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Easy Changes to Start 2013

Just like having a birthday doesn’t really make you feel older, new years/New Years do/does not really feel new. So, I decided to force 2013 to be different. Here are six little things I did to make the new year feel like a fresh start:

  1. Changed ringtones
    I don’t care if you splurge on the Skrillex remix or just pick something for your phone’s banked arsenal. It’s a change. An easy and noticeable one. 
  2. Managed emails
    Deleted old messages, but more importantly, unsubscribed from rarely-read newsletters and retail spam.
  3. Assessed my pantry
    Tossed the old stuff and purchased the staples I didn’t realize I was almost out of–can’t bake on an empty pantry.
  4. Accepted a challenge 
    Finally did one of those “I’m going to read this many books this year” things. (See read with me box in the left sidebar.)
  5. Updated office supplies
    You know what’s nice? A fresh stack of sticky notes, perhaps in fun new colors or shapes, and Sharpies that aren’t black, blue, more black, and dry. I even splurged on a hardcopy planner–but you don’t have to go that far.
  6. Resolved realistically 
    I made a new year’s resolution that wasn’t related to losing weight I wouldn’t work to lose, or eating things I’d never actually eat for more than a day. Instead I went for something simple, easy, and extremely superficial so that I never doubted the results: I resolved to put lipstick on before I walk out the door for the first time everyday. I look and feel like a new person, and people really seem to dig it.
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Take Ten

It’s the day. The day after New Year’s Day. The day when people actually start their resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Run every day. Go to church. Drink less. Drink more. Save the whales. Find Elvis.

So, I too, plan to join the millions who attempt to start the year right.

  1. Go mall-walking, three mornings a week.
  2. Eat fruits and vegetables.
  3. Stop tanning.
  4. Pack lunch and dinner for work.
  5. Avoid the food court at all costs.
  6. Enjoy only one caffeinated beverage per day.
  7. Bake only once per month, or for special occasions.
  8. Read and write more with the English blog.
  9. Keep in touch with my friends better.
  10. Get freelance work in, on time.

All right 2010, let’s show this old girl what’s up.

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