Hey guys! I’m finally back online, Mrs G over here ready to catch up with y’all & starting blogging again!

Before I get into this post I wanted to let you all know that I transferred my blog over to Bluehost which has taken a while to complete and then I’ve had to get on top of my blog so I’ve been drafting some posts in the meantime, but I’m ready to get going! While my domain was transferring over, I had a little revamp of my site & really hope you like the changes I’ve made! Bluehost informed me that some of my followers may not have been transferred across, so if you want to stay updated with my posts make sure you’re signed up! If you’re not you can sign up from my home page. I’ve got lots of upcoming posts including our Disney wedding! Which I’ll be posting as soon as I have some pictures back from Disney to include in my posts!

Anyway, back to it…

Are you happy?

I was flicking through Instagram the other day and came across the quote below. I love quotes, especially when they are relatable and make you really think. This one for me was 100% relatable and made me think about how much my life has changed in such a short amount of time. Also how much I’ve changed and how it’s all caused me to learn about myself & what truly makes me happy in life.

It took me back to 2016. To the average person who would have asked me those questions above, I could have said yes to most of them. That year I had graduated from university, began my first job as a registered nurse within the intensive care unit. I was working extra within a private hospital therefore earning a good income. Purchased my first home, adopted two lovely golden retrievers & went on three vacations that year. Anyone would have guessed that I was happy, right?

That year I don’t think anyone asked me if I was happy. Sure they asked if I was happy with the house I was purchasing & the new job I had started, but not truly happy with how my life was. But how often do we sit down with our friends or partner and discuss life and if we’re happy in the direction things are going, how we can make ourselves happier? Although now I’d question, does anyone really know how happy they truly are until they are faced with true happiness, until we face true fulfillment?

So why don’t we asked people that simple question, “Are you happy?”. Is it too personal? What if they say no, what do you say then? Is it too big of a question to ask?  

What caught my attention about this quote is that it visualizes the norm that we’ve created in this era. That only if you own a property, are married with three kids and have a good job can you be happy. Happiness is completely individualized. What makes one happy may not to another, so why have we created this society of an image that success & happiness is only if you’ve achieved certain life goals when everyone’s goals are different, even more change?

I would Love to hear your thoughts on this!

LOVE,

 

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24 thoughts on “Are you happy?

  1. When I was in the car going to my own wedding 25 years ago, my Dad asked me, “Are you happy?” That seemed the most important question to him, to make sure his little girl was marrying the right person. Yes, I was, blissfully! 25 years on, I can’t say that we’re blissfully happy all the time, but I’m quietly content with my life. In the busy-ness, I have to stand back and think about what I have really signed up for. If we had everything handed to us on a plate, there would be no satisfaction when we overcome any challenge, and no being grateful for the times when love conquered all. I wish you all the happiness you hope for, but more than that, all the blessings you’ll discover along the way.

    1. So sorry for the late reply!
      I love this <3 ... 25 years! Wow that's such an achievement! Congratulations, sure you'd have some advice for us newly weds haha.
      I think we all need to do that from time to time just stand back and realize compared to many we're probably very lucky! It's true and when you work for what you have you appreciate it so much more!
      Thank you so much for your well wishes, really appreciate it! Wishing you another happy & healthy 25 years!
      XXX

  2. Congratulations on your wedding. Can’t wait to see your pictures but I’m sure you looked wicked beautiful and Toney looked very handsome . As for being happy, yes I am. I am not wealthy but I have my health , a roof over my head , clothes on my back, food on my table and oh yeah, I have the means to do a 30 Plus Teams Tour and see a sporting event as long as the good Lord allows me to.

    1. Thank you! Pictures & post coming very soon!
      Exactly! It’s great to appreciate what we have & be happy with that. I’m so glad you’re happy with life, all that matters!
      Rosie xx

    1. Thank you! I really is, I never wanted to “settle down” but now I’m with the right person I wouldn’t change anything. Funny how your thoughts and own happiness changes too!
      Thanks for reading & commenting! X

  3. Hey Rosie, I’m hoping this comment will show up in the right spot. I love that quote & it’s so true. Everyone thinks you’re unhappy if you don’t have all the material things but it’s not always true.
    So excited to see your wedding photos!!!

    1. Hey!! yes it’s come up! thank you so much for checking <3
      It really is isn't it?! I didn't know if other people would also agree as most of the time I'm relating back to England but I guess there's no change here in the states.
      Hopefully be up Monday! 😀

  4. Congratulations I can’t wait to hear about your wedding! Happiness is unique to everyone, overall I am a really happy person but even on my bad days I feel blessed. I think knowing you are lucky helps you realize how happy you are.

    1. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to tell you all about it either!
      Very true indeed. I never thought about it like that before, that’s a really good point. & were blessed in so many ways too!
      X

  5. What a great question to ask. There are so many things I think I’m “supposed” to have and do, but it’s a great reminder that I should allow myself to be happy because I am! Those guidelines are what other people set—or I think they set—and by no means will they make me any happier.

    1. I thought the same! I’m so glad you enjoyed, its all so true really makes you think about what you have and appreciate everything much more <3
      Thanks for reading & commenting! Xx

  6. Congratulations on your new marriage! May your journey together in life be FULL OF HAPPINESS & JOY!! I think it is very important to realize if you are happy with life at the moment you are in and how to change whatever is holding you back from that happiness. I believe happiness is part of our well being and we all deserve to experience true happiness 🌸

    1. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to tell you all about it after talking about all the plans with Disney for months :P. Truly! Totally agree with your comment, it does affect your well being for sure. I hope we all can and those who aren’t happy are able to figure it out to lead them to a happier life. <3 Thanks for commenting! x

  7. Since life is a journey and not a destination, happiness is also part of a perpetual progress. The moment we realise that a great job, a great car and other ‘destinations’ in life are not the keys to happiness, we learn that happiness is a choice! 🙂

    1. That’s very true! It’s not about the possessions we have at all. Yet everyone seems to ask if we have “this & that” in life like its what you need to be happy!
      Thank you for commenting, great hearing others opinions & thoughts 🙂

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