The Magic of Love

Every once in a while, you get to witness a miracle. Real, passionate love. Unbridled joy. Two people so alone in their precious moment of happiness, the world could stop turning and they’d hardly notice. Congrats to Kenzie and Brian on their special day! ~ Victoria Elizabeth

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Real Happiness

I feel like I’ve undergone a massive transformation. The last few years have been a period of constant evolution, going from a young adult to a grown woman in a rapid span of time. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve hurt people. I’ve hurt myself. It’s been a learning experience for me, and for…

The Return of Happiness

I feel my happiness coming back. It’s been a slow process, but it’s returning, and I can feel the warmth spreading through my body. I doubt myself less often. I feel encouraged, supported, and appreciated. I have rediscovered the love of family, the love of friends, and the love of myself I had so carelessly…

Things That Make Me Happy

There are so many things in life that can disrupt our days. So many wrenches that can be thrown, cracks to trip over, and negative circumstances to arise. Today, I decided to list the things that make me happy. As many as I can think of, and as quickly as I can think of them.…

Busy Life, Happy Life

The best part about being busy – of working 80+ hours per week and balancing grad school – is that there isn’t time for sadness. There isn’t time to mourn. There isn’t time to be angry. There isn’t time to miss the people you shouldn’t, or to linger on the memories you want to forget.…

A Very Good Day!

Sometimes, God blesses you with one of those days that reminds you why you get up in the morning. A day that makes not hitting the snooze button a fourth time and crawling out of your bed a worthwhile decision. A day that falls into your lap, gift-wrapped and pristine, after weeks of hard work,…

Great Mood!

I am in an absolutely wonderful mood today. I’m quite literally giddy. Why am I so happy? Allow me to list the reasons: I am married to the most incredible man on earth! He made me fresh French-press coffee this morning. Seems like a small act, but it meant the world to me. My department…

Inspiration from the Ashes

It’s funny how an optimist, such as myself, can find a silver-lining to even some of the worst experiences of their life. We’re annoying like that. We look for [and always manage to find] the good in people, in bad situations, and at the lowest points of despair, tragedy, or anguish. For example, when I…

My first published poem!

Below is my first published poem, which will appear in Full Sail University’s literary magazine, The Aviator, in the Summer 2012 issue. It’s due out in a few weeks, but you get the first look! ***Please note, this is copyrighted. Any reproduction, reuse, or otherwise redistribution of this piece as your own work constitutes copyright…

Happiness is a choice.

Happiness is a choice, not an outcome. It is a conscious decision that one makes every minute of every hour of every day. It is not selfish to be happy; rather, it is venal to be miserable. Delight is infectious. It empowers others. It brings light, optimism, strength and joy. To seek happiness and to…