It’s so often that I find myself wanting to create new things all the time. Sometimes I want to take new pictures, sometimes I want to explore new restaurants (mostly because food = life), and sometimes I just want to sit and read and write my day away, and some days I just want to drive and keep driving without a destination.
It’s so easy to fall into depression or isolate yourself from everything that is out there because of our daily routines and work life. We either hate our jobs, are work-aholics, or find a balance. Finding a balance isn’t easy for everyone and I myself have struggled with it. I don’t have the weekends off all the time so I can’t always hang out when my friends can and I feel badly about missing out. I appreciate the friends that find a way to work around it or make the effort to hang out on weekdays. It makes me happy to be surrounded with happy, positive people.
I’m not saying we don’t all have sucky days because we are human and we can’t expect that, however, we can change how we let it affect us. Regardless of how I feel in the morning I always say out loud how thankful I am for the opportunity to have another day, another chance to live this one life. I’m not going to sulk in the things that didn’t work out, or the relationships that didn’t last, or the friends I once had because today’s a new day and tomorrow holds new things in store. I have to make the effort to make each day as good as I can and do the things that make me happy.
I’m happiest when I’m me. When I don’t have to pretend to want to go out, when I can have a glass of wine, make a nice dinner and write or watch movies or whatever it is I feel like doing. It’s okay that I’m not with anyone right now because I’m happy being single and other people’s expectations for me are not my reality and I don’t have to live up to them because it’s not their life- it’s mine.
So today I encourage you to go find what makes you happy, and if you find someone along the way who wants to walk that journey with you then even better, if not it’ll happen eventually.
#FindYourHappy ❤️ (got the idea from Nikki Blackketter )