happiness

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

Ali McPherson8 months ago
Finding Myself as a Twenty-Something
In my teens, I didn't like to be alone. The idea of being alone, while everyone else was out enjoying their lives, was too much to bear. I couldn't imagine the idea of being single forever or not find...
A Clem8 months ago
Just No More
I want to live in a world where we are not judged by the color of our skin, or by the kind of music we listen to, or where we grew up. I want to live in a world where it is okay to be seen in public i...
Echaka Monjok8 months ago
The Sad Truth
It was a normal day when I decided to walk to the nearest Family Dollar. I had a few essential things to get. Most times I go to HEB but today, Family Dollar. As I walked up to the cashier to pay I no...
Jarrod Foster8 months 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 Miles8 months 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...
Mathidile Tuesday8 months ago
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 Wolf8 months 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...
Rebekah Brinkley8 months ago
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 Paige8 months 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 Babczyk8 months 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...
Kayla DiSalvatore8 months ago
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 Wymer8 months 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...
Louise de la Cerna8 months ago
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 months 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 Kelkar8 months 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 Rozu8 months 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 Hancock8 months 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...