Life hasn’t always gone my way. Over the past few years since my Dad died, I have felt like it’s been one bad thing after another without any slowing down. It makes it hard to feel happy and whole. Especially when someone so important is missing. I was depressed and anxious all of the time.
I feel like that is all changing and that life is really looking up. I finally feel happy!
I realized this once I noticed that I was in a good mood for several days in a row. That was rare when I was in depression so it came as a shock to me. Recently I went to see my therapist for the first time in two months. It was the first time I didn’t have anything negative to say. I was telling her about everything going on in my life and that I finally feel good about where I am in life. I have a great boyfriend, a beautiful baby puppy, just accepted a job offer for after I graduate college, I just moved into a new apartment, and I will be an aunt for the first time in four short months!
There are so many great things going on in my life I can’t believe it. I really needed this realization. It was so hard to “stay positive” like everyone told me to. Waking up feeling like you have no purpose and that you could just stay in bed all day is not a life I wanted to keep living. Now I wake up motivated and ready to live each day to the fullest. Sounds cheesy but it’s the truth!
If you’re going through a rough patch in your life, I suggest holding your head high and letting life lead you to where you’re meant to be. I’m confident that no matter the hard times you’re going through right now, there will be clarity soon enough. You’ll soon realize that everything really does happen for a reason. I am a firm believer in that based on my own experiences.
I like to think that I have paved my own way through life and got myself to where I am today. It takes work, sacrifices, and a lot of time, but you will get there too! Don’t doubt yourself, try new things, be patient, and trust that the path you are on is the right one, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.
Go out there and find your happy. You deserve it!