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Living Happiness

You know those moments in life where truth becomes evident, where it is as if we take the covers off of our eyes and we can see truth as it actually is.  Recently I feel like I have been having one of those moments.  It started, as most epiphanies seem to, out of a depressed day, yet again worrying about what to do in life, rehearsing all the empty options again and again. But then something happened.  The past week…

beautiful

While I haven't been keeping up on here with my gratitude project I have been writing every day what I am grateful for.  I have also been adulting hardcore lately which has been really nice.  One of the things I've learned recently through this journey in therapy is that because I come from a dysfunctional family I have learned some pretty bad habits which I need to change.  I am basically learning how to reparent myself.  Let me just say…

Difficult Realities

Today I am grateful for those difficult realities, those honest truths about ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. I had one today, a realisation about the reality of a situation, and although it is something deep down I have known for a while I have avoided facing it because I know when I do it is going to make me uncomfortable, make me hurt, and make me lonely.  Sometimes we just have to be honest, though, we cannot play pretend, it's…

I Hope You Dance

There was a moment last night when I was sitting in the living room after having packed my bag for Atlanta where I had an overwhelming urge to just get up and dance. I was listening to some music, earbuds in and all and I just had to get up and dance. It instantly lifted my mood and made me excited and powerful.  So today (or yesterday) I am grateful for that.

Options

Today I am grateful for all of life's options. I know they piss me off most of the time and I don't deal with decisions very well, but I guess when you take a step back and consider the alternative it is something to be truly grateful for.  There are a lot of people in this world who have little to no say over the direction of their life, especially women.  The fact that I do should be a great…

Grappling With the Big Questions

Part of the problem with trying to figure out how to move forward in life is discerning what we value most. If we want our lives to be meaningful and we want our actions and plans to have direction, we must have a firm understanding of these values.   Or at least, I am beginning to think we do. What I don't understand or know is how fluid these values should be. Should they be solid and grounded? Or should…

Documenting Memories

Today I spent some time looking over old photos and videos I made during my time in SE Asia. While I didn't make that many videos, I am really glad that I made the ones I did.  They are such lovely memories and I can have them and share them forever. So today I am thankful for the memories I've documented. I hope to record and document even more memories with amazing people this year.

Awesome Humans Doing Awesome Things

Today I am thankful for my awesome friends who go out there and kick ass. You inspire me and keep me motivated to keep exploring. Just to name a few, I am thankful for Justin who has been living in Dubai for the past year and a half and who always is seeking out adventure and new paths less traveled. Justin was such an inspiration to me when I met him in Hungary studying abroad, and his continual curiosity keeps…

Intentions

Happy New Year everyone! A lot has happened in the last few weeks, it has been the beginning of a lot of changes and self-realizations. I suppose it started a couple weeks ago when I hit rock-bottom emotionally. Since moving home, I have slowly fallen into a depression, similar to those I have experienced in the past. This time, however, I decided I just couldn't keep letting myself feel this way, that no matter how hard I tried I couldn't…