Happiness Tuesdays Hiatus

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I have been doing Happiness Tuesdays for a year and a half now. When I first thought of it, I enjoyed finding beauty in everything around me, but as the months soared from one year to the next, it became more and more challenging. Without the finances to travel outside of my immediate neighborhood, a neighborhood that I think we can all agree has been photographed to death, it has become an exercise in frustration.

Earlier in the week, admittedly after my 15 year old had commented that my last Happiness Tuesday had appeared to be phoned in, I asked myself why I am forcing this. I think it’s safe to say that it has run its course. I still delight in seeing the simple beauties in the big picture, but do I really need to collect four examples of it every single week and comment on it? I don’t think so. Therefore, I’ve decided it’s time for Happiness Tuesdays to go on an indefinite hiatus. Maybe one day I’ll bring it back or maybe I won’t, but I will no longer be coming up on Monday and saying Holy —-! Tomorrow is Tuesday. When something is no longer enjoyable, that’s when you have to let it go.

How about you? Is there something you are doing that no longer makes any sense?

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Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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4 Responses to Happiness Tuesdays Hiatus

  1. bethany says:

    yes, just coming to some conclusions myself :) (See your email) smart to let go when it’s become more of a burden than a joy. may the beauty bits themselves continue to delight you though! xo

  2. I got like that with the Project365 I did for 2 whole years. A photo a day, for 2 years, I was exhausted. I do miss it but it was getting so difficult! :(

    Xx

  3. Rick Hall says:

    I enjoyed Happiness Tuesdays but I certainly understand.

  4. I created two “columns” for my comedy blog that are supposed to be posted on Mondays and Fridays (“It’s I’ll Answer Your Questions Monday”, and “Friday’s One Size Fits All Horoscope”) and while I still enjoy writing them, it is like having a mandatory court appearance scheduled twice a week with the (admittedly self induced) pressure that goes with it. I’m not at the tipping point yet but to your point, once the pressure and responsibility begins to outweigh the fun of writing it, I can see phasing them out…

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