Find what makes you happy

Analicia Haynes, Managine Editor

Happiness comes in all sorts of interesting ways and who are we to judge another peer’s source of happiness.

Whether it is running and singing in the rain or curling up with a book next to a warm fire, happiness is vital in our lives.

My happiness comes in all shapes and forms but my favorite escape from life is hunting for vintage inspired clothing.

Part of the joy that comes with creating this vintage persona is the sense of escape I encounter when doing so.

That sense of escape leads to this overwhelming feeling of sheer happiness that turns even the darkest of days bright.

Perhaps I am only speaking for myself, however every time I come across a vintage find at the Goodwill or even a vintage inspired clothing website I encounter this sense of relaxation.

It is an overwhelming feeling that gathers up all the negative thoughts I might have had at that moment and locks them up.

The feeling of satisfaction that comes in knowing I can wear something that accentuates my body and makes me look and feel good consumes me, even if it is just for a minute.

This is the type of feeling I hope you can all find when you hunt for what makes you smile endlessly.

Think of it as trying to find yourself by finding what makes you laugh, smile or jump and scream because you are so happy.

For me, happiness is about self-expression. Do not be afraid to express your style, whether it is bold and wild or conservative and humble.

If you are interested in vintage attire I encourage you to try that on for size.

The possibilities are endless and the tools you will need to complete the look are right at your fingertips.

If you decide to take the vintage clothing road to happiness then the first thing you will need to do is research. Of course there is no better research than pictures.

However, in order to fully embrace the idea of emerging yourself in the fashion of clothing’s past then a better route would be to read up on some reliable sources.

You also get an understanding of why women and men dressed the way they did and what made each decade of fashion so revolutionary.

To get you started check out https://vintagefashionguild.org/fashion-timeline/ which covers the timeline of vintage clothing from the 1800s to the 2000s, believe it or not, that is vintage.

Regardless of what you establish as your source of happiness, make it worth your while and have fun creating those memories.

Analicia Haynes is a junior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]