2017: The Quest For Happiness

I struggle really hard with quality content. And to be quite honest, the only reason I started this blog was to keep up with creativity and force myself to write more.

And clearly, look at how well that has worked out for me.


In the weeks leading up to new years, my husband and I talked in depth about our goals for 2017. The main topic centered around our happiness. It sounds broad, but it was rather easy to stem off of that one main topic. From there, we thought more about what would make us happy:

  • Traveling
  • A Home
  • Fulfilling Careers

The list went on and on, of course.

I look back on what I used to think would make us happy. Back before high school graduation, I thought my college degree would land me happiness in the form of a posh job and boatloads of money. After college, I thought happiness would be a high-end apartment and multiple visits to downtown bars in the cities.

But now, after two job losses and several dozen major moves, I have a better grasp now on what actually does make me happy: Love.

I love to write.

I love my husband.

I love my family.

I love my friends.

These are the things that make me happy. And somehow, there’s got to be a way to harness all of these things and build them into the major things we want this year.