Why Reclaim My Boho Mojo?

When I was younger I wandered. I traveled. I tried things. I grabbed joy.

Lately I do a job I love, am surrounded by a wonderful family and great colleagues. I indulge myself in my passion for writing and reading children's literature.

So life is good.  Why would I need another blog?

This fall I reread Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project. Once again I enjoyed it. Once again I thought that I'd like to start a Happiness Project of my own to celebrate the happiness in my life and find myself enjoying it more.

About a month ago I read an article by a hospice care worker who said that the number one regret that people had on their death beds was that they had not lived the lives they wanted to. They had done what others wanted them to do. They had caved when pressure came. I must say that I have lived life more or less on my own terms, so I do not worry about that. Yet there are little things I could do to feel more like myself. Small things. Things that mean I am doing the things I think I am about.

Want an example?

Instead of just buying the fabric I will sew it into something.
Instead of merely buying the watercolor pencils, I will draw with them. Maybe I'll even hit them with a brush full of water.
Instead of simply going out for a delicious meal, I will crack open some of my favorite cook books and cook something I haven't had in a long while.
I will share those wonderful photographs I took.
I will be brave and share some of my sketches.
I will make myself go out with camera and tripod and see something new.
I will share that poetry.
I will catch up with old friends.
I will travel.
I will read great literature and not worry about sounding like a snob.

This is my place to be an itinerant poet, artist, happy person.

This is my place to grab joy and to share it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Linda, I see your name on my pinterest board all the time because we share a love of tea cups, tea pots, and tea food. So, I looked at your pinterest page and came over to your blog. Oddly enough, I chose Happy as my one word for the year and I am getting ready to read The Happiness Project. So, it felt a bit kindred to me. So, I wanted to say Hi on your blog and tell you that I know how you feel and that I am wrestling with expressing myself more fully as well.

    I also love kid's lit and like to imagine, but I am plagued with self doubt about writing even though I went to UCLA film school-online-for a year. I swear I am the next J.K. Rowlings :0, at least in my mind.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Dawn Frank

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