One day, in my early thirties years, I was sitting in my perfect suburban house, full of my favorite things, with my beautiful, smart daughter, and my beautiful, kind husband, working at a great company, making great money… when I realized I was miserable.
I was reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love one night when I just started to cry and couldn’t stop. I won’t recount the book for you (I suggest reading it!), but the point is that she realized the same thing, but then she did something about it. My favorite quote from Elizabeth is in the header of this blog: “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.” This was the moment when I decided I had to start my own happiness journey.
A short while later, I started meeting regularly with a small group of friends that have the same desire. During these gatherings, we share and discuss resources on well-being, and help each other sort through our daily struggles.
In this blog, I share my experiences and learnings along this journey, as I attempt to understand and achieve true happiness and personal well-being.
Well-being: a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity (dictionary.com)
The Progress on my Well-being Pillars & Satisfaction:
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I can totally relate – well done on starting your search for balance and happiness : )