One Year Down



It's been nearly a year since I moved to my new apartment, and moving day is just a few weeks away. I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I'm less than pleased with the last 11 months. I've made some stupid decisions, some mistakes that I wish I could undo, and for the most part my situation has remained unchanged. I have come to terms with a few more things that have been eating away at my happiness for most of my life though, and that feels like a pretty big accomplishment.

If I could go back and do anything differently though, I don't think I would. I mean, there are definitely things that I regret, but to undo any of those would put me in a different place than I am right now.. and I'm really digging my current situation. Beautiful girl that loves me almost as much as I love her – got it. Decent, albeit boring and sometimes ridiculous, job – got it. Possibility of moving to Australia or some other awesome place with the before mentioned girl (I don't really care where, as long as I'm not chased by pitchforks.. and it's with the girl) – got it. A blog where I can keep referring to Faith as the "beautiful girl" and no one can do anything about it – got it.

I may not be living an exciting life right now, but I've found my happiness.

Oh yeah, and sometimes I sing. And people seem to think that I don't suck.

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  1. spudart (890 comments) said,

    AND YES! you have found the key to happiness. Being thankful. For real. People chase the emotion of happiness around. But the key really is giving thanks. Those are the concrete steps to happiness. 🙂

    May 20, 2008 @ 11:28 am


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Dude.. that was like 5 fortune cookies!

    May 20, 2008 @ 11:37 am


  3. kate (183 comments) said,

    yay! you've found happiness once again! i'm happy that you're happy 🙂

    and yes, there are things to regret happening in the past, but we can't change it because it would change the person it has made us into today. accept those things that happened, learn from them, and use them to make your life better, happier, and more successful. and it sounds like you have done just that 🙂

    and thanks for the barstools…they are going to a good home 🙂

    May 20, 2008 @ 3:01 pm


  4. Faith (63 comments) said,

    eeeeeeeeee. I adore you.

    May 20, 2008 @ 4:04 pm


  5. sparx (882 comments) said,

    😉 I love that squeal.

    May 20, 2008 @ 4:12 pm


  6. Spudart: Thoughts Blog said,

    […] and comments to find some of my sayings. "Giving thanks are the concrete steps to happiness" -Matt Maldre, 2008 "Because we live on a globe, wherever you are, you are on top of the world." -Matt Maldre, 2003 […]

    July 22, 2008 @ 9:41 am


  7. spudart (890 comments) said,

    whoa. where did this comment come from? Is this some sort of Trackback thing? I didn't manually enter this "spudart thoughts blog" post. WOW. IT'S LIKE MY BLOG IS FREAKING ALIVE AND IS POSTING ALL BY ITSELFS. I'VE CREATED A MONSTER! A MONSTER!

    July 22, 2008 @ 4:58 pm


  8. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Trackback.. yes.
    I mean.. no. I have no idea. Your blog must be sentient. You're going to have to destroy it.

    July 22, 2008 @ 5:01 pm


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