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Ryo's Travels
My life & journey through MY eyes.
Happiness is work.
Happiness is a choice, but it's definitely not easy...and I mean that.

I've been contemplating this for a while now. Happiness is definitely "a choice"...but it is work....more work for some than others.

Seriously, if you don't have someone or something reminding you how happy you are almost daily...then it's a struggle to reach that happy place.

Hell, I'd argue that it's easier to not be depressed than to actually be happy. Not being depressed requires you to be numb to a lot of external influences - not letting it touch your spirit - and putting that wall up. Coincidentally, we start building up that internal wall in our early teen years...so by the time we reach adulthood...many of us are pros at that.

But, creating your own happiness is another story.

So, pretty much, if you have something or someone reminding you of your happiness often (i.e. kids, a significant other, a fulfilling professional life, amazing friends/experiences) then you're good. If you don't have these things...it's a bit of a struggle.

I was talking to Ryan a few weekends ago and I told him how I'd leave from hanging out with my friends...and feel...sad and empty. It's been a really weird feeling and it's something that has hit harder more recently...although the feeling feels vaguely familiar. Almost like...I'm leaving their presence feeling like I wasted my time. That's not how I should feel after leaving them sweatdrop

And due to that, I analyze my feelings after departing to determine whether or not the experience I just left was filled with positive or negative energy. Positive vibes only.

I wonder why we don't hang out much...we meaning my friends. This fake busy thing that everyone puts up is kinda bullsh*t. I think the main reason I wanted to move back to my "group of friends" is so that we hung out often. The purpose of a group of friends (see: Sex and the City) is to hang out often and make experiences/memories...but if we're only hanging out once every two or three weeks...I almost think it's pointless.

I'm ranting right now, but you get my drift.

Care enough. Positive vibes only.

Love heart


Mood: Womp whee
Music: "Reflections (Care Enough)" - Mariah Carey from Glitter
Music(2): "Bliss" - Mariah Carey from Rainbow

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