My Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve always liked what Elizabeth Gilbert said in her book Eat.Pray.Love.

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”

What she said makes perfect sense to me, you have to do whatever it is that needs to be done to achieve your goal that will make you a happy little camper. But as always it’s easier said than done, because in our lives we have a lot of things to consider. (Even 9gag gets it,lol)

From http://9gag.com/gag/294446

And the one important thing that we should have to think about is, what will be that one thing, job,goal that will make you happy? I mean, fine you want to be happy, but have you already figured out what you want to do in your life to achieve that oh-so fine state of happiness? And are you a hundred percent sure that, that’s (whatever that is for you) the one thing that can make you happy? Or perhaps you would just end up whining and complaining about it? (Believe me I know how this feels, big L over forehead stamped).

Everybody wants to be happy, but only a few people would know what to do to be happy and of course only a few people would do whatever it takes to be happy, even if that means giving up a lot of things.

Now, I’m still confused as to what it is that can make me happy. I’ve been thinking about it for some time now and I still get confused as to whether that goal that I have in mind will really make me happy, or if I’m just playing it safe. I mean I already regret one decision I made this year, and I don’t want to go through the whole sobbing at night kind of thing again, it’s not fun at all. No penny would be there to be my “cheer leader” 😀 haha

That decision led to me losing some friends, and even to me re-thinking the decision I made. For now my plan is simple, finish the year with a bang, enjoy my two out of town trips, and of course, start my journey to my pursuit of happiness. I know that it will cost me a lot, but I’m willing to risk it all. I only live once and I’m not going to stop myself from doing what I want just because I’m afraid that people might judge me for that one decision.

I want to be a happy little bee, and I know that to be one. I have to make my mind up and follow my instincts.

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