Just a quickie but here are two more things that make me very happy.
#3 Crawling into bed on a night where I don’t have to wake up at any particular time the next morning. I don’t have to set my alarm and knowing I get to sleep as long as I want makes me seriously happy. Too bad I rarely even sleep past the time I normally get up but it’s the thought that matters. My bed is just so much more comfortable on those nights.
#4 When there is a challenge or issue at work that I am able to solve or explain. Sometimes there is a question from a client or colleague about our software and they might be looking around for an answer. The moment I’m able to answer the question and ease that person’s tension or make them smile, that is a moment that makes me happy. It means I’ve learned a lot in 2 years and it feels good to feel confident that I’m growing in my career.