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The Long Road to Happiness

It's been a while since I've posted something happy and long winded, and there is a good reason for that, because I haven't been happy. I look at my life now to what it was 2 years ago and a hell of a lot has changed, I've lost people, I've gained experience, but now I am finally happy with the life I am leading. I have a beautiful girlfriend who I am proud of, who I can count on and depend on for anything. I have a fantastic job which I am good at and can take as far as I can go, and I have some of the best friends who can draw on experiences to know exactly how I'm feeling and genuinely lend a hand to the problems before me.

As I type this my girlfriend is sat next to me writing, listening to The Fault of our Stars soundtrack (well, Ed Sheeran from the album at least). Though she isn't saying anything at the moment, I know that she is doing what she can to be happy. I can't stop and help smiling at what she has given me in the time I've been with her. She's given me patience, she's given me love and she's given me something to be proud of. She doesn't stop me from doing things my own way, and she doesn't stop making me smile. Whilst this might sound all soppy and sweet and might make some of you want to vomit into the closest bucket you can find, what I'm truly trying to say is that she makes me happy. She makes me feel more than I have felt in a long time.

I know it's easy to look back on things that have passed and pick out moments you would like to change, and I know that sometimes we want to turn back time to erase the mistakes all together, but not all of us are fortunate to own a DeLorean. Though there are things I'd like to change about my past, I know that the experiences that I have now have made me who I am, and that I wouldn't be where I am now without those experiences. Having seen both the good and the bad in a lot of people, I am thankful that I am with my girlfriend, who genuinely shows me how much I have in this world, and that I would be stupid to give it all up now. As much as I might seem both incredibly confident and jokey and laughing, sometimes it takes Dannielle to reign me in and show me that I don't have to hide behind a mask of jokes and banter to be happy. She gets me, she really does! Maybe that's just what I needed, someone to make me happier than I could ever be to appreciate everything more in life. And you know what?

I do now.
The Long Road to Happiness The Long Road to Happiness Reviewed by Matt Large on Sunday, May 24, 2015 Rating: 5

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