In a moment of “What should I read next?!?” angst I picked up Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. Picked up is probably a misnomer as I read it on my Kindle, although I DO have to pick up the Kindle, so there’s that. I was shocked at how likable, charming, and relateable he is with his 311 year old self. Who knew?
In the second section of Benny’s autobiography (I feel we are in a long distance friendship–the distance being time–so I call him cute nicknames) which he penned in his 80s he detailed a system he had devised in his youth for self improvement. He initially chose 12 areas to work on and eventually added a 13th after a Quaker friend pointed out that he struggled with pride. He continued using this system for many years and found it quite useful and I got it in my head that I should try it, too. What does one do after making a decision like that? One starts a blog, of course! Ack! I know, I know, I’m the worst. Nevertheless that is how this blog began and I will be posting once a day about my progress with my old pal Benny’s system.