happiness

Happiness, defined; things that help you find happiness, keep it, and share it with others.

Jarrod Foster5 hours ago
Ways to Help You Follow Your Dream
Hello everyone! Life is weird, isn't it? You are told to that you have to do things out of obligation just so you can get to where you want to be or do what you want to do. In the middle of that proce...
Anna Miles7 hours ago
Moving...
It’s that time again. The sight of brown, the feel of stickiness, the ragging chaos of personal belongings being packed away. Total emptiness suffocating me. This is what moving feels like. I’ve moved...
Navigating the World of Becoming an Adult
As the first day of summer arrives, many kids all over the globe are starting their long-awaited break from the overbearing pressure of school. Public pools are packed with screams of utter joy from t...
Why It's Okay Not to Care
What We Can Learn Ever been told that you’re not good enough? That your work just isn’t quite right or that you’re not qualified enough for a job? We’ve all been there. It’s a part of life and we are ...
Margaret Wolfa day ago
Powerlessness & Invincibility
Breathtaking. That’s the only word that comes to mind when I remember this day and this view. One of my favorite places in Oregon (truthfully, my list of favorite places there is quite long), Crown Po...
Vacations Cost Too Much, Here's a Solution
Sometimes I just want to catch the cheapest flight out of my current location to somewhere new. I've caught myself Googling "cheapest flights from X" too many times. I've even looked into my credit ca...
Davin Paige3 days ago
Moral Honesty
Recently I listened to the Brilliant Idiots podcast and it made me think about moral honesty — the ability for us as people to speak our truth even when there could be repercussions. As simple as this...
Vicky Babczyk3 days ago
"Loneliness is Fine"
Feels like emptiness when I go out at night. Feels like loneliness and loneliness if fine. Feels like emptiness but the emptiness is mine. Feels like loneliness and loneliness is fine. The melancholic...
An Open Letter to My Third Grade Self
Dear "Third Grade Mini-Me," It's been a while and I hope I have made you proud. Third grade definitely wasn't easy and it definitely doesn't get better — at first. You're going to continue growing and...
Kilyn Wymer5 days ago
Things I Have Learned in My Early 20's
1. Self-care is a necessity, not a luxury. We all need to take time to take care of ourselves. As the saying goes, "You cannot pour from an empty cup." 2. It's okay, and sometimes necessary, to take y...
Dear Me
Dear Me, Hi, this may sound insane, but I am you. I'm not you now, but I am you in the future. I am you at 24 and I wanted to talk to you. Just for a bit. I know 24 isn't old enough for "adult" wisdom...
Siôn Stedman8 days ago
Beating the Sunday Night Blues
For those working the regular nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday pattern, the weekend serves as a pause button, bringing a welcome break to many business activities. A time to kick back and unwind, it's a...
Sayali Kelkar9 days ago
The Winter Forest
Finally I gave up. I gave up the suffocating inertia that was imprisoning me in my own mind and stepped out of the office in the freezing cold. It was my lunchtime break. "I have only a few minutes. I...
Jess Rozu10 days ago
What Is Life?
Life is a very weird and complicated thing. No one can truly understand what it is or how it works, or why it even exists. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t live it to the fullest. This isn’t me...
Charlie Hancock11 days ago
Imperfectly Happy
There is no possible way to be perfect. It is an expectation that is unreachable. So happiness should never be based on trying to be perfect. Life is messy and hard, and kicks you down just to kick yo...
asia kiniel11 days ago
Perception Is Everything
I remember one day in high school when I was reduced to a number. I was told I was a guy's "20." With my extreme lack of knowledge and understanding towards that term, I was elated to be his "20!" For...
Molly Weinfurter12 days ago
Who You Are
A friend of mine recently asked me about how she should act on an upcoming date. Specifically, she wanted to know what to wear, what kind of food to order, and what to talk about. To me, this sounded ...
Rebekah Lott13 days ago
Little Leaps of Faith
In my belief and experience as a college student, paying your way through college isn't easy, but thankfully God provided a job to pay the bills! Although I am not a social butterfly always eager to t...