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Hey there!

I’m Jane Laskey, the Jane behind Plain Jane’s Guide to Happiness. Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m a 50+ Minnesotan. Like most women I know, I’ve been many things: farmgirl, student, friend, waitress, actress, carriage driver, secretary, trainer, wife, project manager, mom, salesperson, reporter, writer and now, blogger.

The list goes on (and on). But I’m not done yet, not by a long shot. In fact, I’m just getting started! There are a dozen passion projects and adventures that I can’t wait to begin.

I’ll bet you do, too.

The clock is ticking, and is it just me or is it getting louder?! (It’s definitely getting louder…) Our golden years are almost upon us. It’s truly now or never.

Which brings me to a critical question: what’s stopping us?

If not now, when?

I’m determined to make the second half of my life the best half of my life. To do that, I’m focusing on the things that make me feel alive and ditching the things that don’t.


These are my keepers: laughter, inspiration, friendship, love, health, creativity, curiosity and personal growth.

I need these things like I need the air I breathe. They make me feel enthusiastic, energetic, and, yes, happy. That’s why I am constantly seeking ways to weave them into my life.

Then there are the things that stop me in my tracks, waste my time, and sap my energy. These are my joy-killers and they are going, going, gone!

Here’s what’s in my discard pile: perfectionism, negative self-talk, living in the past, baseless worry, fear of failure, and self-destructive habits. (I’m talking to you, Oreos!)

What’s on your list?

Ready or Not, Here I Come!

This blog is my message to the world: I’m ready for Act Two.

Each week I will track my journey to a happier, better me. Stop in for posts on Personal Growth, Health & Wellness, Inspiration, Passion Projects, and Creativity. I’ll be sharing resources, inspiration, and ideas for living your best life ever.

I hope you’ll join me! Every adventure is better with a friend at your side.

Jane