Friday, April 29, 2011

Happiness Multiplied

For the past few weeks, I've gotten to Friday and felt completely drained. My blog posts went from "Happy Monday!" to "I hate everything, and I must be the most terrible person ever." So this week I am determined to change that. How? By talking about of my favorite things that happened this week.

1. Meeting new people.
You know how every once in a great while you meet someone who is like minded? Someone who you make an instant connection with because you can completely relate to everything their going through? Well, before I joined Twitter last week, that happened to me maybe ten times. Now its pretty much daily. It's amazing to have this technology at our finger tips that can allow us to reach anyone in the world, and I completely love it!

2. Motivation.
When I started my current work in progress, I stopped after about 25,000 words. Why? Because I was discouraged. I had no support and the internal editor in my head was telling me I was awful and I should just give up. I quit for about two months. No writing at all. Then mid March I just picked it up again. I was still thinking about the story line and I just couldn't let it go. I was doing well when I started this blog, and I am so glad I did. Because I have been discouraged time and again. I never knew what kinds of motivation lay at my fingertips, now I'm nearly at 50,000 words, wahoo!

3. Good books.
I have probably told you this every day, but I love to read. I was looking at my book list, which was growing dismally short, and I was getting a little worried. That is until I found a bunch of cool authors who I am totally stoked to read. Now my list is about twenty miles long, but it feels good. I hate not having anything to read!

4. Finding myself.
I said before that starting a blog feels like coming out of the closet, and I feel that way more than ever now. In the short month that I've been "out there" my life has changed. I feel like I'm finding what I really should be doing in life, and what's better than that?

So there you have it, and you know what? That list was very therapeutic. Carpe Diem everyone, Carpe diem.


Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Hi Jen, thanks for visiting my blog. Popping back to follow you and will add you to my blog roll :O) My entire blog started because i felt so lost in the mummyhood. I'd almost forgot what it felt like to be me! Books are fabulous. Love hear more about what you're writing. Looking forward to following along. Caz

J. A. Bennett said...

Motherhood is challenging so I applaud you move.

If you want to know a little about my book, read the post "tell me please."

ali cross said...

Yes to all! But especially number four. I truly believe that I have found myself through blogging. That it has been a remarkable tool for self-discovery. I'm glad you're finding yourself too!

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Scott Niven said...

Very good list! I've been surprised as well how much fun it has been to meet new people on Twitter, and on blogs. So many great people to talk to, and learn from, and to help me realize I'm not alone in wanting to writing and get my work published!

Melanie said...

What a great "Crowning Moment!" to share. It's amazing what searching for the good in life will do for you. I think you are awesome.

Thank you so much for supporting my hop!

Denise McDonough said...

I always forget how nice it is to meet people threw twitter blogs or FB I must remind myself of this because the faces behind the computer are sometimes the closest to your heart...

Found you at Livin' the Dream :) hope you can check me out :)

Anonymous said...

Blogging rocks, it is a great way to get stuff out of your head, and my head is running out of room.
joeh-the cranky old man