Some time last fall, I read "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin and decided that in 2010, starting January 1, I would start my own happiness project. Now, here it is, the middle of April and I have not started. Why not? Well, mostly because I didn't want to do it alone. So I recommended the book to several people and promptly set about procrastinating. Finally, last month (yes, 3 months past my "start" date), I bought a copy of the book for my husband and another one for our friends. My copy is on my Kindle and I knew I'd never give it up long enough for my husband to read it. (And let my Kindle leave my sight? Right.) Then, I commenced to procrastinate some more. Fortunately, my friend started reading her copy and telling me, almost daily, how much she liked the little bits she had read the night before. Beautiful, I thought... now I can manipulate my husband into reading it and joining me on my project. You do see where this is going, right? Why the hell do I need someone to join me in my project. It is MY happiness we are talking about right? Is that really a team sport? Perhaps, but most likely, no. So, today I started re-reading the book from the beginning, which is not boring at all, as I've managed to forget (as is typical of me) 99.8% of what I read last fall. Concerned by this lack of memory, my lack of focus, and overall malaise, I decided (with the encouragement of my friend - I really need to get permission to use her name!) that if I blog as I read, I will remember more and, hopefully, be held accountable by my many (is it 2 or 3 now?) readers.
If this is your first time reading my blog (and you can stand all of these parenthetical insertions), welcome! Please stick with me, give me your insights, let me know if you think it is important for me to continue this, MY, happiness project!