I am a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, and I read it every year. I was thrilled to learn that she had written another book, Happier at Home, that focuses on making her home more comfortable and inviting by tackling projects around her home. This is the gist of the book:
One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.
And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already.
So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
I can’t wait to read it! Her Happiness Project greatly affected me, so I know this book will do the same. Will y’all check it out?