My name is Phillip White.
I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania, where I knew everyone, and everyone knew me. I first left my little oasis to attend college, where I first struggled with my personal identity. The college campus had more people than my entire hometown. I struggled to find my place in life, going from a place where I knew everyone, to a place where I knew no one. I followed trends, I tried to reinvent my identity, but all of it felt hollow.
After I graduated college, I moved to Chicago for work. This was a culture shock for me, because the city had 100x more people than my college, which was larger than my hometown. If I felt lonely in college, I felt alone in Chicago. I tried the bar scene, but it felt empty, everyone was just there for themselves, each seemed to be hiding their true self.
I began to feel depressed, I would ride the L train, packed full of people and felt alone; I would go to work and was surrounded by people, but I felt like I knew no one. I dated people, but it felt empty, it felt fake.
I reached a point where I decided that I needed to start a journey for self improvement, I needed to first find happiness in my day to day life, knowing that happiness would find me then.
Join me on this journey, this blog is all about what I have learned and what I am learning. Hopefully you can learn from me, and leave comments so I can learn from you.