I have been 26 years old for a little over a month, and I realize that I still don’t seem to have anything figured out. Maybe this fact becomes less shocking with age, but it seems as though I should have been able to learn something about the universe or the world or even just myself in 26 years. As it is, I still have plenty to figure out.
This site is built on the foundation of my last endeavor, Misspending My Youth, my exploration of money and financial freedom, still a huge thing that I think about. Now I find myself wanting to think and write about more than money.
Having recently read The Happiness Project (see my Influences page for what else I’ve been reading and liking lately), I am embarking on my own happiness project this year. Unlike Gretchen Rubin, I won’t be trying to sing in the morning clean my closets, fight right or read Aristotle, though I will be trying to have more fun. Instead, this year I’m going to try to answer three big questions.
- What makes a family (especially what makes a good one)?
- What do I want to do with my life?
- What is fun and how do I have it?
Let me say right now, I expect to fail in this endeavor. If I turn 27 knowing the answers to life’s persistent questions, there better be a book deal. In the interim, I hope Dan Millman was right when he said, “the journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.”