Well, I did it. I came full circle. Last New Year’s Eve I told some friends at a party that my resolution was to start blogging. What was I going to blog about they asked. I didn’t know… I just wanted to take my love for writing and making people laugh and then merge them into a hobby for myself. This year when people asked what I did for fun I actually had an answer: I blog.
Normally I come up with resolutions that last oh… a week or so and then go back to my old ways. (By the way, what’s so wrong with the old way of doing things?) But not this year. This year, I wrote my very first blog on January 1st and went on to write 22 more blog over the next 365 days. I surprised myself with my continued attention to this blog and the enjoyment I got from each writing session. It is incredibly liberating to just share stories from my life with whoever wants to listen. It’s been surprising to watch how many people view my stories, comment on them, and then… then… find out that people actually subscribed to my blog! (OK, so it’s like 6, but that’s REALLY exciting to me!)
So…. what do I do this year? What resolutions do I make as a twenty-something moving forward into my… (gasp) late twenties in 2012? Read on!
Resolution #1: I will be nicer.
OK, so I am a nice girl. But I can get a little catty. I call those my “Reality TV moments.” I attribute my occasional z-snap to the sassy Real Housewives, my icy stare downs to the Kardashians, and my excessive cussing to the Jersey Shore. The moment I feel the need to share a saucy thought with a friend about someone else, I will stop myself and say, “This is real life. Your actions and words have actual consequences and will not results in higher ratings.” Done.
Resolution #2: I will not look like a lost puppy when shopping for baby gifts at Target.
Last year, I experienced several trips to Target in search of the perfect gift for my friends’ new babies. I would walk in, print out their registry, and then stagger around looking for aisle E7. E7? Who thought of this system? After a kind employee pointed me in the right direction my jaw dropped upon reading that my friend wanted some “nipple pads” and “butt paste.” What the hell? Are you trying to kill me with embarrassment? You’re going to get an outfit of my choosing and you’re going to like it! Done.
Resolution #3: I will find my best angle and pose when getting my picture taken.
Go ahead, call me self-centered, but this is something I think every girl needs to figure out. In a typical year, I have one maybe two photos, of the hundreds that were taken where I actually like the way I look. You know what I’m talking about. You load the pictures from a vacation onto your computer and find The One. Your hair is almost glistening, your skin is just the right tone, your look happy but not cheesy, fake, happy, and your body looks relaxed as if your hand just happened to be on your hip when the picture was taken. Perfection, or at least as close as you can get. It quickly becomes my Facebook profile picture, computer wallpaper, framed an end table, and slapped onto our Christmas card. This shouldn’t happen once a year. It should just happen always. Maybe I can talk my hubbie into acting like paparazzi this year for practice? Done.
Happy 2012 my fellow bloggers! May your resolutions be lighthearted and your days filled with laughter!