A to Z Blogging Challenge, The Writer

H is for Happiness

 Still behind….

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.



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