I finally decided that I am to join in Jamie’s Next Chapter Book Blogging Group for The Joy Diet by Martha Beck.
Why I said I “finally decided” to join the activity?
Well, personal development as a cultural movement has been going on for a very long time. And just like any other persons, who want to better oneself, I have been reading this type of books for years. Perhaps I’ve been reading too many of them, the appeal started to diminish over the years. Also, I have troubles of getting through and stick with the program, hence could never rip the benefits which the books offered.
When Jamie announced the book title for The Next Chapter after “Wreck This Journal”, my immediate reaction: Nope, I’m not gonna do this again. (I don’t mean this particular book. I’m referring to the personal development program.) However, after these last few weeks checking the names of fellow bloggers who registered for the program, I began to have second thoughts.
Firstly, lots of ex-wreck stars have signed up for this one. If I join up, I’ll be “connecting” with them again.
Secondly, I’ve never worked on personal development with a group before. And it might be one of the reasons why I can’t finish one. With a leader like Jamie and the group, I might be able to finish it this time.
Thirdly, the usual benefits of joining group activities – making new friends, more fun, more energy etc.
I’m beginning to look forward the start of the program on 18/09!
(Hope my book arrives on time!)