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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Start a Project

When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for summer vacation to start. Ten whole weeks with nothing to do! Glorious!

Then, after two or three weeks, the boredom started to set in. And by mid-summer, ugh.

What usually saved me from insanity was a project.

One summer, it was a train set, complete with papier-mâché mountains and Bristol board buildings.

Another summer, it was reading books by James Michener.

And another, it was writing songs with a high-school buddy.

Later, when I owned a house, there was landscaping, painting, and carpentry to be done.

You see, by getting deeply into a project, I gave myself a reason to get up in the morning.

You're looking at one of my current projects: these 365 "secrets."

And lately, I found a list of "key temples" in China, and I've immersed myself in research before I set out to see them all.

I still love projects.

Is your life lacking a little "oomph"? Are you just plain bored?

Find a project, and dive into it headfirst.

You'll be happier.

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