“Never let the sadness of your past or the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.”- Unknown
Happiness is something that I think everyone should live for. Regardless of what it takes to make you laugh so hard that your stomach hurts, you should strive to achieve that feeling daily. I’d be lying if I told you I have always felt this way, but recently I’ve had a change of heart.
I’ve spent a lot of time in my life looking at the glass half full, but after a few tough life lessons in the last few months, I’ve realized that life is truly to short to waste time being blue, especially for no apparent reason.
I decided to take some time to decompress and evaluate my life. After looking over the written portion of my book of life, I realized I have a lot to smile about. For one, I’m lucky to simply be alive and breathing every daily.
I have now made it my personal goal to pursue happiness daily and to be grateful for the small things in life that put a smile on my face. Things such as music, books, taking my dogs for a walk, joking with my boyfriend, art, a lunch date with the girls, painting, learning something new—just to name a few of the things that I find happiness in.
While the rest of my life remains unwritten, I’m ready to flip the pages with a new and improved attitude. I ready to stop focusing on the past, uselessly worrying about the future, but instead being here now. And I will be grateful for everything in life, including the obstacles, because without them, I wouldn’t have the feeling of accomplishment from overcoming them.
//Outfit Details //
Mint Scuba Skirt- ASOS
Black V-neck- Target
Black Wedges- Shoe Carnival
Black Satchel- TJ Maxx
Social Media nameplate- TAudrey
Flamingo Jewelry- Lil Miss Miami Collection by TAudrey
Photos by Melanie Hernandez