It’s Business Time
Aren’t they pretty? Business cards from moo.com. This is something I have literally meant to do for FIVE years. I love that each one is an illustration. The picture does not do them justice–the colors look so strong and beautiful!
Last week Rachael from the Veriegated Life wrote me to ask about the nature of my list (hi Rachael!). She wanted to know how I was able to put things like “go to the breast doctor” next to things more evidently pleasurable like going to the Oyster Bar. The question was a good one and made me realize that the list was all about HAPPINESS. I’ve written before about the difference between happiness and pleasure and how I can often confuse the two. One of the things that makes me very happy is staying current and acting on my ideas. Going to the doctor keeps me current on my health, and while not always pleasurable, it helps me feel sane and secure, which leads me to a general sense of well-being (aka happiness). Something like going to the Oyster Bar may seem just pleasurable, but like I mentioned in the post about going to the Oyster Bar, it also grounds me in the NOW and reminds me of why I like being where I am–which again leads to…HAPPINESS.
By the way, I did go to the boob doctor (#5). Some of you might recall that I discovered a lump in my breast a few years ago. It wasn’t cancer, but it was something that I was required to monitor and visit the doctor every six months about. I hadn’t been since before I got pregnant. I am happy to report that the lump is GONE and my doctor was so pleased that he said some magical words: “See you when you’re 40.” Not for another
TEN YEARS 18 months! Woohoo! Okay, maybe THAT part was pleasurable.
Anybody else working at your lists? How is it going? I WANT TO KNOW!