It’s now been nearly five months since I began my journey to push happiness to the top of the list. And upon diving in, I promised myself I’d check in periodically throughout the year to hold myself accountable. So here it goes… Let’s be real, real honest here. At the beginning, I hit the ground running. I was completing one list every week. Success! Then about a month in, I started to struggle with making time for the weekly journal entries and fell behind quickly. I’d then find myself feeling guilty about falling behind, sit down and catch up all in one fell swoop. But then I realized that defeats the purpose of the prompts entirely. After all, the cover clearly states that this is a book of “weekly journaling inspiration for positivity, balance and joy.” So if I’m getting bogged down and hurrying to catch up, I’m not really finding the positive, happy balance, am I?
I’m not really one to do a book review. If we’re being totally honest, I didn’t read a single book in all of 2016. But I’ve made the commitment to read more books in the coming year and that starts with 52 Lists for Happiness. I came across this book recently and was immediately drawn in upon reading the foreword in which author Moorea Seal speaks so beautifully about pushing happiness to the top of the list.
Happy New Year! 2017, how did that happen? Guys I really can’t believe that 2016 has already come and gone. I know for many it was a pretty rough year but for me it was nothing but magic — all of which revolved around the birth of my son. And now he’s almost a year old! WHAT? So not ready for that. But I will say, it felt really good to relax and take a step back during the holidays. I spent a ton of quality time with those I love and even got away for a few days with my boys. And in the midst of all the celebration and holiday festivity, I also made some time to think about the year ahead.