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Living in an RV : Day 10

I've lived in my RV for 10 days now. I have only gone back to the condo to get clothes, and to sleep one night (basically I picked a loud parking spot that was 10 feet from the condo and it was 5am so I just went inside instead of driving to a quiet spot). A lot of things have panned out as expected, but there have also been some big surprises.

I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea. I totally love living in this RV. It's a great feeling to drive over to my mom's house and have her say "Oh, you didn't happen to bring those tickets, did you?" and to just be able to walk into my house and get them.

My parents are really into the RV thing, which is funny. They're always a bit skeptical about my schemes. My dad helped me take out the CRT TV and the Microwave which I replaced with a flat panel and a flash bake oven. My mom made me nice curtains. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to totally trick out the RV. The carpet smells a bit musty so I might put in granite tile or bamboo floors. I think that would be neat.

Happiness Review

On Mike Dariano

We're halfway through December. The month is passing and I feel like a dog with its head out the window. There are so many good things to examine and not enough time to examine them. This might be why Gretchen Rubin took a year to write her Happiness book. Nevertheless I will continue on, but first, what I have learned so far? This year of change is going to be for nothing if I'm not constantly applying and reviewing the things I'm experimenting with.

I started looking at love and money - two things I thought were pillars of happiness.

That's it so far. Smile more, get married, give money to charities not stores, and start trying to control your thoughts.

On another level there's the writing and reading about happiness. It's a handful. A lot of this stuff I'm sharing is stuff I'm scraping together at 5am or when listening to a TEDTalk on the elliptical. My stack of books from the library is almost as tall as my youngest daugher. The pursuit is making me happy.

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