Finding happiness within yourself

For the past six months I have been doing everything alone. At first I had trouble going to the mall without my friends, going to the movies by myself, and dining alone. But it has honestly been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had.

While I have been trying to really focus on myself and try new things there are so many things that I’ve learned about myself. I spent many days walking around Downtown LA, going to Farmer’s Markets, meeting new people and trying so many different things that I never dreamed  I would do.

I conquered so many of the fears I once had. Although none of them were really holding me back, they were preventing me from really discovering the person that I truly am. I appreciate myself so much more than I did. Being my own best friend has taught me that I don’t need someone or something to make me happy. I have learned how to find my own inner happiness.

The cause for this sudden change was the passing of my father. Death is never easy and it has left me feeling empty at times. I spend a lot of time reflecting on the relationship I had with my Dad before he died in September.

Now that I have learned what I am fully capable of it has helped me grow enormously. I have found happiness within myself. This is all so important to me and I truly do recommend that everyone takes time to be alone. I’ve gotten so much more satisfaction from my inner happiness and inner strength than an object has ever provided for me.