Health and Happiness

My goal for the New Year is to be healthier and happier.  This may sound like a simple and self-centered goal, but my theory is that if everyone focused a little more time and energy toward improving their own health and defining what makes them happy, the world would be a better place.  Of course, if you happen to be so innately hateful and lacking in insight and judgment that your idea of happiness or fulfillment is blowing up a plane full of fellow human beings; then your pursuit of happiness probably won’t make the world a better place.  I’d like to think this attitude is the exception and not the rule.

My goal for this blog is simply to start using it again.  I recently saw the movie Julie and Julia which has inspired me to think that I can write an incredibly fascinating odyssey detailing my pursuit of these two simple yet elusive goals (she wrote about recipes—how interesting could that be!?).  My brilliant insights and creative and witty writing style would get me some loyal readers.  This would lead to a book deal and my ‘story’ would be made into a movie, thus leading to success, wealth and fame (my ulterior goals).  I would become instantly happy because I could quit my job and focus on buying happiness rather of struggling to define it in intangible terms.  The money would also be enough to hire a personal trainer and a personal chef who would rapidly transform my body into the skinny (the ulterior goal) body that I’ve always wanted.  Then again, I suppose I could be a bit more realistic.  Maybe if I force myself to write an entry every week, this will empower me to think more deeply about what makes me happy and why I can’t seem to make food and exercise choices that contribute to my overall health and energy level.