Posts by Lindsey Haug

Lindsey Haug is a licensed clinical substance abuse counselor/social worker who specializes in addiction counseling in the prison population. Out of the office she is a mother and aunt who loves crafting and trying new things.

How to Let Go of Expectations and Pursue What You Really Want

“There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” ~Jodi Picoult

I grew up with a lot of expectations—from other people in my life and from myself. I had to finish school, do my best, finish college, get married, have children, and be a success in everything I did.

My family was supportive; however, they never really pushed me to get active. I had to push myself, and I pushed hard.

I finished high school, then college with an associate’s degree, then my counseling license, and then my bachelor’s. I got married and had a …