I am sitting on my couch while a song by Rebecca Pidgeon is playing I enjoy a glass of Cotes de Provence wine, and I realize…
I did it; this is real…
I just bought the tickets for my next adventure. A trip that I have been planning for years, but is going to be a reality this Summer.
I feel amazing, I feel at peace, and I am ready for a new adventure. Since I was a teenager I thought happiness was an emotion that makes you jump and scream. But, this is a different emotion, now I have a calm feeling.
This happiness is a feeling that came for solving problems, not for having everything that I want. It is a state of satisfaction to be so close to making my dreams come true.
But what brought me to that conclusion? Well, during my hike this morning I was thinking what is coming for my life. It is been a rollercoaster after my divorce, every day has been an adventure or a challenge. Otherwise, the only way to grow is putting myself out of my comfort zone, is scary but is the only way to do it.
Life can be scary, I am far away from home, my family and my friends. As a consequence, I had to make new friends, build a new family, and learn a new language. And you know what… has been amazing! I learn new things about myself, I have great people in my life, and I believe the best is yet to come!
In my search for happiness
This epiphany started last Friday when I had a couple of friends at my place for dinner. My friends and I were talking about life, kids, love and more. Then, I told my friend Gigi that we have a wrong concept about happiness. We think happiness is have everything under control but is actually the opposite. It is great satisfaction in fixing problems, have a challenge and work in that until you overcome the difficulties.
As a consequence challenges are our most significant opportunities because they allow us to appreciate the value of experiences.
In conclusion, the last two years has been the most challenging on my life but also has been the most amazing years of my life. I never felt more brave, strong and free than now.
It’s not easy, but it’s totally worth it
Are you ready to come with me to my next destination in my search for happiness?