Sunday Pinspiration No. 12: Happy happy joy joy!

For a time, I went through a phase when I'd wake up in the morning and cry. First thing. I was that miserable.

I believe I'm a naturally happy person who happens to struggle with low moods and anxiety. In life, I have 99 problems and a bitch is always one. And 99 percent of the time, the bitch is me. It took me years to see how flawed I was, and I'm still working on accepting that being flawed is acceptable.

Happiness has become an industry and a competition. People feel unhappy that they aren't happier, because they assume they're alone in the way they feel. I don't know a lot, but I know this: 1) Happy people aren't happy 100 percent of the time, and 2) Unhappy moments can always be improved. So I try to own the dark as much as I own the light, make it into comedy if I can (and usually, it's pretty easy!) and I try to be nice to other people because I know everyone has their own struggles.

It helps to have an overwhelming number of things that make you happy! For me, that includes pictures of baby animals, cuddling and kissing, geekery, crafts, music, reading and laughing until my abs are sore and my face hurts. When I feel insecure, I look to women like Dita Von Teese and Rebel Wilson, who on the surface seem like polar opposites but are both confident, glamorous and hella talented. They own who they are, and that's the sexiest, most inspiring thing ever!

So if there's any reason that you're sad and you happen to be reading this, know that there's a girl in Pittsburgh who would give you the biggest and best hug if you were here, and then would show you Judd Apatow movies and Kids React videos and feed you pizza and cupcakes!

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