Before I had been in a serious long-term relationship, I thought being in one automatically made you happy. I believed that having a partner meant you'd be perfectly content with life, and that everything would be fine. And don't get me wrong, I've never been a Cinderella or Snow White. I've always had my own ambitions and lots of goals I want to achieve - other than falling in love. But whenever I saw people in relationships be sad and unhappy, I was confused as to how they could feel that low when they had a special someone. I don't know why specifically I had this mindset. I guess I either thought the person's support would make you so strong that you could easily handle anything that would come up, or that the love you had for them would overshadow any bad things in your life.
I spoke to someone I worked with in a coffee shop a couple of years ago, and our conversation turned to graduating and the difficulty of finding a degree job in London. She said that when her friends from back home ask her what she does, she feels a bit embarrassed when she replies "I'm just a waitress.". I know she's not the only one who feels this way, and that really is unfortunate. A job is a big part of your life and who you are, and everyone has the right to feel proud of what they do. And, everyone should.
I get a lot of questions from people asking me how I'm so happy all the time. The simple answer is that I limit the sad things in my life. I surround myself with stuff that makes me feel good, and Disney of course plays a huge part in that. Here are five Disney songs that make me feel strong, happy and empowered.
Being in a relationship should add something good to your life, not drain you or cause stress. It takes constant work for you and your partner (or partners) to find happiness together. Here are ten tips on how to maintain a healthy relationship.
We all experience bad days or have times where we just feel sad, and it seems nothing can cheer us up. My best solution for turning the frown upside down is to pop on a Disney movie and sit back and enjoy. These are eight of my top escapes to a happy place.
When you bring a child into this world, they are your responsibility. It's your job to love them unconditionally, no matter who they turn out to be. Sadly, this isn't the reality for everyone. For many young people, getting to know yourself and discovering your sexual identity can be a difficult and scary process. On top of this, a big number of people have the worry that their family may not accept them for who they are. A lot of LGBT youth are not accepted by their families, which often leads to them being disowned. This is something their parents should face penalties for.