I have gone through various phases regarding men. There have been times where I wanted all of them, and there have been moments I would've killed for just one. Sometime this year I realized the "just one" phase I'm currently overcome by has a permanent feel.
Chasing happiness is trying to keep ourselves sustained by "positive" life events, rather than adjusting the baseline as a whole. Motivating ourselves with the hope of achieving a sustained feeling of "good" is not only unhealthy, it's impossible.
If you ask any young adult what their primary stressor in life is, it's likely something that relates to uncertainty. If you were to boil it down to a sentence, it would be something along the lines of: "I don't know what I'm doing with my life."
You cannot control how other people think of you. You can control how you treat them, but you cannot try to manage your behavior in such a way that would influence the way they think or speak of you when you aren't around.
If at any point your partner makes you feel guilty, or as though you have to choose between who and what you love, you're probably not with the right person. The best relationships are the ones that make you more yourself, not less.
The world has never needed free thought and free speech more than now. When free thinkers, cartoonists, satirists, and cultural instigators of every type are gunned down in one of the world's cultural centers, minds need to be drastically changed.
I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.
One of the most interesting results I have found with living out and following my dream has been the quiet and peace and rest I've experienced inside myself upon returning. I am more quiet and calm and peaceful inside. My body is relaxed.