Gratitude Adjustment

My last post was an almost-too-perfect-of-an-ending tale about how I'm feeling happy and content, despite my life being very much "in progress". In fact, that was the whole point--that I haven't reached any milestone to feel that way. A big part of those "in progress" plans is my mental health. Coping with a mental illness…

What Happiness Looks Like

Today, for the first time in a very long time, I felt content and peaceful. I felt optimistic. I felt downright happy.  This feeling has sort of been with me all day, but it just hit me tonight in the oddest way. I was putting away dishes while listening to Christmas music. A mundane, unmemorable…

Searching for Significance

  I crave significance. Why I do isn't very important. When I say crave significance, I mean, from a young age, I have wanted my life to matter in a profound way. I fear being insignificant or meaningless. Through the years, I have tried all kinds of ways to create meaning. When I was a…