It’s this time of the year: tame new year’s resolutions are popping all over the Internet, and I can’t take it any more. Seriously, enough is enough. I am sick and tired of do-gooders advocating (in no particular order) clean eating, virtual kindness and hashtag solidarity. I am a French woman, and I want to be a badass. And I won’t apologise for being who I am. So what will I do this year? Well, I will try to be…myself, warts and all. Because that’s more than enough, right? So what does it mean?
I will not do any detox
Seriously, does anyone believe in detox any more? And what’s wrong with a glass of wine from time to time? Why do we have to detox from all the things we like? Life is to be enjoyed, me thinks.
I will have my cake and eat it.
I love baking anyway. And it’s all about quality over quantity, right? What can be better than a homemade cake? I have read somewhere that clean eating is a dirty word now anyway.
Don’t mess with me.
I am tired of being nice. Seriously, what is it with us women always trying to do ‘the right thing’ and suck it up? I have been told far too many times to grit my teeth and smile politely when someone says or does something stupendously rude, and I can’t do it any more. Furthermore, my choices may be unconventional, but I won’t apologise for them. And don’t you dare judge me. Not happy? Go get your own life and screw your judgement.
because life isn’t a fairytale…
I will spend more time in the sun
I am sick and tired of the British weather. I need more light, more sun. When we came back from Australia, the cold physically hurt me. Seriously, I don’t think I can take this crappy weather much longer. How do you guys do it? What is everybody’s secret?
I will keep on running
Running is my therapy. I have been told that I was insane, that running was bad for my knees, and so on, and so forth. It’s amazing how people feel compelled to have an opinion on what I do. So watch this space, I have a few great races lined up. Running is also another of my excuses to travel the world.
I will keep on writing
Again, that’s just who I am, so why change it? It feels quite nice to have a voice, and to get the occasional piece published in a national newspapers.
I will try to stop feeling guilty
As a mother, feeling guilty comes with the territory. I am no exception, and I need to learn to let go. The pressure we mums put on ourselves is far too great. I will try to learn to relax. After all, it’s not that big a deal if my children dont get the best possible grades or aren’t selected in the netball team.
I will grow older gracefully
It doesn’t mean that I will let myself go. It just means that the pressure is off. No need to overdo it. After all, I don’t want to end up with a pillow face.
So what about you? What are your new year’s resolution? On this note, I wish you all a great year 2017!