Joyful January?

So, obviously, I didn’t write every day this month. And writing is one of those things that bring me joy, but that doesn’t mean I have to write a lot to find joy in it, right?

I did plenty of other things that brought me joy this month:

I exercised every day! I followed the 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene again and it felt great to get to the mat regularly. I also did Zumba three days a week. I joined a gym for the first time in my life. While I’ve only danced so far (Zumba), I’m looking forward to using the pool and getting some fitness recommendations from one of their personal trainers or even taking a yoga class instead of doing it alone at home.

I filed my taxes! Yes, this brought me joy because I’ll be getting a nice refund which will be put to good use.

I read six books and started a seventh! I’ve been to the library almost every week and I’m looking forward to listening to a couple of audiobooks when I start walking on my lunch breaks again.

I’ve made progress toward a shared home with S! I toured a couple of places last week and this weekend we’re touring a couple more. Right now we’re leaning toward renting a place, mostly because we can accomplish that much faster and it gives us a little more flexibility.

I saw something on my Instagram feed today and I related to it immediately.

I often think about the fact that the better I’m feeling and the happier I am, the less I write. I actually worry about it a little bit. But I don’t think I’m less creative when I’m happy. I just tend to keep it to myself. The worrying bit is that I don’t want this blog to strictly be a place to vent. So while this is not a resolution, I am going to look for joy every day and find a way to share that here. Maybe something like what this life coach suggests:

What will bring me joy tomorrow? Stay tuned!

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