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Journaling in July – Day 3

July 3, 2019

My blogging friend Sue from SizzlingTowards 60 & Beyond has put out the challenge to bloggers to join in her Journaling in July Challenge challenge. Sue is not a genealogy or family history blogger. Her blog focuses on lifestyle issues at they relate to the midlife experience.  I mainly follow lifestyle bloggers on my other blog Next Phase In Fitness & Life . However I plan to join Sue in the July Challenge on this blog, as I feel their prompts will help to build up a story about myself that will be useful in creating my family story. As I look at the prompts, and how they apply to me and my life, I can see that some will be short posts and others much longer, some posts may even be just bullet points. I’d love you to take a look at Sue’s post for further information about the challenge.

Here in Central Victoria, July is usually one of the coldest months of winter, so as I will probably be spending more time indoors than usual, I plan to spend extra hours on my blogs. This challenge fits in perfectly with that plan.

Message from Sue: Here is the list of topics and I do hope that you will have some fun and enjoy this ‘challenge’ for July. Remember NO PRESSURE, some days you may find inspiration from the prompt and want to write and other days you won’t. I would also love to hear your feedback and perhaps you have some topics you could add to the list going forward.

July theme reveal


These days it’s the simple things that make me feel happy

  •  Having a tidy house
  •  Spending an entire day in the garden
  •  Watching my chooks
  •  Bushwalking
  •  Time in the gym
  •  Curling up with a good book
  •  Walking my dogs
  •  Blogging
  •  Reading other blogs
  •  Attending genealogy conferences
  •  Riding my bike
  •  Time with my grandchildren
  •  Being organised and not rushed
  •  Being employed
  •  Feeling healthy and fit

I’m fairly sure that I’m generally a happy person, but I do believe that we can choose to be happy. There have been times in my life when I’ve found it really difficult to be happy. But I’ve always made a conscious choice to be happy and not to dwell on the upset. One of the things I say to myself is to ‘fake it till I make it’. That usually works for me. I don’t underestimate the difficulty of this for some. It’s just what works for me.

What makes you happy? I’d love to hear your thoughts and promise to reply to all comments left.

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