I want to create more memories this year. I suppose you could say every year memories are created, but I wanted to make an effort about what memories are going to be created so I put together a Happiness Project for 2011 in the hopes I would stick to it and so far so good!
One of the problems I have is living in the moment. With the day to day stress of being a working mommy I am constantly thinking of things I need to do, groceries to be bought, places to go, people to see…you get the picture? The problem with this is I don’t know how to switch off and I need to learn too, especially if I want to enjoy the moment, right now! So by making a tangible list I am hoping once I am doing that specific thing it will be a “light bulb” moment and I’ll force myself to just be in the moment and enjoy it. I want to document it. I want it to be a story someday.
My list is really just a bulleted document of experiences I am hoping to make memories one day. I don’t believe physical things can make me happier or wiser. Maybe for a short while but once the novelty wears off it will just become part of my “stuff” that I take for granted.
I’m not delusional either. I know by ticking everything off on my list won’t necessarily make me that ideal happy person you think you should be but its definitely going to give me a sense of achievement. I need to realize just to be happy now
With what I’ve got
With whom I’ve got
and more importantly with who I am.
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” Colette