June 2, 2013
21-Day Simplify Challenge – Day 21: Happiness (Final Challenge Post)
This is the final Challenge for this project.
The object I picked to represent my happiness is a screenshot of one of my favorite addictions: Jigzone. It’s a wonderful page, that allows you to do their puzzles, picking the number and style of the puzzle from a wide selection of choices. It also allows you to upload photographs to a private section and make them into puzzles. And, if you are as addicted to jigsaw puzzles as I am, you can even have them send you a puzzle to do every day. They do change their additional puzzle choices for the day somewhere around 1:30 in the afternoon, so you actually get a choice of 15 different puzzles to do each day, even if you don’t go into their archives.
The thing is, I’ve always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, ever since I was a small kid. The idea of taking a jumble of pieces, and putting them in order is just soothing to me somehow. It’s the first thing I do after checking my email each morning.
There are, of course, other things that make me happy: music, books, hanging out with friends….I make sure to do them all at various points, because as much as I love my new computer, if that was ALL I did all day, I’d go buggy.
The one thing I am committing to going forward, is to physically getting out of the house more. Between my heath, retiring, regaining the weight, and the crazy weather we’ve had the last couple of years, I have become something more of a hermit than I’m comfortable with. So my big happiness goal for this year is to get my walking range back, and to spend more time out of the house doing things I enjoy, like walks, museums, lunch or tea with friends, etc.