January 2, 2012

Because being happy is good for my health.

All this talk about resolutions has me thinking I should make one. And we all know peer pressure can be such a bitch. I mean, no joke, I actually started to ponder whether or not I was becoming a little morally bankrupt or overly complacent because I couldn't think of anything I wanted to 'resolve' to do better, or differently this year. I'm in a really good place. But the truth is, New Year's resolutions just aren't my thing. I'm not saying I'm perfect, by any means. I've just never jumped on the New Year's resolution bandwagon.

Well, minus last year, when I attempted to give this whole resolution thing a shot for the first time.

I vowed, simply, to take better care of myself. I reasoned that by taking better care of myself, I would in turn be better at taking care of the people I love most. Sweet, right? I had good intentions. And I tried. But I didn't exactly knock this one out of the park. I ate a little better ... sometimes. I found my way to the gym ... recently. I made time for myself ... here and there. Generally speaking, I did find the balance I was so desperately hoping to find, but it wasn't because it was my New Year's resolution.

I have always put my husband and Linden first. I know that's fairly common, but I also know that there has to be a healthy balance. Last season, I was too busy making sure everyone else was okay that I forgot to take care of myself. I needed to figure my shit out. Lock it up, ya know?

So I did.

But my motivation was my marriage. My sanity. Not some irrational fear that I might not be able to tell everyone that I kicked my resolution's ass.

I mean, why should I resolve to do better now? Why not six days ago? Or on November 22? Or July 16? If we are going to resolve to do better, to be better, shouldn't we do it every day? I get that it's a new year, and for many people that means a clean slate, but in all honesty, with our lifestyle, it almost makes more sense to make some sort of resolution every August as we depart on our next big hockey adventure in God-only-knows-where.

New city. New people.

That's my new year, really.

That's my proverbial clean slate.

So no resolutions for this chick. I am just going to keep doing what I have been doing ... deciding to be happy.

Because being happy is good for my health.


  1. Tag, you it!
    To play along you must, post 11 random things yourself. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you on my post. Cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them. Even if you don't do this atleast leave a comment with your answer to my questions. :)
    happy new year.

  2. sounds like a plan! I have vowed to put myself at least third on my list rather than last like i usually do lol!!

  3. Considering you're following a fabulous lead...I'd say stick with it :) Happy new years to you and your happiness all around.

  4. I LOVE your Header! The baby in the helmet is precious! Happy New Year to you!

  5. You put into words exactly how I feel about NY resolutions! Why not start when you notice something needs to be changed. All I wanted this year was to keep being happy, 'cause you are right, it is great for your health :) Welcome back! Looks like I have a bit to catch up on, friend. Hope your holidays were great and can't wait to see more from the blog in the new year.

  6. Well aren't YOU just too cool for school! ;)

    I can get behind happy though.

  7. happy is where it's at! lovely to find you on here! thanks for stopping by my blog as well. xxxx

  8. happiness is where it's at! happy new year xxx

  9. Thanks for following my blog. Look forward to getting to know you.

  10. Great post and I love that you said you have been "deciding to be happy." So many don't realize it's a decision. And when you discover that the world is your oyster :).

  11. Hear, hear!!!


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