MY WEBSITE IS OFFICIALLY LIVE! I bet you can tell I’m an extremely happy girl right now. But this happy girl didn’t always make the decision to be happy. In fact, she lived miserably for a very long time until she decided she couldn’t do it anymore.

Choosing to be happy was one of the smartest decisions I ever made. This obviously doesn’t imply that I’m this happy-go-lucky person who has a cheesy (and rather creepy) smile on her face during dark or difficult times. I still have weak moments where old habits die hard and my mind may begin to time travel back to certain feelings and reactions that were practically instinctual back then.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


But…back then, those feelings used to dominate and control me with the utmost strength that left me powerless. Today, I dominate my feelings. Any negativity that tries to enter my thoughts is immediately kicked out. There’s no place for them here anymore.

It’s been an endless and tough journey to get to where I am today, and although it’s not perfect, it’s been so worth it. I realized my happiness is valuable. That life without it is meaningless. My world, now, has so much light where darkness used to reside indefinitely. But indefinitely morphed into once in a blue moon.

Choosing to be happy is one of the smartest things I ever did.

Happiness has taught me so much. It’s taught me to cherish moments, no matter how insignificant they may seem. To smile when the giddiness is too much to hold inside. It’s changed my perspective on how to live each day and appreciate the memories while I’m living them.

From a girl who created an alternate universe within her mind to maintain some kind of sanity, to a woman who has beat the odds and made a difference in her life, not only do I feel proud but I feel relieved. My relief stems from the certainty that my life would’ve taken an extreme turn in the other direction. One I try not to ponder on for too long.

Happiness is not a privilege. It’s a choice. No one came to me with happiness on a platter and said, “this is for you. You deserve it.” I created my own and made the choice to embrace the feeling rather than bury it alive.I’m happy because I get to publish my website today. I’m happy because I’m achieving what I never thought I could reach. What’s stopping you from doing the same?