Jen Warman: New Freakin' Mummy


That Time January Bullied Me Into Making a Resolution


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So, it's the NEW YEAR!

No pressure, but...

Have you resolved to finally get that Olympian-fit body you've been longing for? And give up carbs, gluten, sugar, caffeine, and oxygen? Are you going to focus on finding your inner "quiet" so you can be a louder "you"? Are you going to recycle gum wrappers and stop using water bottles and never buy leather or paper coffee cups or stupid toys at the dollar store? 

Yeah, me too. Totally. I'm all in. Just let me finish this leftover Christmas cookie and tall vanilla latte from Starbucks as I loosen the buckle on my new leather belt.


I have the best of intentions, really I do.  And I feel like I should make some sort of resolution. Even just a word to focus on to inspire me for 2016. I'm normally really into that kind of crap. But for some reason (maybe I'm still in a turkey coma?) I haven't felt the urge to make any big declarations for 2016.

Sure, I want to get a children's book published. 

And a TV-show made.

And get into the best shape of my life.

And continue to spend quality time with my kids. And husband. And friends. 

And continue writing this blog and producing more videos. 

And start earning some serious Benjamins (err - Sir Robert Borden's?) Agh. Canadian currency is so not cool.

And do small DIY renos around my house that will make our space feel even more love-filled.

And spend more time in nature.

And buy some land on a lake. And build a YURT (partly cuz it's so cool, and partly cuz it's so fun to say!)

Hmmm. Okay, I guess I do have an ongoing "list" of things I want to accomplish and focus on - but the January resolution just feels so...threatening! I feel like January has a furrowed brow (that is still somehow glittery?) and is saying "So, what have you got to say for yourself, Missy?" Or...something like that.

And now I've pressured myself into a corner just thinking about it, so I'm going to pick a damn WORD to focus on for 2016. Okay? Are you happy with yourself, January?

My word for 2016 will be...

I was almost too embarrassed to write that word down once I really thought about it, because it almost sounds... superficial? But I truly define success by my own standards - so I guess that's all that matters. Basically, I just have many things that are important to me and I'm excited to make some things really HAPPEN. So. 2016. I'm ready. Let's go.

Just let me finish this damn cookie first. 

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