Sunday, 23 August 2015

Things that make me happy.

This is a post about good things. Things that make me happy even when I am lost in the darkest parts of my mind. It's something I started working on a long time ago, but I never got around to finishing it until now. And now I need to finish it. I need to finish it because right now I am completely lost in the pitch dark nothingness that makes me who I am.
So, I need to remind myself that it's possible for me to be happy.

A little while back a friend of mine asked me to write a guest post for her blog of all the things that make me happy. Initially I thought this would be the easiest thing in the world. I mean, I know what makes me happy right?
Turns out no. The first list went something like this.
  1. Books. New books, old books, second hand books, any books
  2. Piercings and tattoos.
  3. Tea
  4. Music
  5. My family and my pets
  6. Late night adventures with my friends
  7. Stepping on crunchy leaves
  8. Rain. Both when I am walking in it and when I'm inside listening to it. 
  9. Having pretty coloured nails and awesome eyeliner
  10. Sleeping
The more I thought about it though, the more I realised that these things don't really make me all that happy.
The destructive hyper-energy I feel when I'm listening to really great heavy metal and rock music where the people scream so I don't have to isn't actually happiness.
The peace I feel walking on my own at night is actually much closer to despair the more I think about it. 
There are also things that make me smile, or things that I enjoy, but they aren't necessarily things that make me happy. 

After a lot more thought and close examination of my life, I think I came up with a pretty good list. Check it out here :]

1 comment:

  1. Hey I just found this post. It's so lovely that you wrote about this on your blog. Thanks again for not just writing the post but really thinking about it :)
    Norina xx