Monday, March 16, 2020

A-to-Z 2020 Theme Reveal: Joy

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Hello! As I write this, I'm realizing that I set myself up for two reveals in a row: first the yellow wall, now my A-to-Z Theme. Perhaps next week, you will learn that I am the Masked Singer? Stay tuned!

My A-to-Z theme this year is Joy. Here's a quick recap of how that came about: each member of my critique group chooses a word for the new year to hopefully inspire and guide us in our writing. 2019 felt like the equivalent of a wet blanket for me, so I wanted to choose a word to bring good energy into my life in 2020. After some deliberation, I settled on Joy.

To help me along on my journey, my sister gave me the book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, by Ingrid Fetell Lee. I am working through one chapter a month and trying to implement a change or two for the better. (If you're curious, this is the reason for the yellow wall.) I call it Joy Project 2020.

Please come back and visit often during April as I work my way through an alphabet's worth of joyful things, people, and places. If you leave a comment, I will do my best to return the favor.

Happy Blogging!!


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20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful theme...We need so much of this and I will be looking forward to reading your take. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Sonia! Good luck to you, too!

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  2. Looking forward to your posts and to see if we pick any of the same topics since bliss and joy are so close! Weekends In Maine

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    1. Yes, I'm curious whether we will come up with any of the same subjects!

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  3. That is such a great theme. We sure need some more joy in our life, especially in t his moment.

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Theme Reveal - Living the Twenties

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    1. That's so true. Little did I know in January when I chose my word of the year!

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  4. Wow!!I really love the idea of your projects to focus on a certain aspect each time.. And yes,your rearrangement of the study area shows you are all set for the challenge.. Best of luck.See you around..

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    1. Comment came as unknown..This is Pashmeena Chowdhary.. Thabks..

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    2. Thanks, Pashmeena! Good luck to you, too!

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  5. Lovely theme. And I'm not just saying that because it's my name!

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    1. Haha! I was excited to find your blog for that very reason!

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  6. this one is really a positive and refreshing theme. the book also looking promising to me, which you had mentioned in the post.
    all the best for challenege

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  7. Great theme! You might like The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. I just finished it and loved it. I'm looking forward to following along!

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    1. How funny, I'm currently reading The Book of Delights. And enjoying it! Going to pop over now and visit your blog :-)

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  8. Impressive theme Jenny. Looking forward to your content :)
    Do check out if my theme interests you: http://www.rightpurchasing.com/a2zchallenge/
    --rightpurchasing.com

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  9. Joy is one of my words for this year. I look forward to reading about your joy.

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    1. It's nice to make a joy connection :-) Thanks for visiting, Morgan!

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  10. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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