I’m coming to my blog today and to ask my readers (if I have any) for some help. One of the big tenants of Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project” was “Be Gretchen”. In short, she wanted to focus on devoting herself to things that she enjoyed doing, and not trying to do things because she thought she should. Some corollaries to that would be, “Just because something is fun for someone else doesn’t mean it will be fun for you.”, “What is right for someone else isn’t necessarily right for you.”, and “Everyone has different passions.”
My problem is that I don’t really know who “I” am. I feel like I could write you a list a mile long of the things I don’t like (peas, yellow clothing, summer) but I can’t really identify the things that make me happy beyond some really trivial things (the color pink, glitter, coffee). Part of the problem is that I feel like I stifle my interest in things because if I’m not tapped into them, they can’t be taken away from me.
Does anyone have any exercises that they can suggest to hone in on the things that matter to you, your opinion on things, and what you truly want from life?