The Pursuit of Happiness

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Today is Independence Day in America – a day for fireworks, barbecue, chugging beer and remembering all the rights that we are lucky to possess. Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of Happiness.

Well, today I want to focus on a few pursuits that I hope will one day be included in our ‘inalienable rights.’

We have the right to pursue happiness…

In the arms of the person we love, no matter our/their race, religion, sex, gender and sexual orientation.

Through self love, no matter our size or shape.

By remaining young at heart. Forget about being too old for something. Just live your life.

In the arms of our favorite sweet treat without feeling guilty. So bring on the chocolate!

In bed without being shamed for it. What goes on between our sheets (and out of them) is nobody’s business but our own.

With or without children in our lives. It is our choice.

While rocking that sexy little outfit or flannel pajamas. Our bodies. Our rules.

By following our dreams, whether that be blazing to the top of the corporate ladder, jet setting around the world or popping out 6 kids for your own Brady Bunch family.

Without judgment. Our lives are ours to live how we see fit. Our decisions may not coincide with other people’s beliefs or choices, but they do not have to live our lives. At the end of the day, we are the only ones who have to like our decisions.


How do you pursue happiness? Should anything be added to this list?

  • Becca @ Becoming Adorrable

    “Through self love, no matter our size or shape.” I feel like that’s one a lot of us forget.

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      I completely agree. I think we could all do with a little reminder from time to time. :)

  • Amanda

    I choose flannel pajamas! hahaha! ;P

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      Girl, you know I’m all about the flannel and fleece pajamas! 😀

  • Mariah-Food, Booze, & Baggage

    What no dance parties on your list :) Sounds like a pretty good list to me. Happy 4th to you, hope you had a great weekend!

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      Dance parties should totally be on the list! We definitely have a right to random dance parties. 😀

  • Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren

    God bless America! Diving into more chocolate now!! :-)

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      Yum! Chocolate is always a good snack. 😉

  • lisacng @

    Agreed on the “no judgement”. Everyone’s life is their own to make. I pursue happiness by trying to balance the happiness of my family and that of my own.

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      That’s a wonderful pursuit! :) And I’m sure your family loves you for it.