We live in a skewed society. We think that we need to always be in a state of happiness, a place of good fortune, or where we are content and experiencing joy.
That type of happiness does not exist. Struggles, disappoints, fear, and the lack of fortune are a natural part of living.
With this journey, I have not strived for happiness. I know all too well that I will be disappointed. I will experience fears and failures. I have already experienced some of these aspects.
What has allowed for happiness in this project is realizing I am flawed and will fail at times. I am too old to believe that everything will be perfect.
I am in a place in my life that is embracing being content even with mistakes, fears, and failures. I will open my heart to learn from each of those bumps in the road.
When self-doubt sneaks into my mind, I will remind myself that I am on the right journey. I may need to step back and see what I am fearful of at that moment.
I plan on taking this journey one step at a time. I will try not to project the big picture into my daily work. I will regularly stop to check if there are features I need to account for, change, or challenge.
So far, that is how I have remained happy with this work. I have found pleasure in the imperfections.
Is happiness something you experience on your journey?