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
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
February 14, 1996 Writing a date down on the top of my journal page has never, ever meant so much to me. I feel like today was the climax to all of my life so far and the beginning of all of it yet to come. Michael picked me up at noon and bought me lunch… I knew this month with the precious calendar picture held something beautiful for me.