I'm going on a road trip to DC this weekend with my bestie, Angela. Why? Well, since the beginning of the year, we have made it a priority to meet at least once a month to spend some quality time together. We're both working professionals with families, and we wanted to make our friendship a priority. Sometimes you just need to spend time with your girlfriends, you know? It really is the best kind of rejuvenation.
Angela and I take turns deciding how we're going to spend our time each month.
This month is my month.
So I decided to sign us up for a day long workshop in DC. A workshop, you ask? Yup. For the past couple of weeks, Angela and I have been taking The Joy Equation course through Stratejoy. The brain child of Molly Hoyne, Stratejoy's goal is help women find authentic happiness in their lives by conquering their own quarterlife crises. (Who wouldn't want to find authentic happiness, right?) So far, we've really enjoyed the journal prompts and audio lessons that the course has had to offer. We've been sharing our own observations of the course and of ourselves and have found it both enlightening and fun. And this weekend, we get to meet the inspiring lady behind it all.
The search for authentic happiness has been an interesting one. Why this course? Well, at least for me, I was searching for something that would help me realize, organize, and execute this dream I have for a creative life. I have the vision and I have the desire; I just need help with the implementation. I needed help with taking the big picture and breaking it down into manageable and executable parts. (Hell, I needed help with even defining what those parts should be.)
As a creative spirit, setting actionable goals has not really been my forté. Initially, my dream was so big that when the dream didn't come to fruition as quickly as I would have liked, I had the tendency to let the dream fade or go stale. Molly has taught me some amazing skills that really challenged me to look deep within myself to define that dream and set goals to make it a reality.
This has been an exciting time in my life right now. Even if I am not living the dream yet, I am enjoying the journey.
"If you want to be happy, be."
- Leo Tolstoy