AM

    Great post, Vanessa! To me, happiness has a lot to do with gratitude. It’s important for me to make time every day to be grateful for what I have. It’s also a way for me to slow down.

    I love the photos of you in nature! You look so beautiful & happy! The shade of pink looks gorgeous on you!

  4. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    July 27, 2016 / 5:32 AM

    Your heart makes me happy, plus you are soooo smart and wise….everyone has a unique purpose..I LOVE that V!!! And talk about gorgeous in that bright pink lace….you are a ray of sunshine and our world needs more people like you dear friend!!

  5. July 27, 2016 / 6:18 AM

    I definitely try to stay away from social boring if we were all alike!?
    You look stunning, Vanessa! Love the fun, vibrant pink dress and cute flower crown!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  6. July 27, 2016 / 7:14 AM

    Wow you look like a boho princess V!!!

    I can’t wait for you to see what I’m wearing this week at the blog – come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Wednesday!


  7. July 27, 2016 / 7:42 AM

    You look so beautiful and happy! I can relate to finding peace outside of the city too.
    Lovely flower crown & hot pink dress!

    xO – Steph

  8. July 27, 2016 / 7:44 AM

    V you are so cute! I say this all the time but seriously you bring such a big smile to my face everytime I stop by here! You look so gorg! I am obsessing over that dress on you! That color is perfect!

  9. July 27, 2016 / 7:46 AM

    I totally agree with you, dear V., happiness is being at peace, doing what we love, in a world with so much stress! Happiness for me is the same, and I am sure it is for you too, for ex, being with family! I try to be as peaceful as possible, to refuel batteries. Like you, I also believe that every soul has a purpose! You look stunning! The forest seems to be so lovely, and I loved your dress and flower crown! Really amazing pictures, with a beautiful smile! Hope you have a very beautiful day, dear V.! Hugs and kisses!

  10. July 27, 2016 / 8:19 AM

    First of all these photos are stunning! The dress and the floral crown looks beautiful and something about this post looks magical. Second, I agree that finding your own inner peace is so important. Sometimes the social norm gets in the way. I am so proud that you were able to find and now at your happy place. I’m in the process of finding my inner peace and hopefully I can get there soon!

  11. July 27, 2016 / 9:15 AM

    Such a lovely post Vanessa!!! you should really come to Canada… there all lots of forests and great view and many relaxing places hehe!!!! I agree with everything you said its so true!

  12. July 27, 2016 / 9:37 AM

    Such a beautiful post! You are such a babe, and you look stunning in this pretty pink dress!
    x Emily

  13. July 27, 2016 / 10:23 AM

    What a lovely post Vanessa, I am so glad you decided to become a full time blogger to make yourself happy. This is a great step and sometimes when you get overwhelmed it is nice to take a break and concentrate on what you want. For me happiness is doing what I want, a couple of years ago I used to act how the way everyone would find “correct” but that wasn’t me. When I got to college I was so glad in was in a different country because then nobody knew me and it was a fresh new start. That was when I was finally happy!
    P.S.: I did a small Q&A and would love if you could read it (

    Have a wonderful day gorgeous!

    My Vogue Style |

  14. July 27, 2016 / 10:50 AM

    Looking so beautiful, love the flower crown. When I’m feeling down and out my little getaway would be the beach or blasting some music whilst acting coo coo and singing along.

  15. Amy Arnold
    July 27, 2016 / 10:59 AM

    It’s amazing what a little down time can do. I also love to be outside or spend some quiet time reading my bible to relax. You are simply stunning in these photos. I love the flowers with your pink lace.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. July 27, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    It’s always so important to take time to reflect and recharge. My favorite spot is my father-in-laws property (it’s the meaning behind my blog name) because it is so peaceful and full of memories. It helps ground me and remember my vision for my life.

    This is a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Bryn

  17. July 27, 2016 / 11:04 AM

    gorgeous dress and photos! happiness for me is being able to do what i want at my own phase with people that matter to my life. =)

    xo, Carla

  18. July 27, 2016 / 11:39 AM

    Awesome pictures, you look beautiful! I also feel happiest when I’m at peach and my happy place is by the water (lake, sea, ocean).


  19. July 27, 2016 / 12:33 PM

    You look absolutely stunning, girlie! As I mentioned on Insta, I adore this shade of pink on you! My keys to happiness is staying connected and grounded in my faith, the moment I begin to divert I feel all sorts of confusion and anxiety. It’s what maintains my peace! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having the best week so far!



  20. July 27, 2016 / 2:15 PM

    First things first: you are absolutely gorgeous! This dress and flower crown are so pretty and your smile is stunning. I loved reading this post- we definitely do live in a high-stress world and I often get caught up in everything as well. As a student, it can be hard for me to balance my work, part time job, blog, and personal relationships, but I find that my happy place is nature too. There’s a hiking trail near my house, and I like going off trail and finding my favorite meadow, where I can just sit for hours and calm myself down.

    Have a lovely day, Vanessa!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  21. July 27, 2016 / 2:29 PM

    I definitely need time to myself for true happiness…time to take a quiet moment to relax and time to find that peace that comes from reflecting on my life…remembering that I’m at peace with my decisions, appreciative of the present, and excited about the future. Lovely post, Vanessa, and gorgeous pics!


  22. July 27, 2016 / 2:41 PM

    You look absolutely gorgeous Vanessa! And I love how you achieved your goals and found happiness through it all!


  23. July 27, 2016 / 5:37 PM

    the sweetest post and you look happy-Totally understand stepping back and regrouping for a moment and then stepping back in to meet your goals. Good for you Vanessa!

  24. July 27, 2016 / 7:44 PM

    So beautiful, your smile is so gorgeous and the flower crown! Amazing x

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  25. Filipa Jackson
    July 27, 2016 / 10:13 PM

    This is so magical… I love this pink colour on you. Hope your having a beautiful week

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  26. July 28, 2016 / 2:31 AM

    Cute crown. Lovely colored dress! Key to happiness for me is to always know how lucky I am to be in the position I am in. There are so many people who don’t have parents, loved ones or good health. Very blessed.


  27. July 28, 2016 / 4:32 AM

    Fantástica, la corona de flores es preciosa. Besos Vanessa y feliz día.

  28. July 28, 2016 / 6:04 AM

    Wow, breathtaking look and dress! A gorgeous post! Happiness is time with my husband, a good book, and hopefully more Paris! Hope you’re having a great week, Vanessa!

  29. Kelsey&Kenecha
    July 28, 2016 / 7:33 AM

    You look like a princess! What stunning photos doll x


  30. July 28, 2016 / 8:15 AM

    Dreaming about a story! I love the photos! Such an lovely smile!

  31. July 28, 2016 / 9:08 AM

    What a beautiful post, Vanessa! And so true, I believe that everyone has a unique purpose in life as well. It’s so important to find happiness in whatever you do. On another note, how gorgeous are you in this pink lace dress! Simply stunning!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  32. July 28, 2016 / 4:13 PM

    Hey dear, it has been a while, I agree that the city life can be overwhelming and the modern woman has a lot of responsibilities. The forest is a peaceful place because there is less noise and the trees and the air is just amazing. Happiness for me is contentment which is being peaceful either way. I love your dress and your hair accessory. You look stunning as always!

  33. July 28, 2016 / 5:10 PM

    I’m always happiest when I spend time with close friends and family. I love going to concerts and making art. Nothing makes me happier! I love your dress Vanessa and I’m glad you were able to take a break in the forest!


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  34. July 28, 2016 / 10:03 PM

    You really look like a forest fairy, gorgeous pictures!
    The key to happiness, for me, is acceptance. Once you accept that you can’t have everything you want or everything done your way, then there are a lot less reasons to be angry and more space to be at peace. And then you can find ways to improve things, still not expecting everything to be perfect right away.


  35. July 29, 2016 / 12:10 AM

    Beautiful dress and flower crown Vanessa! Your smile is so infectious. You couldn’t have said it better, we should always trust our hearts and intuition. I love to be outside, the beauty of nature always helps to bring me back to my centre. And I also like to read too, usually sitting outside:)

    xo, Jackie

  36. July 29, 2016 / 8:05 AM

    for me happiness is time with the beloved ones ad to be grateful for things in life 🙂 I LOVED this post, your thoughts ad I ca just repeat myself by saying: You’re a beauty, inside and out and everyoe following you would agree *_* hab dich lieb <3

  37. July 29, 2016 / 9:21 AM

    What a beautiful post – beautiful photos (the fuchsia dress is amazing on you!) and beautiful words!
    I actually live right next to a forest and one of my favourite things is taking a walk with my dog as the beauty of nature always helps me to relax !
    Julia x

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