I Thought It Would Make Me Happy…

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I got married because I thought it would make me happy and feel complete.

I took that promotion because I thought more money would make my life perfect.

I gained weight because I thought by not obsessing about my weight, I would have less stress.

I bought a house because I thought I would feel like an adult.

I went to therapy because I thought it would provide a perfectly packaged answer to all of life’s questions.

I ignored my problems because I thought they would go away on their own.

I gossiped because I thought it was a way to bond with friends.

I want to be an authentically happy person now; someone that is confident in their own skin and can manage their day, without the dramatic dips we all love to live in. I am living a simpler life now, but it is much more my own than it has ever been.

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