The following is an excerpt from my article on Elephant Journal.
“Am I making the most of my life? Or am I just going through the motions, each day passing by in an uneventful blur? Is this really all there is?”
So many times in my life, I’ve asked myself these questions. Usually it’s when something amazing has happened. But it didn’t actually make me feel as happy as I expected it to.
For so long, I remember waiting for my life to really start. Waiting for the perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect living situation—that “one perfect thing” that would finally provide me with a deep and lasting sense of happiness.
But, you guessed it—this never happened. I got bored of the perfect job after six months and needed a new challenge. I argued with the perfect partner and learned some hard truths about relationships. My perfect flat got infested with cockroaches (for real).
The problem was that I was waiting for something external to make me happy, rather than just, ya know, being happy that I was alive.
Like what you’re reading? Check out the full post over at Elephant Journal.