**As a belated 2015 New Years Resolution, I decided I would write a daily (or, almost daily, I know some days I just won’t be able to find the time) blog answering a thought provoking question from a long list of questions I found here in a quest of self exploration.
Today’s Chosen Question :
What gets you excited about life?
Getting excited about life is definitely a struggle for me at times, I have been through a lot of hard things and I tend to be a very sensitive person so generally life can be a struggle. But sometimes things happen, good things, surprising and positive things, that do provoke life-excitement in me.
There is this girl I follow on Instagram who seems to be the epitome of a normal person. She goes to college, works part time at a fast food restaurant, loves her friends, her family, goes to dance class etc, and every single picture she posts and every description she writes for said pictures is SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY. Not in an obnoxious or fake way, but in a genuine way. I don’t know this person at all, but she comes across like a person who really has a handle on the concept of grasping happiness in every day, passing moments. The other day I left her a message on one of her pictures that basically said, “This might come off s super awkward, but you seem like such a happy person and your pictures brighten my day. Thank you for posting them!”
My point in bringing this up is that I wish I knew how to do that. I wish I knew how to take joy in the smallest every day things but I am not there yet. Right now, what has me excited is that I have a chance at getting an AWESOME job, I have finally put any and all toxic and mentally unstable people in my life behind me, I made the choice to stop letting a million irrelevant things distract me from focusing on writing and I think I am headed toward a lifestyle that will fit me really well. I am excited to just be working toward a life that will hopefully be filled with peace, uncomplicated friendships, better relationships with my family members, and the opportunity to do something that actually makes a difference in the world and helps improve it. …Hm, maybe I am not as horrible at taking joy in the smaller things in life as I thought. I really have been trying to adopt a more positive attitude. I guess we’ll see how successful I can be at remaining excited about small things as the year goes on!