After I posted this article last week about 'eight things every happy woman should have,' I wanted to share my own answers. At first I felt like the questions trivialize what it means to be happy, overlooking larger concepts in favor of one's favorite cocktail. But now I see that it's more about knowing yourself; what you like, what you want. I would have answered these questions much differently straight out of college (or even as a newlywed), so it's promising to see how much closer I am to becoming the person I want to be. When I walk into a bar, I know what I want to drink and perhaps more importantly, am confident enough to sit by myself and enjoy it all on my own.