happiness project 2014: intro

December 3, 2013

as you know, i’m a fan of gretchen rubin’s work.  in her original year-long happiness project, she chose 12 happiness-related themes and focused on one each month, setting specific [and actionable] goals which related to each theme.

it may sound a little hokey and . . . 2010, but i want to do an HP for next year.

because 2014 will be a year of growing and learning.
because i am happy, but who doesn’t want to be happier?
because 2014 [for me] promises to be hectic and tiring, but also wonderful and special.
because — why not?

i splurged last week on the happiness journal from kikki-k, which is conveniently structured to help identify and plan out a year’s worth of goals.  

i don’t plan on sharing everything here [some things are private, you know!] but i do want to share progress.  throughout december, i’ll post weekly [mondays] on ideas — how the project is shaping up.  however, i don’t want to plan out the whole year in advance, because i’d rather leave things open-ended to incorporate ideas as they come up.

off to do a little brainstorming.  anyone else have anything exciting planned for 2014?


  • Reply oldmdgirl March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm



    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      to be honest, i think that finally being done with medical training is part of what makes me excited to embark on projects like these – as in, since i’m out of the ‘waiting period/paying my dues’ part of life i am determined to make the most of it! that said, residency is definitely has ups and downs. the learning and camaraderie can be a lot of fun, and it will go fast!

  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Very cool. . . excited to follow along.

    I have a feeling the first half of 2014 for me will be about survival :). Newborn + 20 month old with lots of special needs = no free time. haha. But I’m excited for the adventure!

  • Reply Solitary Diner March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    A licensing exam. I’m focusing more on getting through than on being happy.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Love it. We are on the same wavelength. I’m planning something similar for 2014. I took 2013 "off" from resolutions and goals but I am so so ready to get back in. I think I really do well trying to meet challenges. I’m not sure what shape my plans will take, but will definitely be checking in here for ideas (OK I’ll say it outright, I might copy some of yours if I like them!)

  • Reply best fitness band March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    A licensing exam. I’m focusing more on getting through than on being happy. Would love to explain, I am pretty long-windes al bear with me: so next year I’m an intern.

  • Reply essayrush March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Happiness project of the students and for the other individuals is very important and priceless. It is entertained and enjoyed by the majority. The skills and abilities of the time are produced and induced. It is the aforesaid and instilled quantum f the success and satisfaction.

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