People are constantly asking me how and why I am always happy. For me, this question has such a simple answer but it’s been the hardest blog post for me to write. Simply because how do you politely say “slap a smile on your face and keep it moving?”*...because that’s exactly what I do. Nonetheless, the main reason why I’m always happy is because even at my lowest of lows there is always something to be grateful for. For instance, my entire department at E! News was laid off five days after I signed a year lease to my apartment in Los Angeles because they're moving to New York. Although this works in my favor as I was planning on making my way to the big apple sometime next year, I just put down my entire savings towards an apartment I hadn’t even moved into yet. I was waiting for my bed to be delivered and of course it arrived the day we received the news. Now here we are, September 1st and I still haven’t found someone to take over my lease. And on top of that, I have to start building my savings from the beginning. Since I have a short amount of time, I got a second job at a restaurant and the training started the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. How great! Yes, this situation is complete trash. Garbage. Basura. If I don’t find someone hopefully by the beginning of the week, then I’ll have to pay another $1.3k for a place that I haven’t even slept in once. It’s a huge inconvenience but the way I see it is it’s a blessing that I even have the funds for it. I was able to get a head start on my savings by working Labor Day Weekend. I’m alive. I can walk. Food exists. These are a few of the things I remind myself of when I begin to reach a new low because there is always something to be grateful for. So that’s it. That’s my secret. I dare you all to try it for a few days and see how your life and attitude changes for the better. I also want to point out that if you complain about something more than once and haven’t taken any steps towards resolving the issue, then you’re complaining just to complain. So maybe some of y’all like being grumpy but FIX IT. We’re tired.
When I was having trouble writing this blog post, my mom shared the following gem with me that I want to pass along with you all: “Happy is just an adjective and a feeling. What people need to look for is joy and that comes from within.” So go find your joy and remember that we are all dealing with our own demons so try to make someone else's day a little better. You know that moment after you're done crying and you take a look in the mirror and you look completely hideous so you try to smile/throw up a peace sign and it makes things worse? Well do I have the playlist for you! Sing your lungs out and groove to the following tunes to help you get out of any rut!
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*Please keep in mind that if you do struggle with mental health you should seek help as this would be far more serious than just slapping a smile on your face. Please click here for resources. I'm no expert but I am always willing to listen or help you take that next step so please do not hesitate to reach out as I am always a message or a call away!