Someday, when you are older and looking back at all that you've done, will you be satisfied? Will you like who you are? What about how you've treated people? How about your relationships, are they what you had wished?
I often think about this and I'll be 30 years old this year. I want to be retired and know in my mind that I lived a good life. The thing that hits me hard is knowing that I have the career, I have the family, I have so much freedom, great friends and in my mind that was not enough.
What is wrong with me? I try every day to be happy. Not just for my daughter or anyone around me, but for me. Anxiety is real. Depression is real.
Not until recently did I decide that I wasn't going to let it effect me everyday. Of course I have days or times where I have big feelings. Sadness, anger, panic and frustration will never just go away. But it sure won't keep me from pursuing happiness. Yes, I only have one life. And it's MINE. My decision is to stay positive and think good thoughts.
So when I have have a weak moment in time, I do cry and that's alright. But I pick myself up and keep going. How do I choose to feel better about myself or the situations I'm in? I start with positive thoughts. What motivates me is knowing I can be better and what my future looks like. I strive to be happy on the outside so why not feel it in the inside too?
One day you will look back and realize you changed for the better too.
Don't limit yourself. Do reflect. Know that you are the only one to make yourself happy and that you can be happy. You will be happy.
Sending positive vibes your way,