I have joined a group of women in reading "The Joy Diet" by Martha Beck. We will move through the book, blogging on Fridays about the different practices that can add, enhance or help us notice the joy that is in our lives. Special thanks to Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios. She is the leader and host of The Next Chapter: The Joy Diet. I first found Jamie's The Next Chapter through Rachel at The Metaphorical Magpie and participated in the Wreck This Journal journey.
I'm ambivalent about starting this journey for only one reason - I'm drowning in commitments. HOWEVER, one thing I am clear about, the commitment to myself - the one that promises a shared experience with other women looking to add JOY to their life, the one that will give me 10 new ways to open up my own experience of life, the one that will expect me to take a little time to read and do something form myself is NOT the commitment I am going to say no to. The NO has to go somewhere else.
I am excited to take this journey as JOY has been a hot topic for me here in the blog and in my life. Finding ways to EN-joy my life is one of my goals for the year, and so far, I have been pretty successful.
I may get behind, I may not be able to visit as many of my fellow JDs (Joy Dieters) on their blogs as I would like, but I am here and I am ready.
Bring on some moments of JOY. Bring on the learning. I am ready.