Surely, you’ve heard of the book The Happiness Project. SURELY. I had started reading it last year and enjoyed it until I realized it was done in a monthly format. This of course freaked me out and I had to put it aside until the beginning of the year. My neurosis is deep and winding.
I’m basically always on a quest for self improvement. I’ve come to realize this is not a bad thing. I’ve also come to realize that solutions are never very profound. Many of them tell you what you already know. Putting the ideas into practice for the long haul is the real challenge. No book can do that for you. But I’m always interested in learning new approaches.
The Happiness Project walks you through a year to re-evaluate, re-adjust and re-direct your life toward happiness. Each month tackles a Does it work? I don’t know. It’s January.
So January’s task is to gain energy.
Part of gaining energy is reducing clutter. This rang out as a loud ugly bell in my mind because clutter is a big problem in my home. It’s a constant battle.
In an effort to purge, I’ve begun clearing out items to sell or donate. Baby items are particularly troublesome. Did you know that if you get water on a onesie, it multiplies?
Like Gremlins. This is a proven fact.
I’ve listed a few items on eBay so far. Many more to come. If you’re interested in anything in my eBay store, mention this blog for 20% off through January 2013. I will send a revised invoice.
I have to admit that last year was pretty rough.
Of course, the arrival of our son was beyond thrilling. The transition was challenging though. Not a lot of sleep. Quite a bit of juggling.
Then there was that damn hurricane.
Here are some (very) happy highlights from the past year.
2012. I’m happy to have lived it and I had some incredible experiences. The happiness I have felt this year can not be matched. On the other hand, I’m glad it’s over.
I’m looking forward to moving forward.
Let’s go, 2013.
I’m pleased as punch to have been nominated in the Outstanding Female Solo Artist category in the Hoboken Music Awards 2012!
I’m going to be performing an acoustic set with some friends at 8pm.
I have signed up to do my first 5K on November 11th. I’m running in support of the American Heart Association. If you wold like to make a donation here is the link:
I really suck at updating here lately.
I suppose working, music and mom-hood are making me a busy lady. So here is a review of the past month… in pictures.
First of all, this guy is 7 months old. What?
I played at the Jersey City City Hall for the Gaia tenth anniversary gala.
with Dujuana Sharese and the Plush Interior. They were amazing.
I worked in a little knitting.
We hung out with some ducks.
And I picked up some Kayt Hester stickers.
As you can see, right now, it’s best to keep up with me at Instagram (christinaalessi).
We played at the first annual Constitution Day celebration at the historic Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City on Sunday. It’s really a magical little place.
Happy Autumn! It’s my favorite time of year once again. This year is awesome because I get to spend it with my favorite guy. He is six months old already! I can’t believe it.
Check out my “Performances” page for some upcoming shows.