I stayed home from work yesterday and spent some time soul searching. I have a good life, and lots to be thankful for, but I'm not happy. Why is that? I don't have the answer and, for years, I've slogged through life letting my happiness fall to the wayside. I don't want to live this way anymore... for me, for my family, for my son. I've decided I need to take some time each day for myself... time for reflection. I need to take time to think about what will make me happy and work towards that goal. In the wee hours of the night, when my brain wouldn't turn off, I found myself searching for happiness on the internet. I know that place doesn't exist out there in cyberspace. I know that true happiness lies within myself, but I needed some guidance on how to get started. I found this article, which really spoke to me, called 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself (http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/18/30-things-to-start-doing-for-yourself/).
Every number in this article is important, but there were three that really spoke to me...
Start making your own happiness a priority.
Start taking full accountability for your own life.
Start working towards your goals every single day.
Starting now, happiness is my priority. I know I can't be happy all the time, but I sure can do better than my current state! I've started this blog as a place for self reflection, a place for happiness, a place for me.