November 12, 2013

I Probably Shouldn't Publish This ... But Today, I'm Unapologetically Happy

I'm currently sipping on cinnamon chia tea, listening to Brutus snore on the couch, and I just kissed TJ goodbye as he headed out the door to his pre-game skate.

My weekend was spent with Darlene and Sami, and I enjoyed a day of shopping and dinner with two of the wives here. My time was fueled by conversation and laughter instead of trying to figure out which filter would best document this all on Instagram, and not a single thought was had about blogging. 

Is this how "normal" non-blogger people spend their weekends? Because it was glorious.


I probably shouldn't publish this ... but today, I'm unapologetically happy. My life has been simple and wonderful lately, I've been filled with joy in the small things, and I want to scream this all from the rooftops ... but I'm embarrassed to, because no one wants to read that happy horseshit.

People like reading posts like when TJ lost his job or when I lost our baby. I'm sure a majority of this has to do with the blogging community pulling together to leave their sentiments, but let's get real - people roll their eyes when they see someone publicly express how happy they are and how awesome their life is. Those people surely must be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, right?

Wrong.

TJ loves his job. I love the friends I've made here. Our marriage is better than ever. We're all healthy. We love Denver. Brutus has dozens of doggy friends here. Life has just been simple and easygoing, I have zero complaints, and I want to celebrate this time in our lives because it's been a very, very long time since I could honestly share that we're all genuinely happy with who and what and where we are right now.

Join me in this celebration:
What are you unapologetically happy about right now?

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21 comments

  1. Girl, I would marry a hockey player any day! How great is it that he is doing what he loves and you guys get to travel the world together. Your blog is great too. Keep on enjoying the things that make life meaningful.

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  2. I always dreamed about touring with musicians, and then one day I was a roadie selling merchandise on the biggest tour at the time. I loved my job, but in my dreams I was managing the backstage activities for the artist not selling t-shirts & glow sticks! So maybe I didn't actually reach goal, but I still got to travel with musicians! Getting a chance to be happy with what you do for a paycheck is priceless. Keep your head held high Kym, you and TJ are doing great!

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  3. What a perfect post, Kym! Thanks for sharing. And, I love, love, love that quote you added at the bottom. I've recently been trying to figure out what I want to do "when I grow up" and thinking in terms of what I like to do will (I hope) start leading me in the right direction. :)
    Congrats on "making it," whatever that may entail for you guys!

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  4. Sooo you're saying I should be a full time Pinner, Tweeter, Instagramer because that's what I do when I'm procrastinating....
    JK! I do love this post :)

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  5. Omg I love that last quote there, what am I doing when I procrastinate? I need to think about that. Although I don't think I'll be able to find a career watching TV on the couch which is what first comes to mind lol

    I do like my career, somedays I even love it, I just wish I knew what my true passion was so I could chase after it.

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  6. Amen. There are so many misconceptions about athletes and most people don't have the slightest idea how the hierarchy of professional hockey works. You absolutely should feel proud that he makes a living as a professional hockey player! I'm a beat writer for an ECHL team and it seems to me that there is no cooler job in the world.

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  7. I swear you always say exactly how I'm feeling at exactly the right time. I still don't know what I want to do for the rest of my life, right now just being a stay at home mommy makes me feel like I've made it.

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  8. I think it's Awesome. I mean how many guys want to play hockey period opposed to the number that Actually gets paid to do it on a team? Im guessing it's got to be a huge number, and very few players. I read a few different types of blogs, those that are just incredibly witty/eloquent and express themselves 1 billion times better than I ever could, those that are living similar lives to me that I can relate to, those that are just so appealing and make life look perfect 1000% of the time that I can escape reading, and those that are living their dream (or rather my dream!) by getting to move and travel frequently. Guess which category you fit in to? Yeah the living the dream one. Most people would kill for that (myself included!) so I would definitely say you guys have made it :)

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  9. Well said, my love. Very well said. Isn't it funny how we got to that place of realizing we actually want our blog to "go places" and put these crazy numbers and expectations out there, as if those are what makes our blog what it is? Keep blogging for you, you're doing amazing things!

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  10. This is so perfect! I just found your blog today and I love this. My husband is a songwriter and every single time we meet someone new they ask, "So what famous people do you work with?" as if that is the only thing that makes him successful. I always say that he gets to wake up everyday doing what he loves and our bills are paid because of it. No matter who he works with...what more could we want? It is awesome to hear other people with the same sentiment because it is not always easy to keep that attitude. Thanks for this post, can't wait to keep reading!

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  11. I think everyone's definition of "making it" is just a little different than the next persons. I would say as long as you are living a happy & fulfilling life - whatever that may be in your eyes, then you've made it!

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  12. I love this post. I hear the same thing with Gary. He is now working for the front office & couldn't happier. This isn't something I thought my lifr would be either. I'm happy with what I have & who I am with.

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  13. I love this so much!! You both have definitely made it! You should definitely feel accomplished.

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  14. just because we won't ever 'make it' as something does that mean we should give it up? i also wrote something for this weekend along the same lines. the chance of me 'making it' as a famous blogger...oh next to nothing. but i'm ok with that. i love what i do and that's exactly why i do it. spot on dear.

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  15. Love this post and can totally relate. Some people just don't really understand how it all works. It can be exhausting breaking it all down. My response is usually, "hes too old now and he's very happy where he is".

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  16. TJ has definitely made it!



    I'll have made it when I have a job I love that pays the bills. If you have a minute, I poured my heart into a similar post, take a look.

    http://brasshoney.blogspot.com/2013/11/inspiration-entrepreneurs-and-ohter.html

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  17. Your husband has made it! My husband is a retired semi-pro rugby player and although he never made it to the top league here in France, as far as I'm concerned, he made it. Once you get paid for doing something you love and are passionate about, then you've made it. They're lucky ducks! :)

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  18. I used to play ice hockey and my dream was to get paid to play (not as many opportunities/high wages for girls unfortunately!) and even though I loved it, when I went to College I wanted a life. So I think whenever you are doing something that makes you so happy, you've made it!

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  19. I absolutely agree with your assessment... and it's not mean at all. My sister's husband used to be a professional (as in "makes an income from it") soccer player in Germany (he quit last year) and even though he never made it to the Bundesliga he has been pretty lucky to be able to play soccer for a living as long as he did!

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  20. In my head, I'll have made it when I can fully support myself with a job I love. For now, I'm scraping by & paying off debt little by little while doing a job that I like. That's still not bad in my book but I have to remind myself of that sometimes.

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  21. Thanks to my husband, I'm able to work part time to get the benefits he would have to pay big for since he's an independent contractor. This allows me the time to write. I wouldn't say I actively have fun when I'm writing. It's not like I can stop and think, "Wow, I'm having so much fun!" But after the words are on the page, I feel an immense satisfaction, that and pride.


    As far as making it? My goal right now is to be a USA Today Bestselling Author. The book that's coming out on April 14 is the best book I've ever written. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I feel good about it. I feel real good. :)

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