I love to read. One of the books that I have revisited is “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. I’m not that far into it but every word I have read has resonated with me and so I am engaged and inspired. I am currently reading the “March” chapter about aiming higher and on page 72 she mentions her 1st commandment, to “Be Gretchen” and went on to say that Erasmus observed “The chief happiness for a man is to be what he is”.
What am I? I believe it’s important to know what makes me happy, it’s a BIG part of what makes “me” me and what makes you happy makes “you” YOU. As I was pondering my “me”ness, it occurred to me, “That’s what my blog is about” because I had so much difficulty defining what this blog was going to be or be about. I wanted to create a blog as a therapeutic activity but also wanted to reach people. As I continue on my “blog journey” and my “Happiness Project”, I realize this is about “Being Me”, “Being Vicki”. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have a “niche” or that I’m not following “protocol”. It’s time for me to be “me”. To share what makes me happy, to provide inspiration for others who may relate, or may not, but just want to escape. I will share what I want, when I want and if you would like to check in on my journey, please do. If you don’t, that’s okay too. Or maybe you just want to be here one time, or two, and that’s it. Great!!!! Thanks for stopping by. If you like what I say or you don’t; wonderful! If you hate this and it’s not your cup of tea and choose to move along looking for something that brings happiness to you because this DOES NOT, awesome – you are discovering you or pursuing you and that is so amazing. But for me, I need to spell out what makes me happy because at the end of the day, I am the only person who I know completely and totally (or at least that’s what I’m figuring out). I know what I feel, what I like, what I want, what I hate, what makes me cry, what makes me quiver and so on… NO ONE ELSE. I need to BE VICKI!
I am…(and this won’t be all one post because as humans, we grow, we change, we have new experiences. For today, this is a start…)
- a ginger
- born, raised and live in Southwestern Ontario
- crazy about my 2 sons!
- an advocate for ADHD – someone very close to me is ADHD and he needs a lot of advocacy
- married to a great husband who drives me crazy most of the time: either crazy in love or just plain “CRAZY”
- one diagnosed with the Mood Disorder of Depression
- a believer that life should be full of “memories” not necessarily “things” although sometimes “things” can lead to great “memories”
This is just the beginning. What makes you, You?
5 thoughts on “Being Vicki”
I love The Happiness Project!
Me too! I relate to it so much! Great thoughts to ponder. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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I read it, but could not fully connect with it for some reason. I like Gretchen Rubin very much, though!
I can appreciate that. Are there any inspirational books that you do connect with?
Tolle’s “The Power of Now” is definitely one. I’m not sure what went wrong with me and “The Happiness Project…”
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