Happiness. Such a simple word, but defined in so many ways by different people. It’s a word that I will be thinking about a lot. I’m going through a big transition in my life [which scares the hell out of me] but it’s also an opportunity in other ways. One of them being the chance to really think about what makes me happy. Not my significant other, friends, family, or coworkers, but me. I realize that’s a selfish thing to say, but if you can’t be selfish after being dumped, when can you be?
I hope to find even more joy in the small things in life, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. Like my new morning ritual of making pour over coffee in my now empty apartment, and walking around my neighborhood taking in everything going on around me. I’ve been telling everyone that I am now a “yes girl.” This is a time for me to experience everything that I can. In the words of Ms. Frizzle, to “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”
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