Find your own Happiness.
As you grow older, you start to have big dreams and want more things in life. and the moment you get the things you prayed and wished for so bad, you start to want another thing. Then, you just start to realize that happiness isn’t found in things, it comes from within.
Life happens so fast such that you keep trying to catchup with everything around you and it’s always one thing or another. It maybe school, work, family, relationships, love and these are legitimate needs.
It’ll always feel like a better or happier life comes with “something” and there’s always something you aspire to be that seems like it'll make your life better, or make you happier. But I promise you that isn’t always the case because right after that pursuit, there will be something else and does it ever end? No. Because I love writers and I want to become a writer, I started writing. But I found myself hating and being frustrated at my process of growth, because I had only started writing a few months back.
So I stopped and didn’t write anything for weeks which did not really solve anything. But I came to terms with myself that it would take a while before I become good at writing but in that process, I will enjoy it. I will take a break when I need to but I will find happiness in learning a new skill and learning to articulate my thoughts well.
I think what we tend to lose sight of, is that, as much as we are on a journey to a place and we are so focused on the destination by putting our lives on hold, time passes and beautiful moments are gone.
This moment is your life and it is also a part of this journey, you are meant to enjoy the journey even though it may not be the best thing in the world. if you can’t find happiness at the middle of this road or on the journey, what’s the guarantee you'll find happiness at the end?
I heard someone once say “ there's no life better than yours” and I have held on to those words. It has helped me find happiness in the little things like getting on the bus and enjoying the view, enjoying the perfection of my cup of coffee, going on long walks, singing along to the loud music in the car. Its in the little things and it is within you.
So, hopefully as you read this article you make up your mind to find your own happiness and live your life to the fullest.