I’ve never been one to make a resolution and stick to it only because I forget about it come February. So instead of declaring a single resolution that I will commit to half ass-ly (yes…half ass-ly), I have decided to make a pledge to 2014 that will help myself and some of you to be better women next year and then some. In 2014, I pledge to not be that girl.
Don’t be that girl who never has time. I know—it’s really hard to muster up the energy to meet up a few friends after a long work day but stop being the girl who always says “no.” A few more hours away from Netflix might be good for you. Good friends are hard to come by and great friends will always be there, so cherish them—a 12 hour day and a few martinis won’t kill you.
Don’t be that girl who talks bad about her body. There’s a 90 percent chance you’ve already made a resolution to eat better and workout more. You’ll probably end up following through to an extent, so why put yourself down? You’re putting in the effort and though results may appear more slowly than you’d like, you’re still physically changing for the better. Now work on the mental change.
Don’t be that girl who wears leggings as pants. It’s never going to happen. Just stop it now.
Don’t be that girl who hates men. If you’ve had bad experiences with your share of men, maybe there’s something you need to change. There are a lot of men that are really stupid (like, a lot of them) but not all men suck. You’re only scarring yourself and preventing what could potentially be great relationships and experiences.
Don’t be that girl who wears her hair down at the gym. If you’re committing to working out, buy some damn scrunchies.
Don’t be that girl who thinks everything from Trader Joe’s is healthy. I like TJ’s— it’s unique, most things are organic, some things are imported, it’s nice. But just because it is a privately owned chain doesn’t mean its products have less calories. Pretzels at Safeway have the same amount of calories as Pretzel Sticks from TJ’s. Just sayin’…
Don’t be that girl who is mad at the world. You are only allowed to consistently complain for 7 days straight once a month. Other than that, don’t be the girl who is sour about everything. Everyone is entitled to their dislikes but there is nothing worse than declaring your hatred for something over and over or trying to round the troops for your hater bandwagon.
Don’t be that girl who spends too much time getting ready. Wear less makeup, do less weird things to your hair. Get ready faster, go out, have fun, enjoy your life. Be simple.
Don’t be that girl who loses things. Stop losing your phone, your keys, and your friends.
Don’t be that girl who diets but then drinks too much. Yeah you can eat lettuce all week long, but when the weekend comes around, those Long Islands will get the best of you calorie-wise. And I don’t think twerking at the club burns as many calories as you think.