The Year of the Oyler

I felt like the first day of a new year warranted at least a micro blog post.  January 1st is the day new resolutions are made around the world.  Unfortunately, they're so rarely kept that it's almost a sarcastic question when someone asks you "So, what's your New Year's Resolution?"  My reason for never making them in the past was two-fold: (1) the cynic in me thought they were hokey and (2) the pessimist in me believed I couldn't keep them.  But, I feel different this year.  Much like I mentioned in my last post about not having the end-of-year blues, I feel optimistic about this year.  With that positive mindset, I am going to publicly announce.....................  


  • I want to be a more engaged person and fully present; at work, while training or with Maddie.  I REALLY struggle with being 100% present where my body is.  My brain is thinking of a thousand different things.  I'm hopeful that by being present and fully engaged with what I am doing, that I can be better than I was last year and happier as a result.  

Oh why the hell not?!

Oh why the hell not?!

  • I want to focus on the positive more.  I'm not operating under some delusion that I'm going to flip a 180 and think everything is all rainbows and puppy dogs, but I want to TRY to block out the negative and not let it drag me down.  Life could be a whole hell of a lot worse and I need to remember that.  Life truly is a gift and I have so much to be grateful for.  So, embrace the positive and try to bob-and-weave to avoid the blows from the negative.  

So, Happy New Year everybody!  I truly hope that 2016 is your best year yet, because I am going to do my best to make it mine!