So, it has been a while since I have written anything. I don’t know why this happens, but it continues to happen over and over. I get motivated for a short while and then something happens that distracts me and then I stop writing anything for months. I become so completely unmotivated, and I don’t know how to change this about myself.
I was embarking on my own personal Happiness Project as reported in earlier blog posts. I began in November of last year, and was doing quite well. Then, the holidays came and I became overwhelmed with tasks and couldn’t focus on the project anymore. To tell the truth, I don’t even remember now why I lost focus. Shopping for Christmas gifts and baking throws me off? Sometimes I genuinely question whether I have ADD.
Then, the holidays passed and on December 29th, 2012 our gracious and wonderful landlord raised our already unmanageable rent by one hundred more dollars a month. Happy New Year! We had already decided that we would find a cheaper house this year, but this just set the ball rolling real fast. We found a new house in two days and gave our thirty days notice. So, the entire month of January has been sucked up in moving HELL. On the bright side, this house is $600 per month cheaper. Yay! We might actually be able to live within our means. Pay off our credit cards and by god save something.
I actually like the new house too. It is quite a bit smaller and doesn’t have a basement for storage, but it has a garage that is being used for storage right now. It is so cozy, I think that we will be happy here.
On that note, I am going to restart the Happiness Project for myself. One year to appreciate my life and be happy with what I have. February 2013 will be the month to increase energy. I will go to bed earlier. Exercise better. Toss, restore, organize (already underway thanks to the move). Tackle a nagging task. Finally, act more energetic. I will fake it ’til I feel it.
Speaking of going to bed earlier, I had better get going. Good night