“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can”. -Danny Kaye
In order to “throw all the paint” that I can – I have signed up to a yoga course starting in September, am considering going back to church again, absolutely must carry on with my zumba classes AND refuse to say no to any invitation that comes my way. I am also making sure I read a new book every month, and have signed up to an online creative writing course.
Every change I have made in my life over the past few weeks has been a result of trying to be happier. Moving to a place where you know so few people has been more difficult than I ever anticipated. Especially, when work consists of being with a lovely, but small team – so the main place you are expected to meet new people has been quite restricted! I am a strong believer that your happiness is directly related to how many friends and decent people you have surrounding you. So, I am seeking meeting new people all the time (hence church, zumba, yoga and not saying no to any invitation).
I also believe you have to spend time doing exactly what you enjoy. For me, I spent every spare moment of my childhood years creative writing. I absolutely love it – and since signing up for the creative writing course – I’ve realised, actually, I still love it. It brings me a sense of excitement and anticipation I get from few other things in life.
Although these changes may not seem like anything particularly big or special – I have been assured by a very clever book I have recently been reading, that it is the little things in life that matter most. I am only 22, I would love to go travelling, and go on some worldly adventure. It seems like a majority of my fellow graduates are doing just that right now. But for me, it is not practical. And so I must seek excitement in different ways.
The book I am referring to is “The Happiness project” by Gretchin Rubin – an excellent read!