Spent this weekend working on my Happiness Project. Assigned each month over the next year a topic and some resolutions to help me focus. I had emailed Gretchen Rubin for a copy of her chart and worked from there, I did use some of her topics and resolutions but also came up with many of my own too.
Since part of the HP is to be accountable, here are my subjects for each month:
While I am working on some of the things I learned from reading Happiness Project already in my every day life, like the way I've been dealing with child melt-downs, de-cluttering and getting items ready for donation I decided to begin my project in April so I have a true month of holding myself accountable to the resolutions.
In the book I liked how Gretchen chose a symbol, a bluebird, to remind her to focus on Happiness, still deciding on a few things, have a feeling I will know it when I see it. ;)
Do you have a "Happiness Symbol"?
Like many other bloggers and readers
I've started reading "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. I'm only 3/4 of the way through but excited to begin my own project. I'm still working on ironing out my Commandments and resolutions but will be posting soon.
joined a book club with others who are reading it also at one of my favorite, new to me, sites Good Reads. I am
addicted to adding new books, keeping track of my progress, looking up old
books I've read and seeing what my friends are reading or want to read. It is a
book lovers dream site for sure! If you join please link to me here.
Since I don't seem to like to keep things too simple I joined several book clubs. So just recently finished "The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death" by Laurie Naturo. She was a new author for me and I loved her writing, most of the essays had me laughing to tears. Was a nice, easy read. Much like reading letters from your best friend.I plan on adding more of her books to my summer reading list.
What are you currently reading?
This is the beginning of the books I hope to read this year. A new list is up on the message board at BPS Reading Room, a FREE online book club, this year is hosted by Paula. Some of them are ongoing books, like Listography & Wreck This Journal. (I actually have been wrecking it...inside!) Some are in progress like Twilight and Julie & Julia. Of course I want to read the next three books in the Twilight series and the rest are the ones I chose off 2009 Reading Room list: Confessions of a Shopaholic for January, Water For Elephants for February, The Time Traveler's Wife for July and Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips for October.
Also, Shimelle is offering a FREE class on her blog, never behind online! I'm still filling out my worksheet on things I love right now. Oh and the pen I'm using rocks, it's so smooth, I HAVE to have it to journal!