I've never been much at math and as such, my equation for perfect happiness is a simple addition problem.
It goes a little bit like this:
One you . . .
Plus one childhood, world travel and an education . . .
Plus one degree . . . .
one wonderful, loving boyfriend . . . .
some great friends . . . .
beautiful scenery . . .
a unique job . . .
And of course, plenty of cupcakes.
Just like that: perfect happiness.
See?! Simple! No need to quantify that by wedding rings or babies. No need to divide my career success by the number of degrees.
Just plain ol' first grade math. Just the way I like it.