It’s the new year. And in the new year, we set new goals. So – Bron and I sat down, and figured out a few of our top resolutions for 2014. I generally hate New Year resolutions, people fail – there is too much hype – rah rah rah. But this year WILL BE DIFFERENT. I am determined for 2014 to be 175% better than 2013. I have found a new lease on life since Beyonce released her visual album > and I’m channeling that into the year ahead.
Please note, I don’t want a body like Jessica Alba nor to run as fast Usain Bolt > these aren’t goals, they are dreams. Setting yourself up for failure is so 2012. So here are our seemingly achievable year end goals, we are aiming for the high shelf in the kitchen, not the stars. Keep it real.
*** PLAY Grown Woman – Beyonce while reading, it’s empowering:
“HARIBO IS NOT IT’S OWN FOOD GROUP”
Vegetables are a food group. Meat is a food group. Haribo is not, it does not constitute a meal, nor a substitute for a meal. This year, we are all about clean eating – and minimizing our intake of Haribo to more of a 1-3 pieces per serving vibe.
“BERLIN ISN’T COMPARABLE TO MELBOURNE PRICES – SPEND LESS.”
Just because a winter jacket in Australia is going to set you back about $400, doesn’t mean it should in Berlin. Things are cheap here – spend less. Find the thrill in the game of thriftiness, and if you can’t? Be OK with what you’ve got, because probably you have enough.
“LEARN TO MAKE BREAD, GLUTEN FREE.”
Eating is expensive enough, without having to purchase things of the gluten free variety. In 2014 your mate Bron is learning how to bake gluten free bread. Because diet shouldn’t be a chore, ever. And your guts should never be penalized financially.
“BE MORE LIKE BEYONCE, RATE YOURSELF”
2013 has been a big year for reactionary-second-best type behaviour, it’s exhausting. The new year is all about recognising self worth and not settling. We are OFFICIALLY all better than that.
“EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE.”
You know what’s up? Endorphins. Looking back on life in general, I don’t think I’m going to remember how little sleep I got in order to manage exercise in my life – I would hope I will just remember how happy I was. Contributing factors to happiness – endorphins. Get some.
“DRESS BETTER REGULARLY.”
Once upon a time, I used to take a lot of care of my appearance. I had nice clothes, wore minimal make up daily and brushed my hair regularly. Now? I don’t remember the last time I wore make up or blow dried by hair. I have 5 over-sized jumpers on rotation that I wear with black jeans. In 2014, I want to give a shit again. Berlin has transformed me into a complacent person – I WILL NO LONGER BE FASHIONABLY COMPLACENT.
“WINE DOESN’T CONSTITUTE A MIDNIGHT SNACK.”
Eating after 9P should not be my (want to be) skinny person reality. Therefor, eating after a few drinks just because I’m a little tiddly and hungry is a thing of the past. I won’t starve in my sleep, I will wake up and eat in the morning. Get a grip Lucy.
“LEARN GERMAN, WELL.”
This year, I will be speaking German. I don’t even give a fuck that everyone says that “It’s so hard” and “conversational German is difficult to manage” People have done it, it can be done > I will be talking to you auf Deustch by
September 23rd this year the end of this year.. And if I’m not? I’m probably moving back to Australia. EVERYONE’S A WINNER !
Look out 2k14, we are making plans & taking names.