the pursuit of happiness


“It’s easy to be miserable. Being happy is tougher. And cooler.” – Thom Yorke

I saw a poster with this quote via Instagram several weeks ago. And boy is it the truth. It’s so, so easy for me to feel annoyed, angry, and anxious, and sometimes, it’s a whole lot of work to just let all of that go. But, in my experience, all good things are always worth the work.

That’s what I’m sitting here telling myself as I linger over this past weekend and wish I was anywhere but sitting at this desk.

Good weekends make Mondays harder. Ah, the contradictions of life.

I’m really not going anywhere with this except, to add the good, you also have to subtract the bad. Rid your life of time wasters, energy suckers, and people who just pull you down (I guess that’s difficult to do in the workplace). But just now, as I logged into Facebook (which is not nearly as regular of an occurrence lately, and for that I am so, so grateful), I started feeling anxiety at all the hate and judgment that is spewed there. When did the internet go from a place of connection to instead, a place of destruction? I just can’t handle it. And therefore, as I’ve said before, but really mean it now, I want to stop. If something doesn’t make me feel or do better now, or in the long run, I don’t want it in my life. I don’t have that time or energy to waste.

This post wasn’t meant to be such a downer (slash the antithesis of happiness), but I think my anxiety is getting the better of me today, and I wanted to put it out there. I need a nap.

In other news, things I want to focus on:

plants. walks. books. sun. my dog.

And maybe some wine for good measure.

I shared a lot of happy summer things from my weekend here. Will share some fun GoPro pics soon.

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

3 thoughts on “the pursuit of happiness

    1. Oh, thanks so much! That means a lot to me. πŸ™‚ I haven’t given up social media – I wish I could quit you Instagram (haha) – but it is so necessary to take breaks and give yourself some distance every now and then. It’s amazing how time consuming it is and how much it can really impact your life (not always in the best ways). Thank you for reading!!

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