Happiness is Reaching Your Goals
Es dificil, mas no imposible. ~ Isis, my Spanish teacher
I’ve written her on the site before about how setting and achieving goals can make you happier. I’m not one of these type A madmen who feels you have to set and achieve it at all costs, hell I’m a well-known quitter. Why do something that’s killing your spirit, but I diverge. I think it’s important to have a direction. In my life, almost every time I’ve set a goal that goal has morphed into something else but that something else was very often in the direction of the original goal. So this is where tonight’s quote comes in, and for those of you with no Spanish background or access to Google Translate, let me, it is difficult, but not impossible. She says this a lot, and it’s accurate of learning to speak Spanish as it is with so many other things, we just need the drive, the patience and the time.
The reason all of this goal nonsense is on my mind tonight is because today on the Ministry of Happiness we hit the goal we set for annual page views. Given that it would be a partial travel year I figured we could make and average of fifty page views a day, or 18,000 page views for the year. We hit that mark today, forty-seven days before the end of the year. Yes, my friends, forty-seven days until 2019. My hope is, given that December is always a strong month on the blog, that we’ll actually make 20,000 page views for the year. It’s not a big blog, but one I’m proud of and one that nearly 225 people subscribe to. Never would have I imagined that there were 225 people on Earth remotely interested in all of my wanderings and rantings, but apparently there are and I’m grateful for every single one of them. Thank you to all of you who read this blog and have made it successful.
It’s also November my friends, a month where we all try a little harder to be more grateful than we usually are the rest of the year. I’m quite grateful for my life and the people in it. I’m grateful for open borders in other countries that allow folks like me to come see what things are like in the rest of the world. Especially grateful for the perspective that provides when I return back to the United States. My deepest hope is that through this blog I can somehow convince more of you that you’ll be happier if you travel. This year my annual goals were really built around my 2018 road trip and after a change of plans due to a heart condition, I’ve realized almost everything I wanted to do, including living for a couple of months in Oaxaca from where I sit writing this piece tonight. Have a happy day friends and thank you again for year readership, comments, thoughts and support. ~ Rev Kane