Over at the Gurl offices, we’re thinking about 2013 and how we’re going to make it the best year ever.
Step one: Start with the right resolution. We each picked a resolution to share with you, our favorite people on the internet…aside from Ryan Gosling.
Melanie, Senior Editor
I have so many resolutions (probably because there are so many things I could be better at!) but my biggest one is to maybe be a little less hard on myself. I’m sure you can relate when I say that I often feel like I’m letting someone down if I didn’t do something super perfectly—but the truth is that nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes here and there. So, here’s to making mistakes, hopefully learning from them, and worrying way less about living up to someone else’s standards!
Every year, I make a New Year’s resolution to floss more. Maybe that sounds boring, but I stick with it a little bit longer each year, so I figure it’s only a matter of time before I am a flossing pro. I do like to set a more specific resolution for each year, as well. For 2013, I would really like to do more creative writing. I read a lot of great books and saw a lot of movies with awesome screenplays this past year, so I finally need to stop daydreaming and actually start writing some things down!
Jessica, Editorial Assistant
I’m actually really, really terrible at keeping up with New Year’s resolutions so I almost never make them because it’s sort of pointless. But this year I’m going to try something a little bit different. My resolution is to find something to be happy about every day no matter what else is going on. That probably makes me sound like a miserable person, but I swear I’m not. It’s just easy to get bummed out or stressed out over little things and I’m sick of doing that. So from now on I’m going to stop sweating the small stuff and just be happy about what I have. I feel like I might actually be able to keep up with this resolution!
Julie, Editorial Director
I’m not the biggest resolution maker. I’m just not that into forcing myself to look at my life and find something wrong to fix. Not that my life is perfect–it’s not, like AT ALL–but, I really try to focus on how wonderful the great parts of my life are and not dwell on the rest. But, I think this year I have a resolution that is really positive and will make 2013 even better for me. My resolution is to listen to my gut more. I have great intuition, but sometimes I just ignore it and go with advice other people give me. Why do I do that? I have no idea! But, it’s going to stop. Next year is all about listening to myself and believing in what I have to say!
Do you have any resolutions for 2013? We’d understand if you didn’t, because we think you’re perfectly perfect! If you do, let us know in the comments. And happy, happy New Year to you!