Lately I have been noticing people asking me a similar question. "Are you happy?" Now at first I always said the redundant "yes" response, but lately I've been really thinking about it. Now people are obviously asking me this because they think I'm not, and this question is coming from family, friends and my employees. So maybe I need to look into their curiosity. Two years ago, hell even 8 months ago I had no idea I would be living where I am now, and I have a tendency to relocate thousands of miles every year or so anyway, but maybe it's time I actually look to build a home. Which is an idea completely new to me since I haven't even had an address since early 2010.
This rambling leads me to my point, I think and have thought for quite some time that I am happy, I am fortunate enough to travel the country following race car drivers and athletes that I have looked upto for years and ultimately become close friends with. I've stood at racetracks I only imaged I would dream about, I've been part of world record breaking stunts. I've witnessed some incredible accomplishments and been the guy chosen to document them. I've experienced incredible emotional highs and lows with some incredible people. But the question returns... "Am I happy" honestly I don't know, my corporate day job for a Fortune 500 company dictates my life and I've also lost my passion and desire for photography as I only shoot a couple events a year now, but I've created new hobbies and found new passions, including cycling which is my primary focus now. Between charity rides and training for nationals next year I keep busy and I keep my mind off of most things that were a huge part of my life in the past. I think for now I am content and I will get back into photography when the time is right.
Now my question to you, anyone who reads this, my friends, fans or a random passer by.... are you happy? What defines happiness to you?