A few years ago, I was completely unaware of where true personal fulfillment came from. I searched for happiness in physical objects and outside circumstances, whether it was a cheeseburger from McDonald’s, a new boyfriend, or a new pair of shoes. My unhealthy search for happiness landed me in a relationship that wasn’t right for me, in a body that was thirty pounds overweight, and in a closet full of random items that surely weren’t adding to my overall well-being. I felt completely stuck and continued to settle for mediocrity for quite some time.
It wasn’t until I turned to self-help books for guidance, about two years ago, that I realized if I wanted to be happy, I had to create it from the inside out. I became a self-help junkie and began reading for hours on end about happiness, well-being, and the meaning of life. I found that you can enhance the overall quality of your life by: 1) having a positive attitude, 2) loving yourself, 3) achieving your dreams, 4) overcoming obstacles, and 5) creating your legacy.
After coming to my senses and realizing that my happiness was, and always will be, in my hands, I felt inspired to make some significant changes to my life: I started eating healthy and excising on a regular basis, parted ways
with my long-term boyfriend, and began doing activities that made me happy. By making these positive changes, I began enjoying my life more. I felt compelled to share my insight with others, so I created this blog. I write frequently about happiness, attitude, self-love, motivation, achieving goals, and personal well-being. My blog has been featured to over a quarter of a million people on www.Facebook.com/PositiveAtmosphere.com, PositiveAtmosphere.com, SelfGrowth.com, EmpowHer.com, HerFuture.com. I then decided to go above and beyond my blog and wrote an entire book, The Girl’s Guide to Loving Life, to help girls ages 13-adult learn to love their life, despite the inevitable flaws they may find in it. Writing and publishing my own book has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life.
Now, at 23 years old and pursuing a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance, I’m on a quest to continue to learn, explore and find true meaning and enjoyment in my life, while inspiring others to do the same. I live in beautiful southern California and The Girl’s Guide to Loving Life is my first book.