My blog posts are pretty personal, so if you read around a bit (especially this post from December 2012, in which I interview myself), you’ll probably find out a fair amount about me (except for my kids’ names or photos of the faces of anyone in my family. Because I’m, you know, paranoid).
But there are a few pieces of information that might help you in your browsing:
I blog under the pseudonym “CJ,” a childhood nickname that could (but doesn’t) stand for Calamity Jane, Currant Jam, or Corrigible Joker.
My spouse, my two kiddos (ages 8 and 3), and my two cats all feature more or less often in my posts. I spend my days homeschooling my kids, reading, writing, dreaming about thru hiking the Appalachian Trail or living in an RV, and trying to practice compassion in all of my interactions.
About Imperfect Happiness
The title “Imperfect Happiness” was an attempt to remind myself that the purpose of my project was to increase my capacity for and experience of happiness, not yet another excuse to try and attain perfection. This still seems pertinent to my life and my blogging, so I’ve kept it even though my Happiness Project ended long ago (on July 31, 2011).
Despite my attempts to rein in the blog and make it conform to a stricter definition of itself since my Happiness Project ended, I continue to blog pretty much all over the place. You’ll find recipes, posts about gentle parenting (check out—and add to—my Gentle Parenting Bibliography), book reviews, an interview or two, posts about homeschooling, responses to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, hikes I’ve been on, my take on current events and subjects of interest to me, and lots of posts about cute things my kids do and say.
My newest “big” challenge is my Cavalcade of Classics reading challenge, which began on January 1st, 2013. Check out the link to see the list of 88 classics I’ve challenged myself to read by January 1, 2018.
You’ll find many of these on the pages listed under the “Other Regular Features” link up top there, or, of course, you can click the links in this “About” page.
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