I think the key to happiness is being happy with what you have.
For the most part, no matter what curveballs life throws me, I am content. I have goals, but I don't feel like I need to keep up with the Jones'. That being said, since the start of summer, I felt like I was torn between the ability to simply enjoy my time and waiting anxiously for August to arrive... I try not to wish my time away, but I was so excited for the '10 Things About Me' series, which started August 1, to begin.
I love reading and writing - besides my family - these are my greatest passions. Due to my current health situation, I have been writing less and concentrating more on connecting with other readers and authors. I thought up this new series at the end of June and I invited some of my favorite authors - those I have been reading for years and those I have recently met - to participate. I am delighted, and a little overwhelmed, at the interest and enthusiasm shown for this project... So far my blog has featured Karen Rose Smith, Madison Sevier, Karin Baine, and Jinxie G. Stay tuned for Summerita Rhayne, Rachel Thompson, and Tara Taylor Quinn featured later this month.
I love having guests on my blog. I greatly respect the hard work and dedication of authors. Writing a book is not an easy feat. Being an author is not a career choice for the weak-hearted. So I try to promote the work of other authors as often as I can. Alannah Harte recently visited my blog to talk about her latest release The Real Deal.
I try to visit other blogs and websites as well. On a monthly basis, I write a guest post for The Nuthouse Scribblers. My next piece will be posted this Monday - August 17.
Happiness is all about balance. Work and then play. Doing what you can for others. Doing the activities you love. I hope you are having an awesome summer and that you have unlocked the key to your happiness!
Maya Tyler has been writing romance novels since 2010. She loves music, movies, live theater and reading.