I once washed down the bitter taste of regret with a piece of avocado toast and some water. Although my biggest regret should’ve been not drinking a mocha frappe that day or even some yummy green tea with extra honey (would’ve made the taste a little less bitter).
Regret is something we all live with: It’s something that changes us from the inside out. The core of our being (that 98.6 degree temp) initiates the fire that burns inside of us to want more…to live our best life…to be better…
The American Dream theoretically protects every Americans right to be the best version of ourselves and to reach our full potential. In theory we have a dream, we work hard, and we achieve it all the while contributing our best to society. The fantasy of The American Dream keeps us hungry for fame and fortune, for success or less dramatically, for living our best life.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The pursuit of happiness has always intrigued me. Like Chris Gardner once said, how did Thomas Jefferson know to put the pursuit part in? He could’ve said, “life, liberty, and happiness”…maybe happiness isn’t a destination, it’s an ongoing search.
This blog will chronical my pursuit of happiness inside the bubble of the American Dream. I will document my life (the struggles, heartache, happiness, good things…etc.) as well as the things I see around me (hardships/beauty/pain/kindness).
Inside the American Dream: Declaring my pursuit of happiness