Originally, I was going to post about honesty. If you have followed this blog long or have read some of my older posts you realize, I am nothing but honest. While I stay relatively positive and upbeat, I will tell it like it is. This holds especially true about my writing process. So many people only post about their troubles or successes. I wanted to paint a realistic view of what it is like for me to be a writer, so I post the good, bad, and indifferent. When there is a long break between posts, it typically means I have nothing to write about… mainly because I haven’t spent anytime being creative.
But last week, I decided to change the topic of my post to happiness. Many of us are on a journey, of sorts, to find the elusive construct of happiness. We look outside of us and within ourselves, sometimes we find it, but for me it seems to be a temporary high. My journey, inwards, is a quest to make happiness more permanent. Generally, I consider myself a happy person, but I feel there is more, a sort of connectedness that I am missing. So, I search.
Writing these posts, has made me realize how much of my journey I have neglected and how far I have strayed from a path I set off on several years ago. And it’s not all been bad, actually most of it has been great, but I am not going in the direction I want. Essentially, I have taken a slight detour. These next few months, when I have more time to spare, I am going to focus more time on my journey to embrace happiness as my lifestyle.
Happiness is something different for all of us, but for me I have found balance seems to be the key. Balance has been a theme for me over the past few years, and so far I have not mastered it, heck, I have barely even learned the concepts of how to it works. I have, however, learned regular exercise, writing, and spending time in nature have given me a brief glance into a life with balance.
So, over the next few weeks, I will be getting back into regular habits of self-care that will include taking at least one day a week to devote to doing things that I love and enjoy.