May 9th, 2010


Courtesy of Vogue Magazine

Happiness is in the air and the bookstores. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is on everyone’s bedside table and on my Kindle.

I am generally a happy person. Admittedly, my life is charmed and I lack little but I do suffer from the grass is greener syndrome and I am very goal oriented which keeps me wanting.

Four years ago I retuned from a business trip to Qatar and decided I was done with casting. I could no longer drum up any excitement for my work and I wanted to spend all my time with my children. This decision rippled through our family life and led to many more changes than just letting the full-time nanny go. Ultimately, we decided to move out of the city to be near the barn so our daughter could really ride.

The move was to be a two year trial to be reevaluated when our older daughter was off to boarding school. And here we are, two years out and happy with our move. But am I really happy? Yes and no.

I struggle with being happy in the here and now. I am constantly planning, making endless lists and trying to craft the future. With each goal attained I am truly thrilled but quickly move on to the next item on my list. So when I read a review of Dominique Browning’s new book Slow Love, I decided it is time to stop and smell the roses, read these books and take stock. I will let you know.


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