Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year ... New Blog

Hello 2014!

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions?  I have resolved to NOT make any resolutions.  Rather I have decided to start a fun blog in 2014.  Not a resolution ... but a project.  Some of you may remember my blog from a few years ago ...  That blog was an attempt to document the wild and fun journey my sister and I took on bicycles.  I'm not sure why I stopped blogging about that adventure since we still ride.  Maybe I will update it one of these days.

This blog, however, will be different.

A few years ago, I purchased a book about happiness (one of many books in my collection that I just had to have, vowed to read immediately, and then allowed to collect dust for a year or more before picking it up again).  I am finally reading this book ... The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, and am feeling the need to do something, anything, to follow in her footsteps in the pursuit of happiness.  

But why?  I am happy.  I think.  I have a wonderful family, a good job, a nice home, and have many things to be thankful for.  But is this all there is?  Am I selfish to want more?  The challenge is figuring out what "more" is.

I am still trying to define this blog ... .

One ... we will talk about happiness ... find something every single week that will make you happy for an hour (or more).  Anything.

Two ... we will share our happy hour with a cocktail.  Today's beverage of choice is a mimosa.  What better way to celebrate the New Year than with some bubbly ... and thanks to a lovely bug that has bitten me the past few days, I decided I needed a boost of Vitamin C.

More to come, be sure to check back!



  1. I have to say I believe I'm in the same boat. Very happy with my family and my "helping people succeed" career is heading in a fantastic direction. But I truly believe I'm just scratching the surface of happiness.

    I'll be anxious to hear more on "The Happiness Project". Oh, and my drink of choice in the wintertime (not now, but tonight sometime), is Guiness with a shot of Chambord black raspberry liqueur. It's called a black forest...yum!

    Take care!


  2. Hey Steve, I was trying to remember the name of that drink not too long ago. That's it! Thank you for the comment. I hope this blog will be fun and an inspiration to readers. If nothing else, you will find some good "happy hour" recipes! :-)

    1. Hi Julie!

      While attending a conference in Pittsburgh this past weekend, a speaker referenced this quote from Bob Dylan and I thought of your blog.

      It goes, "Happiness isn't on the road to anything. Happiness IS the road."

      Thought it might be a good conversation starter with your followers.