Witherspoon appears on the cover of Glamour‘s January issue. Witherspoon discusses finding happiness with Cheryl Strayed, the writer Witherspoon portrays in the movie Wild, who interviews her for the magazine.
I don’t think I realized [in my twenties] that no one else makes you whole. You have to take responsibility for your own happiness. That took me until I was about 31 to know. It wasn’t easy to realize, Oh, wait, I am purely responsible [for my life]—no relationship, no children, no nothing is going to make you a happy person. Every day you have to choose to find and cultivate your own happiness.