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My Happy Place

This is a doubly happy post. First, today I’m headed to my happy place, Chicago, the best city on earth, for Bloggy Boot Camp to learn about working with brands with The SITS Girls. And second, as I promised I would in my last be-happy-link-up post, I have mapped my happiness project. If you haven’t read The Happiness Project, DO IT. (You can the deets on all I learn at the conference by following along on my facebook page or twitter, I might blog about it later but I’m not sure.)
Chicago, the graphic novel - let's see if we can name all the buildings with notes!

I’ve been thinking about happiness a lot, blogging about it, and make shift working on it. But every week I was focusing on something new and I was so ADD about that I wasn’t really getting anywhere with it. No more. Here it is, mapped the eff out.

  • November – All Things Creative
  • December – Generosity
  • January – Fitness
  • February – Love
  • March – Family
  • April – Community
  • May – Spirituality
  • June – Career
  • July – Leisure
  • August – Friendship
  • September – Money
  • October – Boot Camp Perfect

I tried to match things with months that made sense to me, some of them should be super obvious, generosity in December, fitness in January and love in February.

For November, I decided to focus on my creative passions because it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and because I’m currently taking night classes to learn metalsmithing for jewelry making so it kind of just fit. Here are this months resolutions.

  1. NaNoWriMo – Write a 50,000 word novel in a month, that’s about 1,667 words a day. It’s doesn’t have to be good, it just has to get done. This may sound daunting, but November is my easy month at work and I did this once before about 5 years ago, so I know it’s doable.
  2. Create every day. Whether it’s an idea for a DIY or just sketching a jewelry design, I want to make sure I am thinking creatively all the time, taking my jewelry classes twice a week, will ensure it.
  3. Head stands, literal or metaphorical. One thing I’ve found in life, is the importance of looking at things from different perspectives, I’m not always good at it. This month, I aim to do so. Whether it means physical moving to see things from a different perspective or just trying to see things from someone else’s point of view.

Let’s see how I do, shall we? Any other suggestions for enhancing creativity?

Psst… Don’t forget to check out the bloghop on Art Social.

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