What’s The Purpose of Having A Purpose?

I’ve worked a variety of jobs over the past 14 years. From retail to corporate desk jobs, gas stations to chain restaurants, I feel like I’ve done my fair share of different jobs. There have been low-paying ones (quite a few of those) and high-paying ones. I’ve had good bosses and terrible ones. I’ve stayedContinue reading “What’s The Purpose of Having A Purpose?”

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 illnessContinue reading “Gratitude Adjustment”

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, unmemorableContinue reading “What Happiness Looks Like”