The Happiness Project

Back in January, I wrote a quick post promising more to come, a new idea for the blog, blah blah blah.

I immediately threw my back out and was down & out (literally and figuratively) for several weeks.

I’m back to almost 100% now, thank goodness, and thought it was high time to revisit my original idea (and see if anyone reads this thing anymore!)

2010 has become the year of the self-help book. I am predisposed to self-books, not because I find myself inherently flawed (aren’t we all?) but because I am truly interested in what other people think about things. To this end, I kicked off the year by reading Gretchen Rubin’s new book, “The Happiness Project”.

The Happiness Project is one of the new genre that is all the rage – take some concept, do it for a year, write about, etc. I’ve read a few of these books this year as well (Kevin Roose’s “The Unlikely Disciple”, AJ Jacobs’ “The Year of Living Biblically” and some chick’s book about doing what Oprah says which I downloaded but am generally not into.) I found a lot of interesting concepts and ideas in Gretchen’s book and through her website and I decided to conduct a happiness project of my own…