Friday, January 20, 2017

be happy

Lately I have been super reflective about life. I guess it comes with the new year territory but also I feel like I'm hitting quarter life crisis. Like, what makes me happy? Should I be content with where I am in life? Should I be pushing myself even more? I'm only 25, I have so much time left, what can I do with this life of mine? I also have a major case of "keeping up with the Joneses" and I get really confused when people my age are buying houses and cars, even having babies. Not that I want a baby, but still. I am like, "how are people affording this!!" and I tend to get down on myself when I see people doing all of these things. If I hadn't chose teaching, our lives would be so different right now. If Mark and I had waited to get married, he wouldn't have had to take a year off of school and would have been done a year ago, things would be so different. It just goes down a dangerous road when you start thinking like this!

In 2016, especially the last six months, I have been working on being patient with myself as I grow and work on new goals. I will be continuing that in 2017, and probably the rest of my life! I am also going to work on being happy with where I am right now. Focusing on the positive, being more appreciative of the people in my life and just being grateful in general. It's going to take a lot of patience with myself when I start focusing on the negative, something that is very easy for me, but I really believe in the power of positive thinking so I think that focusing on being happy no matter the circumstance will really help my overall life.

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Have a good weekend! Mark is driving at Sundance Film Festival this weekend. You may recognize some of the guys he is driving, like this guy and this guy. It's a girls weekend for me! 
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1 comment:

  1. How did Mark get that hook up? And I'm the same as you. I mean I have a baby. But I don't have a house and I don't go on all of these trips or be a stay at home mom. It's hard. But I just have to remember that I'm happy right now. I wish some things were different. But overall life is good. And I'll get those other things eventually.