Confession: I have tried writing this first post of 2015 at least 5 times now. Every time I think I know what I want to say, I sit down, start writing, decide that it’s rubbish, and promise myself to try again later. But maybe now that I’m shaking off the holiday haze (I am finally wearing real pants today for the first time in 5 days…I’m not sure if I’m ashamed of that or pleased that I managed to wear elastic-waist yoga pants or sweat pants exclusively for 4 days), I think I’m finally going to finish this post to kick off my 2015 blogging.
So, initially I was going to write about my inner turmoil about whether to quit blogging or continue (maybe because I have a hard time with social media overload because I find myself feeling discontent or jealous about other people’s internet lives, which is what I call the part of life that people are willing to show/brag about to everyone else but which does not include the bumps in the road too. Which then maybe makes me wonder if I, too, contribute to the problem that (I think) I am not alone in having with spending time on social media and instead of focusing on all the amazing blessings of every day, I grump about what my life isn’t/doesn’t yet include. This monologue also may have included some references to one of my favourite, but already canceled, shows of the year, Selfie, which everyone should watch on abc.com or hulu or wherever you can find it because it was intellectual and brilliant and hilarious, but also included really good insights on how obsessed people can be with their internet lives to the point where they forget to have meaningful real-life relationships and although I’d like to think I’m not too obsessed with my phone, social media, etc, it still made me think about how much time I spend in the virtual world vs. the real world). BUT after a few failed attempts to articulate exactly what I was feeling without sounding arrogant, hypocritical, and/or pathetic, I ditched that idea.
Instead, I’m going to do what everyone else does this time of year and tell you about my New Year’s resolution!
I think I’ve mentioned before that normally I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions. This is mainly because I think that every day is a new gift from God and you don’t necessarily have to wait for a new year to roll around to make changes, big or small, to your life. But there is something refreshing about a reset at the beginning of a new year.
For those of you who know me, you may be aware that sometimes I tend to be, shall we say, a negative Nelly about, well, life. My mom used make me tell her 3 good things about my day for a long time when I was younger because otherwise all she would hear from me was how awful everything was. It is possible that my husband has also tried to implement this practice from time to time since we have been together. As much as I (surprise, surprise) may grumble about it, I do think my life could stand more good and less grumpiness (although not less Grumpy Cat memes because I find Grumpy Cat hilarious). My goal is to blog once a week (pretty lofty goal for this girl, but we’ll see how long I can make that happen) and share at least 5 good things about the week (has to be more than 3, since 3 should be my daily number).
So here we go:
1. Derrick and I are both sick (not good), but unless I feel remarkably better tomorrow morning, I will probably call in sick tomorrow and spend my day reading and watching Elementary (a new obsession of mine; I know, I’m a bit late in starting to watch, but it’s clever and I like it)
2. I just did my nails (thanks Jamberry) and I think they look pretty cute.
3. I watched ABC’s Galavant last night and was quite entertained by it (this included some fabulous songs including “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever”) and I’m looking forward to next week’s show.
4. I finally get a haircut this week (I was supposed to have one in December but the “storms” apparently were so bad that my salon closed the day of my appointment).
5. I’m currently still beating my mom’s 7-day FitBit step total; pretty much my mom is Superwoman and always is beating me but with the holidays I managed to take the lead for a few days (although being sick this week probably means I will drop way below her again <sigh>).
Alright, well, 2015 is under way, the blog has a new look, and (hopefully) a more cheerful attitude 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.