I am an American living in Copenhagen with my husband and two kids. The purpose of this blog was to answer this question:

Can I become more disciplined, and consequently have a more fulfilling life, simply by articulating my long-term goals and then each day writing down the steps I have taken to effect them?

I started this project the day after hearing a great podcast with Seth Godin.

So far, after a few weeks of the practice, the answer is yes.

  • I have increased my level of physical activity.
  • Though I still struggle with some bad habits (sugar is the biggest foe), I now try to put as much planning and care into my own meals as I do for my children.
  • My home is more pleasantly clean and inviting now thanks to enlisting the help of my family via chore lists tied to a weekly allowance.
  • I try to limit screen time for myself while with loved ones and try to make more of an effort to make our time together count. For example, we have been lighting candles at the table when we have dinner or taking bike rides together when the sun shines.
  • I am more aware of how important it is to give generously of myself. For example, I now embrace the chance to help set up and clean up for a party at my daughter’s school.
  • I am trying to be more mindful of my spending. This was one of the first months where we have ended with money left over, and I think the blog played a role in this.
  • I am trying to challenge myself to learn and make new things. I have recently started fermenting my own sauerkraut, for example.
  • I also have enjoyed trying to look at all the many blessings in my life on a daily basis. Not only does this practice make me happier, but it also motivates me to give more.
I feel powerful when I make sauerkraut.

I feel powerful when I make sauerkraut.


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