Hello! Welcome to the kick off of the A to Z Challenge!! Like any semi-dedicated blogger, I thought long and hard about my A to Z theme, made a neat little announcement, thought about the theme, panicked like crazy and threw the whole thing out in search of something better.
I was going to focus on the new city I'm living in--Portland, OR, A to Z, then I felt all pressured and then I started sweating and when I sweat I get angry. While I was angry I thought about what makes me happy and how people have often asked me if I'm on medication due to my apparent happiness.
In case you are wondering, the answer is "no", I am not on medication. I was even one of those granola moms who skipped out on the whole epidural section in birthing class--and then regretted it will all my heart. So now, I'm what I call mediflexible--'cause ya know, stuff happens.
Before I jump into this year's theme, I'd like to say thank you and Happy happy birthday to the amazing Arlee Bird who is kind and wonderful and one of our A to Z hosts. Happy birthday, Arlee!!!
Now, on to this year's theme: OK, so let's review, I was angry about being sweaty about being the new kid in town and therefore unqualified to offer anything new or inventive when it comes to Portland. This got me thinking about how happy I've been here---and how unhappy--and happiness, or joy, is a VERY BIG DEAL to me, because I pretty much think it's why we're here. So welcome to Joy: A to Z.
Joy. The definition is: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation.
Now, this all sounds good, and I've never met a person who was all like, "Nah....no more joy for me. I'm all full up." My journey over the next 26 days is well, really just that, a journey. It's not meant to be a comprehensive list of how to get joy or even maintain it, but rather ways I've found joy in my daily life and journey.
I hope you enjoy the ride. Thanks for stopping by.
And yes, I'm cheating. I'm really starting tomorrow with B. See you then mes amis!!