Lately, I have been thinking about my happiness. What makes me happy? Life has been hard these past couple of years. Covid did a number on my mental health. There was a time when I would have said running made me happy. That isn’t the case anymore.

Today, OrangeTheory makes me happy. Not just for the workout but for the people. I have made many friends/acquaintances there and always feel welcomed and like I can be myself. Especially with my friends, I can go to them and be honest about what is going on without fear of judgement. We have gotten to know each other well and have supported each other through this high anxiety/depression post-Covid world.

You have to be a special kind of crazy to regularly commit to 5 am workouts. But rare is the day when I don’t leave the studio smiling. I am grateful for them and they definitely make me happy.

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