Do What You Love (or, THP: Chapter Nine)

(This is part nine in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Gretchen Rubin “pursued her passion” of books during her happiness project, and reading about it simultaneously depressed and inspired me.  This chapter, by far, was the hardest for me to read. While she takes the love of reading and writing to a whole other level (where does she find the time?!), I myself have–at various times in my life–been an avid reader and writer as well.  Seeing how ardently she chases her dreams, as well as a select few of my own friends, leads me to question my own dreams.  More often than not, I’m left feeling like a failure (least professionally) because I haven’t really done anything ‘of note.’  Especially in light of the fact that I’m not working outside the home right now, what am I doing to further my own dreams?

Which, of course, begs the question: “What ARE my dreams?”

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think on things eternal (or THP: Chapter Eight)

(This is part eight in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these happiness project posts.  A lot has happened: the holidays, house projects, getting pregnant…the later months of 2018 were quite the whirlwind.  But, I’m back at it and determined to finish this book, and these posts!  Continue reading “think on things eternal (or THP: Chapter Eight)”

money CAN buy me happiness (or THP: Chapter Seven)

(This is part seven in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Or can it?  Both Gretchen and I think, sometimes, it really can. Continue reading “money CAN buy me happiness (or THP: Chapter Seven)”