“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
like i mentioned yesterday we are 1/2 way through the year. what a better time to check in with the goals i set at the beginning of the year. i feel like i am constantly trying to be better, follow through and live happy.
i went through each of my goals and here's where i stand:
happiness project. reading it month by month. i have 2 books on my list now: the creative habit by twyla tharp will arrive on friday via amazon. and a few people recommended gone girl by gillian flynn. i am number 722 on the library wait list with only 55 copies circulating so i may have to get it for the kindle instead. i realize that i just don't make the time to read. if i set aside 30 minutes everyday i'm sure i could get through more books, and would probably end up reading longer than 30 minutes.
choose happiness: i have learned so much about happiness over the last six months. mainly that it is a choice. there are many times this is not easy. i get into a mood and i kind of like it there. but not really. so i choose to be happy. think positive. it works. most of the time. laugh more. be present. feel happy in my soul.
take risks: i am definitely a play it safe kind of girl. my comfort zone is safe and cozy. we tell the kids all the time, try it, take a chance. see if you like it. it's time i start doing the same. don't set limits on myself. don't think i can't if i haven't even tried. be honest. seek new adventures. don't be lazy. don't take the easy way out. but be ok with it not working out. the reward is so much better than the regret.
there it is. lots to do over the next six months.