Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Gentle Readers!
I hope that all of you have had a wonderful holiday and are ten pounds heavier. Now what are you going to do with your new year? Personally I am a fan of resolutions. They give me the sense of a “fresh start” to the new year and I love the possibility of bettering yourself no matter your age. Because, guys, you know I am thirty now…
So my personal resolutions are as follows:
1.) Floss More – Now this was a resolution late in coming, specifically last night. I flossed and do you know why? Because I was inspired by the new year and that inspiration manifested itself in a thrall of flossing. What happened was a scene of gore and mayhem. It looked like Butterbean had pummeled my face for a good half hour. One should not have such a bleeding, fragile mouth. And so I RESOLVED to fix this. I need to floss more to build up my gum muscles so I suppose in a way you could say my resolution is to work out. My gums.
2.) Read More – I used to read like a fish. Don’t ask, this phrase works in my head. Reading has always been a critical part of my life, since I learned how to read as a wee lass. In fact, reading was a part of my life before I could personally pick up a book. My father read to me every night before bed, such classics as Rabbit’s New Rug, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and specifically a story he made up about a mermaid. But I feel in the past couple of years reading has fallen by the wayside in favor of less stimulating media, though thankfully I have not fallen to the ranks of being a “Honey Boo Boo” viewer. I want to reclaim my reading persona and so thusly I proclaim! I am a reader!
3.) Begin to Remove Animal Products from My Diet – So I have been an on again / off again vegetarian since High School. I am wading into the waters of becoming an on-again… again. You know what it takes? It takes me watching a food documentary or two, about slaughter house practices and vaganism and then poof! Watch me abstain from meat for a couple of years. Or I will pet a cow in Scotland, a beautiful chestnut long haired cow with big wet eyes and charming horns. And then again, poof! I am a vegetarian. Now I do not know how far down the rabbit hole I will fall this time, but I have decided to cut any unnecessary and easily omitted animal products. This has already begun with almond milk instead of dairy and a vegan butter alternative. Mock me if you will, but that adorable scottish cow will haunt your dreams.
And so we enter into a new year with all earnestness, a clean slate and the will to improve. What are you doing to better thyself?