How Happy Are You?

Yesterday, was an amazing day. My friends and I went to downtown LA for a museum project assigned by my photo imaging class. I won’t bore you with the details of the assignment, but it required us to go to an art museum. We first visited MOCA for the Happy Show (my personal choice and favorite) and then we ventured off to LACMA. I’ll have another post coming soon with a few pictures I snapped that I ‘d like to share with you.

But what I really want to talk about is the MOCA experience at The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister. It was such a positive, inspiring exhibition; I connected to everything Sagmeister was presenting. As I have explained the reasoning for my blog on numerous occasions, this exhibition was the push forward I needed. In the past year I have changed significantly. I was once afraid to step out of my comfort zone; I was too afraid to ask and to do. I use to rely on others to bring happiness for me, but I have realized (in the past year) that no one else can make you happy -only you can. I am not going to let anyone hold me back from doing things that I want to. I am not going to be afraid. You shouldn’t either.

If I don't Ask

I have noticed that my confidence has strengthen in these past few months as I have become more courageous in trying new things and more willing to do things on my own. I believe that having the confidence to do things on your own is such a powerful thing. Once again, only you can make yourself happy. You have to make the choice to be happy. Being able to do things on your own will strengthen your level of confidence and satisfaction.

I think you’ll find that the more you put yourself out there, the more you try new things, and the more you challenge yourself the greater satisfaction you will feel. Think about it, when was the last time you worked on something that you were unsure of and you were scared of the outcome. But you still worked at it – with that little voice in the back of your mind telling you that you were doomed for failure. Once you found out that your troubles were successful, how good did you feel? You felt good right? I hope you did. And that is how it is: When you had those moments of doubt, at the end- when everything is accomplished and done -there is a moment of achievement and satisfaction with yourself. Because in the end, you have nothing to prove to anyone else but yourself. You owe it to yourself to be happy. You deserve it.

Seek Discomfort

My challenge to you today is to do what makes you happy, seek discomfort, and stay unafraid to the challenges that lies ahead.

(Oh, and also visit The Happy Show at MOCA- Pacific Center if you are in the Los Angeles area! Its free!)

Cheers friends, to creating a better and happier you.

-Jasmine

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