I thought I wanted to be “happy.” I had no idea what happy was or what it looked like, but that’s what I wanted. Maybe I thought it meant being in love. Or going out and having fun. Or getting the material things I wanted. In the years since then, I’ve learned that happiness has nothing to do with any of those things, but . . .
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