I grew up in a big household, six siblings, a step dad and a mom. Most of the dinners at my house included healthy home cooked soul food meals. My mom believed in eating the rainbow. The more color on the plate the better. I never recalled a night when we didn’t have American cuisine, my mom was pretty old school. She cooked us meals that her mom cooked her and the ancestors before, and history repeats itself. As a child I enjoyed the meals we had as a family but something inside of me felt the need for more. More experience with food, I didn’t want to repeat the history, I wanted to create my own. As I grew older, that quickly faded, and I continued to adopt that soul food diet, rarely eating out, a plate of delicious healthy soul food, and occasionally sweet tea and Kool-Aid.
Happiness is something people are always searching for. Happiness in others, happiness in things, happiness in their jobs, happiness in their families. True happiness isn't something you can achieve relying on people, things, your family, or even your career. True happiness starts within. I didn't realize that I was responsible for my own happiness. The world we live in, advertises happiness as being this fictional personage, and if you don't have it all together, than you can't be happy. In my past relationships, I use to look to my partners to make me feel happy.