Find Your Happy

I was talking with one of my favorite cousins yesterday.  He’s about a decade older than me, but for some reason, we talk on a somewhat regular basis and can talk about anything.  He’s one of my family’s comedians, and without fail I will bust out laughing no less than 3 times when we’re together (in person or on the phone).   During our conversation, I shared that I was happy…like REALLY happy with my life.  Of course, he says, “What’s his name?”  After trying to shoo him off for about 2 minutes, I finally shared that I had met someone.  But I reassured him that this new dude had NOTHING to do with my current state of happiness (though he does help).   And I don’t want you guys to get excited, either.  It’s too soon to see to how this will play out.

I think I’m happy because I feel like I have my life back; actually, I know that’s why.  I’m doing what I WANT to do.  No more working and rushing to a part-time job.  Finally being able to create my own schedule.  Doing what I want and enjoy doing it.  Making travel plans without making sure I request off from a PT job.  And making plans for my future and being excited about them.  After my sojourn to NYC this weekend to see “A Streetcar Named Desire”, I plan on using this summer to begin studying for the GMAT.  Yep, this Southern Girl is going back to school.  And I only plan on applying to one.  I’ve visited the school, participated in a diversity weekend, and met people in the admissions office.  If I know where I can go (and what I can afford) there’s no need to apply to 10,000 different programs.  If I don’t get in, oh well-I keep trying until I do…or maybe look elsewhere.  But I’m thinking positively, so none of that will be a concern! 🙂

I’ve thought about working with a life coach.  More specifically, with someone that I admire from a blogging/writing standpoint.  And I have to admit, I never thought about working with or needing a life coach before.  But when this person tweeted that she had become certified and was looking for clients, I hopped on the e-mail and sent her a message.  She responded back and stated that she wanted to work with me.  Honestly, the main reason that I would work with her would be to figure out to best manuever myself in the freelancing world; I honestly feel like the other aspects of my life are going where I want them to go…for now.  Plus, having a life coach ain’t cheap.  I need to figure out if this will be beneficial in the long run.

The gist of this post is basically to share it is the responsibility of each of us to “find our happy”.  I’m a big proponent of changing the things in your life you don’t like; don’t sit around and wait for it to happen.  God helps those who help themselves.  And I honestly believe (and am a witness) that God brought me to the current state of my life.  I know that I could not have done anything without Him; but I also had to take some steps in the right direction.  Am I saying my life is perfect?  Absolutely not.  But it’s better now than it was 6 months ago.  I implore you all to find YOUR happy-not your parents’, your mate’s, your kids’, but YOURS.  You’ll thank yourself for it.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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