Free Write

Do You Need to be Happy?

So I realized I’ve been living up to other people’s expectations or living to be something some other people aren’t and either way I was not living for myself.

And even as I think back over the highlights of my life I can’t honestly say I have enjoyed my life up until this point.

I’m thankful that I realize this now and I can focus on doing things that actually make me happy.

The truth is I put off my happiness because I felt the things that make me happy would mean I was a disappointment to people I love.  I didn’t realize how supportive people would be and how much better I would feel.  I didn’t realize how much my happiness mattered until I lived in a state of unhappiness for many years.

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