Your Path to Happy

Your Path to Happy

I know what you’re thinking.

What is she up to now? What’s with the new blog name?

Yes, I’m definitely a marketer’s branding nightmare. But bare with me. I do have a reason.

Remember this post when I really wasn’t quite sure what my blog’s purpose was? At the time wrote it, I was content with my blog being a San Francisco lifestyle blog featuring my daily (or almost daily) as a mother of three with frequent highlights of the beautiful city by the bay. But I soon realized that I enjoy writing self-help type blog posts more than I like writing about my hometown. I also love including my own experiences in my stories because it has an inexplicable therapeutic effect on me. Eventually I found a new purpose for my blog:

To positively inspire and motivate readers by sharing my life experiences as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.

Since then, I’ve been feeling like the name “Just Me, Mylee” didn’t accurately represent what I was trying to do with this blog. I figured it was time for a change.

Coincidentally, I’ve been going through a bit of a change myself. Those close to me know that I’ve been walking with more spring in my step, very much excited about the direction my life is going in. Saying yes to the things that bring me joy and focusing more on walking the walk than on talking the talk really has a positive effect on me. Truth be told, I don’t really know where this up-tick is going to take me but I do know that I’m enjoying the journey.

And guys, I’m a sharer. Whenever I come across an amazing idea, or find a fabulous new product, or have success in trying out something new I want to share it with everyone around me. If I feel good, I want everyone else to feel good, too. Why not, right? Everyone happy.

Which brings me back to my blog. I’ve modified my purpose a little bit:

To positively inspire and motivate readers to find their path to happy by sharing my life experiences as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.

And with this modified purpose comes my new blog name:

“Your Path To Happy”

Let me break it down for you.

“Your” is because there isn’t one guide for being happy. Everyone has their own definition of happiness and criteria for what makes them happy. Using “the”assumes that there’s only one way to get to happy. But using “your” implies that it’s an individual thing. Each person will have their own way.

“Path” is because getting to and staying in your happy place is a journey. It won’t happen overnight. Also, this path goes two ways. We are not always going to be happy. There are going to be days that are just downright shitty. But here’s the thing: you’ll learn what your path to happy looks like so whenever you veer off course or start going in the opposite direction, you know how to find your way back.

“Happy” is because, well, it’s self-explanatory. Everyone wants to be and deserves to be happy in their lives whatever it may be, wherever they may be. Regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. I’ll say it again, everyone deserves be happy.

So what makes me the expert on getting to happy?

Absolutely nothing.

Aside from the fact that I generally lean towards being a glass-half-full type of person, I’m no expert on happiness. I would never claim to be one either.

But you know what? I’m actively progressing along on own my path to happy. Earlier I mentioned that I was a sharer. Well, I’m also a gatherer. I’ve gathered so much information on happiness and how to be happy from books, podcasts, websites and other blogs. I’ve definitely learned a thing or two about what it takes to cultivate a happy life. And by way of this blog I will share it all with you.

Whether it’s a few ideas on how to handle any situation with more positivity, tips for being more productive in various facets of life or tools to add to your arsenal of social skills, you’re likely to find it here on this blog. If it resonates with you, fantastic. If it takes you one step further in your path to happy, even better.

And if all it does is bring a smile to your face on a day where you could definitely use it, well, that’s all I’m really asking for.

😁

23 Comments
  • Kim Amy says:

    Wonderful post. I am an optimistic person also. With so much division and negativity out in the universe it’s nice to see a lean towards the happy. Cheers! on you latest incarnation!

    • mylee says:

      Thank you! My blog has definitely morphed a few times but I finally have it at a place that feels most like me. 🙂

  • I think it’s great you found a name that better suits your blogs purpose! Our blogs actually share a similar purpose! My goal has always been to inspire and encourage others through my many life experiences. If even one life has been positively influenced it makes it all worth it! 😊

    • mylee says:

      I totally agree about positively influencing even just one person. You just never know when a person really needs it!

  • Marcie says:

    Congrats on finding a blog name that is a better fit! Love the positive outlook!

  • Stacy says:

    I love your new blog name. Your blog has a great positive vibe that tends to rub off on us, and makes up happy. I think this new name fits you well.

    • mylee says:

      Thank you so much! I feel like this niche fits me the most, too. I’m all about spreading good vibes!

  • Tina says:

    That’s wonderful that you’re taking this leap after realizing the path you want to take with your blog. There are so many people out there right now who need to read something positive and happy. Good luck!

    • mylee says:

      Thank you, Tina! It took me a while to figure out what felt right for my blog and this really feels right.

  • this is such an encouraging post! everyone can use a reminder to find happiness

    • mylee says:

      Right?! Sometimes you forget to think about your own happiness and I agree that even a gently reminder every so often is a good thing.

  • Thank you for being so real! I look forward to reading more of your posts, and I’m positive that you will inspire and encourage many 🙂

  • I needed this this morning. I have been having a harder time staying happy lately. I graduated with my Master’s degree recently, so I should be thrilled. The problem is, in my area I am not considered “over educated” and haven’t been able to find an actual job! I actually removed my Masters from my resume just to get called for interviews.

    • mylee says:

      Congrats on getting your Master’s! Isn’t that crazy that you get a higher degree then can’t find a job? Good luck to you! Stay positive and know that the right job for you is out there!

  • ashley says:

    I love how encouraging and positive you are! I tend to be an optimistic person, but today I was struggling with that. This was a much needed reminder on a tough day 🙂

  • Raquel says:

    I love this new change! It fits everything you are wanting to accomplish perfectly.I know you will make tons of people smile 🙂

  • Gina says:

    I love this! It can be so hard to remain optimistic. It is so great that you are dedicating yourself and your blog to just that. I look forward to following along and hopefully learning a thing or two about being a happier person!

    • mylee says:

      Thank you, Gina! I’m really excited about the direction my blog is going in. Sharing my thoughts about how you can be a happier person totally makes me happy!

  • Jaclyn Bree says:

    This sounds like a great change for you! And for anyone who takes the journey with you 🙂 Sharers are great people to know! I’m a “glass is halfway” person (not full, not empty, just half) but I can be influenced to lean to the full side pretty easily (or the empty side if someone tries hard enough).

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