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Bring it, 2011!


Making a New Year’s resolution makes about as much sense as turning a robe backward and calling it a Snuggie. I mean, why pick one day of the year to resolve to be better? Shouldn’t we resolve for self-improvement all 365 days of the year so we don’t have to cram?

So screw a New Year’s resolution, make year-round resolutions. Such as…

• Resolve to talk to strangers more, even though your mom told you not to when you were a kid.
• Resolve to live like you’re on stage — life isn’t a dress rehearsal. And the show must always go on!
• Resolve to treat others the way you want to be treated, and be sure to treat yourself that way, too.
• Resolve to take risks. Playing it safe should be kept to a game of slow pitch softball.
• Resolve to be the kind of woman you’d want your daughter to be, or the kind of man you’d want your son to be.
•Resolve to listen more to your intuition. Your head is too critical and over rationalizes, and your heart can be naive – your gut is never wrong. Especially when it tells you you’re hungry.
• Don’t be afraid to fall. It’s better to have a broken heart that can heal than a closed heart that can never feel.
• Resolve to distinguish between your friends and frenemies, and to love your haters.
• Resolve to throw out the to-dos and to-don’t lists and just do more of what you want to do vs. what you need to do. Don’t be miserable a second of 2011. (Six month doctor check-ups and jury duty excluded. Those are necessary)
• Resolve to tell the inner critic in your head to shut the front door, and silence all negative and worrisome thoughts.
• Resolve to say yes anytime someone asks you to dance — even if they aren’t cute and you have no rhythm. It beats sitting out in the corner.
• Resolve to go to the gym — but not just because you want to lose weight but because exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Resolve to be happy!

And why all this pressure to kiss someone when the clock strikes midnight? We’re not on a deadline like Cinderella. Why not wait for a prince in 2011 rather than just kissing a frog, and getting warts! Life isn’t a fairytale. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all live like it’s one.
So the best resolution we can make is to live happily ever after.

Oh, and you should also resolve to read more of the Bang Town blog, my new home at Creative Loafing until Love, Brittney launches 😉