My column for September is about happiness. I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic and how happiness differs from person to person, and even from age to age. For example, as a teenager, I had very specific ideas as to how happiness would look like, ideas that were largely influenced by all the romcoms I grew up with as a kid. Unsurprisingly, those ideas aren’t as applicable now.
Of course, I’ll never “move on” from those ideals, not entirely. They’re an integral part of who I am. But over the years I’ve come to embrace new definitions of happiness. They’re not what I imagined growing up, but they’re just as valid. I’d even go so far as to say they’re more valid because they’re specific to me.
What does happiness look like to you?