AM I HAPPY?
Oct 17, 2018
I just hit my 1-month mark of things I thought would never happen. I moved to LA to be with my boyfriend and then married him 2 weeks later. In some ways, I left behind my anchor points in Idaho that gave me a barometer of my well-being and progress. My family, friends, job, routine, and in some ways, my religion.
People frequently have asked since this change….’Are you happy?’ In my mind, I would answer. ‘I am. Uh, I think I am. Sheesh, I’m not sure because nothing is familiar and I don’t know what to compare my happiness to.’
As I’m settling into this new chapter of my life, I’m learning the importance of anchor points. Something that feels like home no matter the changes around. A barometer of my well-being and progress. A place to start intertwining with the unfamiliar. That place for me last night was prayer.
And as I knelt and prayed last night, I was reminded of the sweet serenity when I feel after God. A very familiar feeling of warmth, a feeling of home. A critical anchor point that I was neglecting.
Am I happy? I am. And I’m excited to experience the growth and challenges that lie ahead. Working on becoming a better person and adding goodness to the world.