In pursuit of happiness
‘Tis the truth universally acknowledged that when the student is ready, the teacher will present itself.
‘Tis also often said that you find love when you’re not looking for it.
These very wise ‘sayers’ have also been known to say that broken people attract other broken people.
I’m certainly not as ‘broken’ as I have been in the past but I do have a tendency to attract wounded soldiers and I’m very keen to put an end to this trend.
My new strategy is to focus on me and my life without a man or a ticking biological clock and stop comparing myself to my peers and generally thinking I’ve failed because I’m not married and sprogged up my now.
Or in a nutshell, appreciate and be thankful for what I have rather than what I haven’t. Things and people can’t make me happy – they generally just add more complication.
When I decided in this strategy, when I was between the bargaining and acceptance stages ;), I was buying WROS her birthday present. I was in a book shop. I find it hard not to be in a book shop without browsing every section and inevitably buying something I hadn’t planned for. In this case, I walked out with 2 books for WROS and one for me.
The Happiness Project
I’d vaguely read a review about it and it seemed to fit my purpose right now. When the student is ready, the teacher presents themselves.
I wouldn’t say this book has changed my life but its set me off on a new journey. (Did I really just say that?!)
It feels like a fresh start. New job, new apartment (well layout & skank & flatmate free) and a great opportunity to move on to the next chapter and all the adventures it may bring.
Oh and I become an Australian citizen later this month. Maybe I should get a new haircut to complete the new identity