The job I ended up with just happens to be the one I have wanted to land in for the last 9 years and due to a retirement was already in the works for me to train in, but it was very uncertain if anyone else would bump me for it

Keywords: be extraordinary for teens , blog , development , gratitude , happiness , happy , journal , learning , life , mindvalley , reverse gap , self , soul

These were all personal areas for myself that I wanted to grow and I am so thankful that I have! When I think of looking at my ‘reverse gap,’ it is hard not to feel happy about what improvements have happened. I find I have no reason to get caught up feeling not good enough comparing to others when I just compare to my past self. Then think back 2 years, then 5 and 10. Some of these things happened that I hadn’t expected. A year ago, I didn’t know I was going to get the job I wanted. A year ago, if I thought about an exercise program, I wouldn’t have considered committing to more than 6 weeks of working out.

https://devonmcfaddenart.ca/2021/10/12/happiness

Whenever I want something, the unspoken assumption is that once I get this thing, life will be better, my nagging desire will finally cease

Keywords: allow, anxiety, aspirations, attachment, avoidance, discomfort, grasping, grateful, gratitude, happiness, let go, mindfulness, peace, practice, reaching, wanting

It dawned on me this morning that wanting is part of what it means to be alive. Even though we may reach our goals or obtain whatever it is we desire, that wanting is not going to go away. There will always be something else to fixate on. We are all going through life chasing a moving target. At first this can seem rather depressing. Will we never truly reach happiness then?

https://amethystlamb.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/the-nature-of-wanting

I want to thank my classmates for the past 5 months as we created such wonderful memories together

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You guys made my semester fun and special, and I genuinely hope that we’ll be able to hang out again next semester. I know that some of them will shift strands and I’ll miss some of them, but I also know that they’ll be happy because they’re on the strand they want, and I’m glad for them as a result. Already, I’m starting to miss them and the laughs we shared.

https://leighjannlouisereoteras.wordpress.com/2022/12/20/1st-semester-done

I want people I care about to be happy and I go into DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY mode sometimes

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I realized that that whole chain of traumatic memories and accompanying feels boiled down to two things for me. Fear of abandonment and rejection. Breaking news: when I boil them down and process them almost ALL of my negative self talk and negative emotions are rooted in those fears. That people I *think* love me will just…leave. And the curtain will fall and it will just be me wondering why I make everyone leave.

https://emdrrecovery.wordpress.com/2021/09/25/little-things

I’m very aware that this is the only shot at life I’ll get, and I often fear that I’m not making the most of this, as irrational as this may sound

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That’s a long time ago, she observes. I nod, but it’s true. That’s the last time I felt undiluted happiness, untouched by doubt, anxiety or fear. Since then, there has always been something to worry about, something to take the edge off something great. Will you try and focus on being happy with your life as it is? Perhaps stop waiting for it to get better? I sigh. Yes. I’ll try.

https://anextroversion.com/2021/09/16/the-pursuit-of-happiness

I’m excited to go on this new adventure and move into a happier head space and I’m looking forward to bringing you along

Keywords: Personal , Changes , Life , Updates

There were a lot of factors that went into my decision to leave, but the biggest one by far was the fact that I just wasn’t happy. I was absolutely miserable everyday. And for some people they can do a job that they don’t like and be totally okay with showing up everyday. I am not one of those people. I want to be happy. I think I can be happy. And this job was the only thing that was really holding me back from happiness. So I decided it would be best to leave and do something else instead of continuing to give all of myself to something I really wasn’t interested in doing.

https://lovegeekygirl.wordpress.com/2021/09/06/i-quit-my-job-heres-what-happened

When people say “I want to see you happy” without knowing anything about me or my life it offends me

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And there are people who suggest life options to me because they think that makes me happy. And the worst part is when I am blamed for somebody else’s unhappiness. First of all why is everyone assuming I am not happy in life. Just because I made different choices in my life doesn’t mean that I am unhappy. Lets say suppose it seems that way. Then its on me to find a way back. I get when people care and want to check how I am doing. But I feel suffocated when people push me to choose their version of ‘happy life’. Every single person in this world is responsible for one’s own Happiness. So I feel its unfair whenever I get questioned for not thinking about somebody else’s happiness.

https://awhitofwonders.wordpress.com/2022/05/08/happiness-in-control-of

Instead of getting out of bed and going through the motions of class, workouts, and studying I want to enjoy each day

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Having fun with friends and continuing to build the relationships we have formed over the years will create memories that will last a lifetime. I realize this may be the last opportunity to reminisce with my classmates, but there is also excitement in seeing what each plans to do with his or her life.

https://colinblog905686318.wordpress.com/2021/08/13/senior-year-an-end-and-a-beginning