I am an unabashed Reddit lurker. From the cute animal gifs to the thought-provoking discussions, there is just so much content to digest.
Now there’s a title I didn’t think I’d be writing. Last night I had the good fortune to see Russell Howard – a comedian known for focusing on the positives – tackle some rather taboo subjects.
I’m a compulsive list-maker, note-taker and journal-keeper. I stick Post-It notes to the back of my phone and find crumpled reminders in my pockets, draws and car. So when I started seeing ‘happiness journals’ in shops (God damn you, Paperchase) my heart sank a little.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to gravitate towards things that provide escapism when I’m feeling low. Familiar books, Friends re-runs and Lilo and Stitch are just some of my ‘go-to’s. At my last visit to the local library, I stumbled across Hector and the Search for Happiness.