Saturday, 18 January 2014

An Year in Happiness



Ever since I started this year I was looking forward to take up some kind of project, something for my blog. I took up the good treats challenge and to an extent play I played it safe. But now they no longer satisfy me. I am perennially bored and uninspired, what I need is a breast of fresh air. I am in a grave need for a task to look forward to, something hot but at the same time fruitful something to remember this year by. 


The first thing I date what's up my stakes in the good-reads challenge to a 100 books this year. I managed 82 last years and that was not so easy and this year it is going to bite my arse off. Now that's what I call a good challenge. But somehow that doesn't seem good enough; I need something, something more to push myself. I need something to push me over the edge of comfort and into the abysmal oblivion that the unknown presents. I think that is what I need a leap of faith.


That’s when I came across the 365 challenge, Its pretty simple really, post every day for the rest of the year. Okay that sounds simple enough, but in practice its yet another matter. Who am I kidding by proclaiming that I can do that, I know I cant. To do a post a day I would have to end up posting pictures of random cats, cars and what not (no offence to the ones that do it by the way, I am sure its definitely not desperation that motivates you to do that). So that is not going to happen. 


After that I arrived at the Happiness Project (Its surprising how many odd challenges you can find out there at this time of the year), yet another 365 days challenge that is more focused for that matter. The purpose of this one is to post continuously for the next 365 days and to make sure that every day you post about one thing that makes you happy. Truly I liked this one but I figured it would curtail my literary freedom. Its pretty much like accepting that for the next year that’s all I am going to do. 


Finally I arrived at something that I figured is worthwhile and it involves a bit of both and none of both. I though I would do a customized Happiness Project and I thought I would make it a personal choice and challenge rather than just a blog challenge. I thought or rather I decided that I will be happy this year and the blog will reflect that. I thought I will dedicate this year to happiness and resolve that whatever post that I post in this blog this year, no matter now sinister and disdain I will make the ending happy and tinted with hope. An easy challenge on the blog front and at the same time a very difficult challenge on the personal front.