Finding Happiness: Slomo

On my walk home from work today, a plump man wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses roared past me on his Harley. He was blasting Pharrell's Happy as he rode, and I couldn't help but smile as he passed. From film festival judges to Facebook friends, the short documentary Slomo has garnered a lot of attention lately. It's the story of a doctor turned rollerblader who spends day in and day out gliding along the San Diego boardwalk. Here's the preview:

Unfortunately, living a happy life is often not as simple as dropping everything and doing what we want. It's clear Slomo worked hard for many years in order to be able to afford the quirky lifestyle he lives now. I do agree that achieving happiness is as simple as making the right choices towards building a life you love to live. For more interesting thoughts on finding happiness, check out this article: 9 Common Pursuits that Rob Us of Happiness. What's one thing that made you happy today?

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.