Hi! I’m in a midlife crisis. Can you believe it?! I could have died before I was thirty! Instead, here I am with the rest of Gen X women sort of wondering why I’m not as successful, rich, famous, or together as I thought I would be by now and occasionally despairing about it. THIS IS GREAT! Right now, you’re probably thinking, “She’s kidding about the crisis, right?” The answer
One Saturday early in these weird 2020 times, a hundred hopes and dreams laid out before me, including the novel I’m working on and the novel I’m trying to move to the next step after that, I suddenly needed to finish something. The unfinished reading I could knock out the easiest happened to be A Night to Remember, the true story of the sinking of the Titanic by Walter Lord.
For some time now, I have been practicing happiness. Did you know you can practice it? This winter, I even took this happiness course (from Yale!). Some things I’ve learned… We’re usually wrong about what will actually make us happy (e.g., money) We’re also really, really certain we’re right (seriously, MONEY) Only TEN PERCENT of our happiness is based on circumstance The rest is hereditary and/or can be improved with