(the Happiness Project, google images)
Inspiration... it comes in many forms and the inspiration for my Blog came as a thought while I was reading the delightful book, "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. www.happiness-project.com
After cleaning my closets (4 bedrooms, one front hall and one big jammed packed linen closet) and a multitude of other activities that were satisfying to me; I found myself repeating Gretchen's humorous story of how she thought she was really unique with her book, only to find out she was categorized in "stunt" genre. I loved it. I loved her telling of this story. Something about that part of her story resonated with me. She tells it much better than I do briefly here.
Later, in the fall, as I was experimenting with my time, I was constantly thinking and talking about what I liked and didn't like about how I was spending my time. I was having the most fun doing an analysis of my fitness activities.
How to Find And Do Work You Love, Scott Dinsmore
Then, I happened to watch Scott Dinsmore... one thing stuck for me (although there is lots of good stuff in his talk) that gave me permission to maybe start a Blog.
I found myself saying, something like Scott said, "if I lived in California, I would be Blogging and so would all my friends. This desire to learn and grow in this way as a human being and as a Blogger would be supported by a big circle of friends." Regardless of whether this is true is secondary. I started to declare it.
I shared my Blog idea with my biggest fan/husband and he was supportive. Another friend, Susan, on a walk one day, asked if I was writing down anything I was learning about myself. Good timely question!
Lastly, I was reading a post by Holley Gerth. Click Link to read full post.
She asked, "Will you take a journey, even if you don't know where it is leading?"
A great question and just the final inspiration I needed to take a leap.
So here it is, a Blog for me (and maybe for you) to chronicle my fitness, among other activities and how I feel (enthused, sore, happy, cranky) and what I am learning about life and who I am noticing and connecting with.
Special thanks to Laura at Sweet Handmade http://sweethandmade.blogspot.ca/
for some beginning Blogging lessons.