What is a Halcyon Life Anyway? (+ Giveaway!)

Tomorrow, October 23rd, marks my one year anniversary of this blog!

If you’ve been on this journey with me for a while, you might say to yourself “but, you’ve had this blog for longer than that, haven’t you?” I have. Technically, I started this blog in April 2016. I wrote a few posts, but after a while, I wasn’t really liking the direction my blog was going in. After a few months, I stopped blogging, and then in September 2017, I logged back onto WordPress and decided to try again. I deleted everything I had and started fresh in October. And I must say, I’m a lot happier with how my blog has been growing.

Since it’s already been a year, I wanted to explain how my blog got its name. It wasn’t something that just came to me one night as I was lying in bed (I wish, that would have been a lot easier). But, it was a part of a list of different names I was toying around with at the time.

I knew I wanted the name to be a synonym of calm or serene since I wanted my blog to reflect my journey to a peaceful and fulfilling life. I saw the word “halcyon” in a list of synonyms, and I liked the way it rolled off the tongue. I also liked its definition.

halcyon (adj) – referring to a period of time in the past that was happy and peaceful


When I look back on my life, I want this time (and all of my life, really) to seem happy and peaceful. And, I want this blog to help me achieve that, while at the same time, hoping it brings you happiness and peace as well.


Now, for the giveaway!

I wanted to thank everyone for reading, whether you’ve been with me since the beginning or just started reading today. In return, I bought a few things as a thank you that I wanted to give away.

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What’s included:

  • A Lush bath bomb set which includes Cheer Me Up Buttercup & Butterball
  • A lined notebook with inspirational quotes
  • A White Peony candle from Illuminaria
  • Two ceramic cactus vases
  • A little handwritten thank you from me


How it works:

Must be 18+
US participants only (includes Alaska and Hawaii)
You must be following me on Twitter (@thishalcyonlife)
You must comment on this post and include your Twitter handle in the comment

Each comment on this post will be assigned a number. I will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner will be notified via Twitter DM no later than October 31, 2018 at 9pm EST, where I will then ask for an address for the package to be sent to. I will also post the username of the winner on this post that same day.

The package will be shipped no later than November 5, 2018 via USPS, and I will provide the winner with a tracking number for the package.


Good luck and thank you to everyone for reading! Here’s to another year!


And the winner is…. Sarah G! Congrats! Thank you to everyone who entered!

    1. Honestly, I didn’t mean to put this whole twitter thing there, I just copy pasted my id. But I can’t delete it now. Please delete it for me. My twitter is @blogbushra.
      I am feeling embarrassed now. Goofy me. I hope you get the idea that I didn’t mean to do this.


  1. Wow. Congratulations lovely!
    Even I started my blog once back in 2014. But I didn’t like the direction it was going in plus I wasn’t in the right state of mind so I deleted everything. And finally started it again after 4 years.
    I had no idea that the ‘halcyon’ meant that. I thought it was a part of your name or something like that. But I really love the idea and the meaning. It totally suits your blog!
    Unfortunately, I’m not a resident of US so I can’t enter the giveaway but good luck to all those entering.
    And congratulations again! Excited to see what this year brings for your blog 💕

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