The Pursuit of Happiness – Getting Started

So I’ve decided I’m going to really give blogging my best shot … Third time lucky, right? What I mean by that is this is the third time I have attempted to blog, but this time it will be consistently, with meaning and purpose and success!

Why am I doing this? Well there are two reasons:
1. I have recently read a book called The Pursuit of Happiness – and no surprisingly it’s not the book about the movie with Will Smith and his son in it although that was a fabulously awe inspiring movie … Anyway I digress.
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy leant to me by my beautiful mother-in-law (who is always finding excellent books for me to read! She has such wonderful taste in literature.) is essentially about a young female writer in the 40s and 50s who writes columns mainly in a paper called Saturday/Sunday in Manhattan. It involves a love story that is deeply complicated and generally the effect on her life that this true love has. Not to mention the detailing of limitations that people lived with back in those days through politics and what was perceived as right and wrong. Some of it truly heart wrenching! But in all The Pursuit of Happiness is a very beautifully written and mesmerising story which I highly recommend.

Anyway I was inspired to write/blog by the type of column that she was writing for the Saturday/Sunday newspaper – it was about everyday life in America in her eye with a bit of a tongue in cheek twist as I understood. It made me think I have something to offer in the writing world too. But as now blogging seems to be the new answer to newspaper or magazine column writing these days, I thought well let’s do it!

2. The second reason a very good girlfriend of mine, Raylene Barton – owner and founder of 1Skin Solution has decided to do the 100 Happy Days for her blog. Her very first post featured your’s truly and I was extremely honoured and again this inspired me to write. I like the idea of 100 Happy Days, but it’s not my ‘thing’ to follow the crowd and it now seems to be a thing that a lot of people are covering. As per usual I want to make a difference as obviously I feel I have something to add, something to say but I want it to be worthwhile, different, stand out, successful!

So where do I start? The Pursuit of Happiness … it’s always something very real to everyone, so I think a good place to start. I think it probably is everyone’s main aim in life to be truly happy. But life tends to happen and I think I have something to share on the happenings of life. These are not particularly out of the ordinary happenings but are real and true to most people’s lives. So I venture on with my new blog, what does the pursuit of happiness means to me and the people that surround me?
I would love some frequent feedback on what I write about … is it something that you can relate to or even something that you have never come across or even considered in your entire life?

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Till next week in the pursuit of happiness

xxMelly

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