Monday, January 2, 2012

twenty twelve

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It's that time of year again. Time to make promises to yourself that you'll probably break by February, right?


You are going to do it. You know why? Because I believe in you, and so does the rest of the VLG family.

2012 is going to rock for you.

And if it doesn't do it, you just make 2012 your bitch. If it kicks you down, get up, dust off your badonkadonk, and you walk all over it with your sexy make-my-ass-look-good heels, because that's the kind of warrior woman you are.

Heck, let's do it together. Let's walk hand in hand into January and make 2012 shiver in its boots because DAMN GIRL.

I'll even share my resolutions with you! Please do the same in the comments, especially if we have any in common. We can team up and support each other to achieve more!

Em's Resolutions of Resoluteness

1. Love My Body

I am not very good to my body. I fill it full of crap like Mountain Dew and fast food that makes it sluggish and blah. I don't take vitamins regularly, so my skin and hair are less than radiant, and I never feel completely healthy. I never work out and have a job where I'm sitting on my ever-expanding ass for eight hours a day.

Enough is enough.

I want to show my body the love it deserves. I want to eat healthy, and exercise, and watch it blossom into the toned, healthy, beautiful creation it was meant to be. No diets, no pounds, no sizes. I don't want to have a body like her, or like her. I'm more excited to see what my body will look like when it's at its healthiest and strongest. Because that's how it's supposed to be.

2. Get Tight With J.C.

I'm not the perfect Christian. Lucky for me, there's no such thing as the perfect Christian. Except maybe Christ, who was technically Jewish.

I was raised Catholic, but certain events in my church sort of pushed me away from it (more the people than the Church, to be honest). I largely consider myself to be non-denominational based solely on the fact that I have yet to find a church that suits me.

But you know what? That's not even an issue. I don't have to belong to any one group to worship my savior.

I'm going to read the Bible this year. I never have, not once, in my almost-twenty-seven years. I want to learn the ins and outs of my religion, and read for myself what God says is so. I want to absorb it, question it, and get a better grasp of my views of the world as a modern Christian woman.

3. Think About My Future

I have a problem with looking to the past too much, and worrying about the present even more. It's time to grow up, put on my big-girl panties, and make sure my future is secure. Start my 401K, start spreading out my branches for an actual career, make sure that my life is going in a positive direction instead of just staying in comfortable, safe stagnance.

4. Put Myself First

Okay, so this one sounds pretty damned selfish.

It wouldn't if you knew me.

I am one of those people that have a hard time saying no. I don't like when people I care about are upset with me, and I cave to guilt trips ridiculously easily. I very rarely put my feelings before others, and I tend to bottle up said feelings to the point that it quite literally makes me sick.

My friend Andrew is constantly telling me that I need to start thinking of myself first, and that I should focus on my happiness instead of pushing it to the wayside in order to temporarily please others.

Andrew is too fucking smart for his own good, by the way.

So, 2012 is hereby dubbed the Year of Em as far as I am concerned. It's time to do things for me and not worry what others think about it. I'm going to say yes when the option makes my heart sing, and no when it makes me want to cry. I'm going to snuggle with my boyfriend instead of going out on the town when I feel like it, or hit the bars when I want to, or hole up in my room and do absolutely nothing because my mind NEEDS that. I'm going to make time for me.

So, loves, what are your resolutions? <3


  1. I agree with all of your very very very healthy resolutions. You've got the right idea! =D