Thursday, March 26, 2015

The beginning. Throughout my years of stalking blogs I've always wondered about the first posts. What were the bloggers thinking as they typed those first words? This blog is something that I've had in the back of my mind for a long time. Mostly out of fear and lack of confidence I have put it off until now.
Leap...
Yes, I'm taking a huge leap by doing this.  Perhaps I'm kidding myself in thinking that anyone besides my mother and sister will read this blog but nevertheless it's something I have wanted to do for years and so I'm doing it!
As the aspiring mid-twenties (27 is still mid-twenties right?..right?..just appease me) yuppie I am I have been trying to read more. I recently went for the first time to my local library..which was quite the experience..who knew there was self checkout!!...and spent an hour after work browsing. I picked up among other things The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I had seen/heard of this book for a while but never seemed to be able to commit. But now that I have this breadth of free options why not! Happiness is something we all strive for..whether it be personally, socially, professionally..we want to feel this obscure feeling of happiness..or at least what we think it should feel like. (Please ignore the glossiness of the plastic library jacket)
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The author talks about Commandments she has for herself and the first one is--Be Gretchen. Those words really resonated with me. As we age we often struggle with fitting in, having the right job, look, whatever "it" is. But I agree with Gretchen Rubin that the first step to happiness is to figure out what is to Be Ourselves. I have now made a commitment to myself that in all things I will Be Brittany. 

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