This is Joohi, the founder of hapii. This is the story of why I started happii.
For a very long time, I had worked tirelessly to advance my career.
Then my son came along, then my daughter. As many moms, especially working moms, have experienced, the world had turned upside down. I struggled. A lot. When I worked late, I felt guilty about not being with kids. When I was with kids, I felt anxious about the work.
I was tired, resentful, and depressed. I no longer felt joy in anything. Everything was meaningless.
I decided to take a break from work, slow down, and heal.
Once broken, I don't think you can ever go back to the way you were. Rather, you start rebuilding yourself from broken pieces.
I'm learning to manage my mental health better, and learning to rewire my brain: to treat myself with kindness, to look at the world in a positive lens, to pursue my own dreams and values, to live a fulfilling and happy life. I have only one life to live, and I decided to use the little time I have toward things I love and value.
And that's why I started happii. I want to help my kids, myself, and others build healthy mental habits. To share the love, give the courage to move forward, and to remind that we are not alone.
Let's be happii today.
PS. Special thanks to my very supportive husband and two wonderful kids. happii would not have existed had it not been for the love and encouragement from my family.