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!