Friday, August 3, 2012

The Way Life Should Be

I've been inspired today by two other people in the FitFluential family to talk about happiness, just briefly since I don't want to go on and on about it. 

In the past, I have been unhappy.  As a teenager I was picked on by a lot of people in my high school, in college I hated my major and wasn't content until I transferred to the interpreting program and there have been other times as an adult where I have had moments of truly feeling unhappy.

If you asked me right now how I feel about my life, I would have to say that I am 100% happy with it.  Mike and I have a wonderful life, but it has taken some minor (and some drastic) changes to establish this happiness. 

I am a true believer of removing the toxins from your life, whether they be the actual or metaphorical kind.

It has taken me a long time to realize that not everyone is going to support the decisions that you make and some people actually go out of their way to try to make you feel guilty for said decisions.  In the end, as long as YOU are happy and can live with them that is all that matters.

Swimming, biking and running make me happy.  My life with Mike makes me happy.  Everything else good that comes along is just icing on the cake.

On Sunday, Mike and I will be crossing over the Piscataqua River Bridge into Maine and not soon after I will see a sign that says, "Welcome to Maine: The Way Life Should Be". 



 
I'm not sure that I can come up with some eloquent end to this, seemingly, random post.  In the end, I guess I will just say that I hope you all find your own happiness and allow others to live in theirs.  Isn't that the way life should be? 

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I love that we are all talking about happiness! Thanks for the link.

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  2. Very well written post Jamie! I feel the same way as you do about life right now. It's nice to be in such a good place in all areas of my life. Hope you and Mike have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. You said it all in your title - the way life SHOULD be! So happy for y'all

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  4. Totally agree. I wish everyone felt this way:) Have a fun time in Maine. The pics are beautiful!

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  5. Definitely agree. I always like to keep the peace but I learned quickly that you can't please everyone. Make the right choices for you and stand by them. Glad you're at such a good place in life right now!

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  6. Oh Jamie...I love you! :) I hope that you have a great time in Maine. I know that when I started changing my life and training...that several people dropped out. At first I was sad, but over time realized it was for the best. I'm glad that you've found happiness. I think you're pretty awesome and deserve it.

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful time in Maine. If you want to get together - go to a beach/run in Central Maine or Midcoast Maine - let me know!!! & I tagged you - http://www.runningwiththegirls.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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  8. This is a fantastic post! I am glad you have found your inner happiness, and that your fitness has helped with that, too! :)

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  9. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation!

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  10. Awww. This post made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I don't think I'm quite at that happiness stage (still looking for friends in Baton Rouge), but it's good enough for now? I'm so glad that you found your happy place with Mike.

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