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Things to Stop Giving a Sh*t About in 2016

Already my New Year’s resolutions are looking as sugar-coated as the now empty box of truffles sitting on my desk washed down with a gorgeous glass of Malbec. That’s precisely the moment that I decided to give it up and started making a list of un-resolutions.

Here goes:

1. Going to the gym to work off the truffles. The times that I’ve actually made it there by 6:30 a.m. are way too few and far between to justify holding onto the membership, 350 truffle calories or not.

2. Going on a diet in the first place. Hard pass on that now that women are celebrating their curves. What’s it called? Body Shaming?

3. Having plans on a Friday night. After a 60-plus hour work week, I will completely surrender to the happiness that I now feel taking a hot shower, slipping into my fuzzy pink pajamas, watching Netflix, and ordering take out.

4. “Putting myself out there” the rest of the time: Yes, putting yourself out there (wherever there is) is probably a great way to make new friends and open yourself up to new romantic connections, but I already have great friends, and I’d rather do the things I enjoy doing like taking a hot shower, slipping into my fuzzy pink pajamas, watching Netflix, and ordering take out on a Friday night.

6. On that note, catching up with people out of obligation: Who’s got time for that? No one. That’s what Christmas cards are for.

7. Wearing high heels to work: I officially give that one up.

8. My kids attitudes: I’ve come to accept that they will not miraculously do an about face in the middle of sniping at me to say, “I know that’s what Moms are for, to support and encourage us to become respectful, resourceful and responsible young ladies. Thank you for reigning us in to reflect upon our connection to humanity.”

9. Taking the kids out of school for vacation: Some committee came up the brilliant idea to cut our school vacation calendar into two small breaks (a few days off in March and a few days off in April) as opposed to one big break whereby a family could actually spend some “quality time” together. Maybe I got such a great deal on airfare to the cute, little island because I said, “I don’t give a shi* if they miss a few days of school or not. We’re going!”

10. Finishing every book I start: Except for my own which is coming out soon!!!

11. How my life compares to others on Facebook: Ahhh… if we could only stop ourselves from comparing and despairing, the world would be a happier place. But then, we’d have to live without Facebook and how can you possibly do that? The answer is, you can’t, so keep it in perspective people.

12. Cleaning before friends come over: Why do double duty?

13. People who don’t care about you: #BYE


  1. Sarah says:

    You are awesome. Drinks soon..

  2. William Batts says:

    That was pretty good, and a relief from watching the Iowa election returns.

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