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?”