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?